Artist Associates

Artist Associates at Davidson focus on specific instruments and voice techniques.

Alan Black

Alan Black
M.A. Indiana University

Chamber Music, Cello Instruction. I've been the principal cellist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for 28 years. 

Jacque Culpepper

Jacquelyn Culpepper
M.M. Baylor University

Voice Instruction. Performance in opera, oratorio, orchestral concerts, chamber music, art song recital, and music theatre.

Will Fried

Will Fried
D.M.A. University of California, San Diego

Piano Instruction. I have taught piano and survey courses on twentieth century music, primarily in post-WWII repertoire.

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam
D.M.A. University of Kansas

Director of Choral Activities. Choral and instrumental conductor, baritone soloist, professional chorister, educator, and published composer.

David Gilliland

David Gilliland
D.M.A. University of Minnesota

Departmental Accompanist. Specialist in choral and wind literature, and active chamber musician.

Cynthia Lawing

Cynthia Lawing
M.A. Case Western Reserve University

Piano Instruction. I've performed all over the world as a concert pianist and write my own compositions.

Joseph Meyer

Joseph Meyer
M.C.M. San Francisco Conservatory

Violin Instruction. Active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader.

Diane Thornton

Diane Thornton
M.M. Temple University

Voice Instruction. Peformance in opera, recital, orchestral concert and chamber music performances, with some additional emphasis on baroque and contemporary music.