Flutist Morgann Elyce Davis came to her current place in Southeastern Pennsylvania via adventures living in the Midwest. Energetic and engaging, she is a frequent performer in a variety of settings, a teacher, and an advocate for music and the arts.
Morgann's primary focus is aiding music students of all ages in their pursuit and enjoyment of music by helping each to develop their unique voice and talents. She currently teaches in Lancaster, PA and the surrounding area. Davis Flute Studio hosts two student recitals yearly as well as an annual Flute Day featuring chamber music and guest teachers. Beyond teaching, performances such as house concerts, orchestral work, and chamber music serve as an outlet to share an infectious love of music. Morgann can be heard on stage with ensembles including the Endless Mountain Music Festival, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Allegro Orchestra of Lancaster, Harrisburg Symphony, Reading Symphony, and Kennett Symphony. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Morgann performed with ensembles like the Dubuque Symphony and Madison Symphony.
A strong advocate for the value of music and the arts, Morgann was previously on the Career and Artistic Development Committee of the National Flute Association, where she was the first coordinator of the entrepreneurship focused C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition. Morgann currently serves on the board of the Allegro Chamber Orchestra where she works to engage a non-traditional audience and enhance music education efforts. She is the program director of NextGEN Youth Music which provides five youth music ensembles to students in Lancaster County.
Morgann enjoys using her personal interests to draw a connection to music in new ways and created the Story Soundtracks program with the Duke Street branch of the Lancaster Pubic Library as a way to combine her love of reading and music. The pilot program featured three children's stories where students who attended became the composers, writing the soundtracks for instruments like alto flute and bass clarinet.
An interest in mental and physical wellness has led Morgann to explore connections between physical practices and wellness and performance skills for musicians.
Originally from a small town in central Pennsylvania, Morgann spent four defining years at The Ohio State University studying towards a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance (Magna cum Laude) with Katherine Borst Jones. Following her time in Buckeye country, Morgann received a Master of Music degree (Summa cum Laude) as a student of Stephanie Jutt at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Compelled by the incredible music of Jean Ferrandis and the desire to travel, she pursued study on scholarship as a member of his studio in Courchevel, Paris, and Southern France.
Morgann greatly enjoys the constant growth in finding her place in a fast paced music field and providing the best possible education she can for her students. When she's not working, she can be found practicing hand lettering, doing yoga, and enjoying life working on ambitious projects like their fixer-upper home with her husband.