Keith Davis
Head of Vocal Studies
Music department
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

kcd@soton.ac.uk

"I continue to enjoy a varied and interesting musical journey. Starting as a boy chorister in Holy Trinity Church Chelsea London SW1, then Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music London. Later whilst still a senior student at the RCM, I was appointed to the professional choir of Westminster Cathedral. During these formative years being a member of the famous Early Music vocal ensemble Pro Cantione Antiqua was a fantastic learning experience, helping improve my sight singing and getting to know the emerging mediaeval repertoire.  By way of luck and networking I was fortunate to perform with some amazing musicians from the UK and Europe; internationally renowned singers such as Arleen Auger, Barbara Bonney, Elly Ameling, Anthony Rolf Johnson, Ian Partridge, and conductors  Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Phillip Herreweghe, Armin Jordan etc.    
Appointed as professor of voice at The Royal College of Music  1981-86), I introduced Qi Qong breathing and TaiChi techniques to underpin the support system for the voice and alleviate performance anxiety.   Hobbies: Archery Small bore rifle photography martial arts.
Keith is Head of Vocal Studies and vocal coach at the University of Southampton and founder & Director of Cantores Michaelis the University of Suthampton Choral Scholars"
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