Music Director/ Conductor, CIM Opera Theater, is also music director and conductor of the Duke Symphony Orchestra and professor of the practice of music at Duke University. In July 2000, he made his major orchestra conducting debut, leading the National Symphony Orchestra in concert at the Kennedy Center. Mr. Davidson has guest conducted orchestras in Finland and the U.S., including the Charlotte and Akron Symphonies, and recently completed a month-long residency at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he guest-conducted the Symphony Orchestra and Choral Union in a performance of Brahms' Requiem and taught conducting. During the 1998-99 season, he held the position of associate conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and professor of music and director of orchestras at Wichita State University. Mr. Davidson has served as conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and associate professor of music at the University of Akron. He frequently serves as cover conductor for the North Carolina Symphony and has also served in this role for The Cleveland Orchestra. He was a finalist in the Antal Dorati Conducting Competition with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Hans Swarowsky Conducting Competition in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Davidson was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2007.
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