Area Chair, Musicianship, Assistant Professor, Piano and Musicianship - Department of Music Research
Thomas Davidson is a graduate of Queen’s University, The Royal College of Music in London, England and McGill University where he earned the Master of Music degree. Hailed for his "impressive command of the instrument", he is a frequent performer as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician both in Canada and abroad, and also on CBC radio.
Davidson is the Founder and Artistic Director of Trio Chanteclair (soprano, clarinet and piano) and has been responsible for the commissioning and premiËre performances of many contemporary Canadian works—including both solo piano and chamber music repertoire. He has produced a compact disc recording entitled Canadian PremiËre Performances featuring some of this repertoire. This CD is distributed by the Canadian Music Centre.
Assistant Professor at Queen’s and McGill Universities, where he has been teaching piano and musicianship since 1984, Davidson divides his time during the academic session between MontrÈal and Kingston. At present, he is Associate Piano Coordinator at Queen’s School of Music and Chair of Musicianship Studies at McGill’s Schulich School of Music.
Other activities include teaching a number of piano students at the McGill Conservatory of Music and Marianopolis College (CEGEP) in MontrÈal. He has been an executive committee member of the Quebec Music Teachers’ Association and President of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association. Davidson is at present the QuÈbec Provincial Administrator for the National Music Festival (Federation of Canadian Music Festivals) and is in demand as a workshop animator, examiner and adjudicator across Canada and in the United States.