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 musician's mental and physical wellness.
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, talents, and wellbeing. She is currently Professor of Flute at the Tell School of Music at Millersville University and teaches in Lancaster, PA in her private studio, Davis Flute Studio.
An interest in mental and physical wellness led Morgann to explore connections between physical and mindfulness practices and performance skills for musicians. She is a 200hr registered yoga teacher and a practitioner of mindfulness meditation, and uses her training in anatomy, yoga, and mindfulness to help musicians develop a greater understanding of how to express and care for themselves in a demanding and competitive field. In addition to teaching weekly yoga classes, Morgann has taught tailored workshops for flutists at a variety of colleges, summer programs, conventions, and intensives.
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 newly developed 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 was previously the first 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, which led her to create the Story Soundtracks program with the Duke Street branch of the Lancaster Pubic Library. She also writes regularly on her blog about wellness for musicians, teaching and pedagogy, and life as a musician.
Originally from a small town in central Pennsylvania, Morgann spent four defining years at The Ohio State University earning 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 post-graduate study on scholarship as a member of his studio in Courchevel, Paris, and Southern France.
Morgann enjoys the constant growth finding her place in a fast paced music field demands, providing the best possible education she can for her students, and creating a greater awareness of the benefit of mind-body connection for musicians. She currently hosts the Life Between the Notes podcast with oboist Kirstin Myers where they interview and record the stories of Southeastern Pennsylvania musicians. When she's not working, she can be found reading, hand lettering and painting, doing yoga, and enjoying life with her husband and two cats.