Seth Davis (Known as Mr. Martin as CCHS) is in his first year at Cedar Creek High School as the assistant director of bands. He most recently was a graduate assistant with the band department at Texas State University, achieving a masters in wind conducting under Dr. Caroline Beatty. His responsibilities included conducting the concert ensembles at the university, teaching conducting classes, and assisting with the athletic bands. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education with a Minor in Wind Conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Seth has studied euphonium performance with M. Dee Stewart and Daniel Perantoni.
Prior to his work at Texas State, Seth served as the Director of Bands at Hightstown High School and Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School in central New Jersey. Under his direction, the Hightstown High School Marching Band won 2nd in the 2015 UsBands State Championships in group 3A and the Hightstown High School Wind Ensemble achieved its first ever “Gold” rating at the 2014 CJMEA Concert Band Festival. Seth also served as the CJMEA Junior Region Band Coordinator, responsible for administrating auditions for over 1500 students.
As a conductor, Seth was chosen as one of four chamber conductors selected at the University of Minnesota’s Wind Conducting Workshop. This past summer, he won a position to conduct the United States Air Force Band, premiering Tyler Mazone’s Symphony No. III, A Guide Through Dreams. He was recognized with a BRAVO Award in 2018 for his paper on wind orchestration in Mozart’s symphonies, which was presented at the 10th annual International Research Symposium at Texas State University. Seth is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, the Texas Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association.
Seth lives in Austin TX with his fiancé Michelle and two cats Oliver and Ruth. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing video games, eating strange foods, and seeing live music.
Wind Ensemble (PD 1 Band)
Symphonic Winds (PD 2 Band)
Concert Band (PD 3 Band)
Ensemble Class (PD 6)
Middle School lessons at CCMS
EMAIL - Sdavis2 AT Bisdtx DOT org
PHONE - 512-772-7300 x231 75