Thanks to the success of our 100 Gifts Matching Grant Challenge, it is with heartfelt delight that we welcome violinist/violist Josie Davis to the Newport String Project as Associate Musician! An accomplished chamber musician dedicated to exploring the ways that music can engage people from diverse backgrounds, Josie will join the team as a teaching artist at the MLK Center and will also perform on our chamber music series. Welcome Josie!
Josie Davis began her musical studies at the age of six with Janet Ciano and Gilda Joffe. She received her undergraduate degrees in violin and sociology at Oberlin College and Conservatory where she was a student of David Bowlin. She has participated in various music festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival, New York University’s String Quartet Seminar, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and has appeared with her sister on NPR’s From the Top. Josie has performed in a wide-range of venues from Carnegie Hall to the Monte Music Festival in India. She is committed to using music as a way to connect with people of different cultures and backgrounds and has taught music to children in Panama and India. Josie is currently participating in a two-year fellowship program at Community MusicWorks in Rhode Island where she performs regularly and teaches a full studio of students. Outside of music, she loves cooking, hiking, pottery, and sailing along the coast of Maine.