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Eric C. Davis

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music


DMA, 2018, Rutgers University; MM, 1996, Manhattan Schl Music; BM, 1993, Univ Hartford


A native of Brooklyn, NY, hornist Eric Davis leads a diverse music career. He is the former Principal Horn of La Kamerata, Chamber Orchestra, Athens, Greece, as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Queretaro, Mexico. Mr. Davis has also performed with the New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Princeton Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony. The New York Times says that Mr. Davis performs “….with admirable poetry”.

Mr. Davis has performed with The Sylvan Winds, the Concert Pops of Long Island with Dean Karahalis, and the Long Island Philharmonic. Artists he has worked with include Indina Menzel, Bernadette Peters, Kristen Chenoweth, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Frank Sinatra Jr., Johnny Mathis, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Wallace Roney and Natalie Merchant

On Broadway, Mr. Davis has been performing for several years. He has been an orchestra member in the newest production of “Gigi”, the Tony award winning “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” and the Candor and Ebb production of “Curtains”. He has also performed at Les Miserables, the King and I, American in Paris, the Lion King , and Fiddler on the roof

In 2015 Mr. Davis performed the David Amram “Concerto for French Horn” with the Rutgers Wind Symphony.

Recent recordings include the Westside Chamber orchestra on the Naxos Records, “Gigi”, the Broadway cast album, “Titanes del Trombón” with Doug Beavers and “Music for Peter Gunn” with the Harmonie Ensemble, “the Gershwins Porgy and Bess” cast album, and “Ilearned the Hard Way” with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on Dap Tone Records.

Eric is the Adjunct Professor of French Horn teacher at Hofstra University and coaches the Horn Ensemble. He received his Bachelors  degree in Music from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford and his Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music where he was a student of David Jolley. He is currently finishing the requirements for his Doctorate in Musical Arts at Rutgers University.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 010P (CP) FRENCH HORN Undergraduate
MUS 020 (CP) ENSEMBLE Undergraduate