May 9th - 14th, 2021

Dr. JoDee Davis - brass

Brass Adjudicator JoDee Davis
JoDee Davis is Professor of Trombone at the UMKC Conservatory, where she has taught since 2001. She is a member of Trilogy Brass and plays extra trombone with the Kansas City Symphony. Davis has served on the faculties of Kent State University and Eastern Washington University. Formerly principal trombone of the Spokane Symphony and second trombone of the Santa Fe Opera, she has performed with a number of other orchestras including the Akron, Canton, and Youngstown Symphony Orchestras in Ohio, and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Charleston, SC, and Spoleto, Italy.

Davis has presented recitals and master classes throughout the United States and has performed and given clinics at the International Trombone Festival, the American Trombone Workshop; the Midwest Clinic; and the Ohio, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois Music Educators Conferences.  She was a member of the highly acclaimed trombone quartet PRISMA, which performed at the first International Women’s Brass Conference in St. Louis, the Arizona Low Brass Symposium, and International Trombone Festivals in Cleveland, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, and Feldkirch, Germany. In 2011, Davis was an adjudicator in the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  In November 2013, she presented a recital and master classes at the Musik Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen. Davis is currently working on a recording project of new music for trombone and piano, with a grant from the University of Missouri Research Board. Her students hold positions in universities and public and private schools throughout the country. In 2015, she was awarded the UMKC Conservatory’s Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Award.

Davis holds the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, and the Masters in trombone performance and Bachelor of Music in music education from the University of Northern Iowa. Her solo recording In the Moment, is on the Albany Records label.

Important News!

Registration for Musicfest Northwest 2021 HAS BEEN SUSPENDED! New Masterclass Series Announced.

Masterclass Series 2021


Masterclass Series May 10-14, 2021 – Please see schedules for more information

Location Information

All master classes will be held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox except the piano division which will be held at Steinway of Spokane in the Recital Room.


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Virtuoso Level
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Mike & Barb Canton - Reed Division

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Please see News for more information on COVID-19 and how we are dealing with this year's Festival.