Zach Gulaboff Davis

Gulaboff Davis
Art Discipline: 
Salem, OR
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 7, 2019 to Oct 25, 2019

Described as “beautiful, lyrical” and brimming with “unexpected harmonic shifts” (International Trumpet Guild), the music of Zach Gulaboff Davis centers on the core elements of musical narrative: Emotion, drama, and expression. Zach’s compositions have been performed across the globe at venues including Carnegie Hall, Columbia University, New York University, Bulgaria’s National Palace of Culture, Norway’s Arctic Cathedral, the national conferences of the International Trumpet Guild and North American Saxophone Alliance, and at schools of music and conservatories throughout the country. Gulaboff Davis’ works gave garnered nearly 20 national and international awards since he began compositional studies in 2013. Zach holds a B.A. in piano performance and composition/theory, summa cum laude, from Linfield College, Oregon, an M.M. in composition from the Mannes College of Music in New York City, and a D.M.A. in composition and M.M. in music theory at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied under Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. In his spare time, Zach is active in American Kennel Club dog sports, where he travels the country as a licensed Dog Agility judge. Don’t ask him about the (countless) similarities between composing and designing Agility courses unless you have hours to spare!