Owen Davis is a senior music education major at Northern Arizona University where he has studied percussion and composition since 2007. With ardent enthusiasm, Davis has pursued the study of modern composers such as Iannis Xenakis and John Cage, recently attending two California exhibitions, Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary- Persepolis L.A. (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) and the concert series presented by the CEAT with the same title. He has been a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra percussion section since 2009, is regular performer and composer in the new music concert series on campus and has served as a counselor and musician with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan) for the summers of 2008 and 2010, one of which included an international tour with performances in France, Germany, Belgium, and Austria. Owen received the Pearl/Adams Scholarship to attend the 2011 SŌ Percussion Summer Institute where he created, collaborated, and performed with the members of SŌ Percussion and music artist Dan Deacon at Le Poison Rouge in NYC. During his time on the Princeton campus, he attended masterclasses by Paul Lansky and Steve Mackey and studied improvisation with New York artist Grey McMurray. He has had composition lessons with German Composer Jens Marggraf, and Princeton University doctoral students Troy Herion, Michelle Nagai and Elliott Cole. He studies composition at NAU with Dr. Bruce Reiprich and percussion with Dr. Steven Hemphill.