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adrian.davis@mpls.k12.mn.us

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MR. DAVIS is a native of Memphis, TN. He completed his undergraduate studies in Music at the University of Memphis, and his graduate studies in Music Education from the University of Saint Thomas.  Mr. Davis’s teaching career has included both choral and instrumental music education, in which he has developed outstanding music programs that serve the needs of the learner and foster students into champions of the community.

Since his professional teaching career began in 2000, his choral and instrumental programs have been active performers in the school and community, and have received both excellent and superior ratings in state, regional, and national festivals. Mr. Davis was nominated a quarterfinalist for Grammy Music Educator of the Year in 2014 and 2016, and was featured on Classical MPR in January 2014 for excellence in music education. He was also selected as a top educator in the Celebration of Teachers for Minneapolis Public Schools in 2016.

In the Fall of 2013, he assumed the duties responsibilities of establishing a music department at Roosevelt High School.  Mr. Davis was nominated a quarterfinalist for Grammy Music Educator of the Year in 2014 and 2016, and was featured on Classical MPR in January 2014 for excellence in music education. 

He is an active musician and producer. Mr. Davis has performed and recorded with many artists across the United States and the world. He has a solo album, entitled "Divers," that was released in 2008. He is a percussionist, pianist, and organist.  

Mr. Davis, along with his wife, Tyona, and three children, Arielle,Tobias, and Allyse, reside in north Minneapolis, MN.

Choir

The Roosevelt High School Concert Choir is an active, vibrant, and developing high school choral organization from Minneapolis, MN. The RHS Concert Choir is beginning its third year of development. The choir is the largest student group at Roosevelt High School, which is the most culturally diverse school in the Minneapolis Public Schools. RHS choir believes in empowering students to learn, and enabling them to serve in the community. As leaders of the local community, the choir's musical programming and performances always reflect the diversity of the students, and cultural relevance in the classroom. The choir received excellent ratings in the 2015 and 2016 6AA MN State High School League Large Group Festival. Roosevelt's choir was featured in the ACDA MN State Conference in 2015. The choir will also perform The Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic in February 2017.

The choirs are active in the school and community. They provide numerous concert performances throughout the year at Roosevelt and the Twin Cities area. These performances include the Mosaic Community Festival in Minneapolis, and the Holiday Music Festival at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

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