Tyson J. Davis
The young American composer Tyson J. Davis began composing at the age of eight: “I always hated to practice,” he says, “so often I would improvise on the pieces I was learning at the time. That led me to coming up with little short pieces of my own.” He currently studies with Lawrence Dillon at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), where he has already completed a large number of works. His first String Quartet was premiered in February 2018 by the Attacca String Quartet, followed by the vocal works Another Sky by the UNCSA Cantata Singers and his first symphony, entitled an age of ambiguity. Tyson Davis had his prizewinning composition Microludes for 13-piece chamber ensemble premiered at the MATA Jr. Festival in New York in November 2018.