Josh Davies is a highly requested player in many different styles including solo, orchestral, jazz, lead trumpet, salsa, new music, and various settings in chamber music. Josh has been Principal Trumpet in the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra for four seasons. He won the position of Co-Principal Trumpet in the Orquesta Sinfonica de la UANL (Monterrey Symphony Orchestra) in Monterrey, Mexico shortly after completing his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. While completing his Masters and D.M.A., he was a graduate teaching assistant under Professor Ray Sasaki at the University of Texas at Austin for 3 years and held a position as the Trumpet Professor at Temple College. In early 2009 Josh joined Concordia University-Texas (Austin) as an adjunct professor of music. His duties have included teaching private brass lessons, music theory, music theory and conducting the Jazz Ensemble. Also with his duties at Concordia University-Texas, Josh is on faculty of the Concordia Music Academy and The Austin Chamber Music Center. Josh also is the Executive and Artistic Director for the Austin Brass Project, a 501-C3 non-profit professional brass organization dedicated to brass performance and the education of brass music in Texas.
Josh has been a semi-finalist at the National Trumpet Competition from 2001-07 for solo and 2002-05 for the ensemble division. Josh can be heard over 20 CD’s with various labels in jazz, classical, alternative, latin, tejano and funk styles and performed with such groups as the Monterrey Metropolitan Opera Company, Monterrey Chamber Orchestra, Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, Temple Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra and Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra. Josh has performed all over the United States and Mexico in places such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. He has shared the stage with such artists as Byron Stripling, Phil Smith, Ellis Marsalis, Dick Oatts, Rob Smith, Kenny Garrett, Dewie Redman, Chris Murrell, and Fred Wesley, Fernando de la Mora, Jose Carreras, The Three Mexican Tenors, Alexander Markov and Raol Di Blasio to name a few. He was recently a part of the recording for the award-winning Circus Maximus for Wind Ensemble by John Corgliano and a part of the pieces premier in 2005.