Artists Associates

Associate artists at Davidson focus on specific instruments and voice techniques.

Alan Black

Alan Black
M.A. Indiana University

Chamber Music, Cello Instruction. I've been the principal cellist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for 25 years. 

Jacque Culpepper

Jacquelyn Culpepper
M.M. Baylor University

Voice Instruction. Performance in opera, oratorio, orchestral concerts, chamber music, art song recital, and music theatre. I've toured all over the world as a professional opera singer, and now teach voice performance in opera, oratorio, orchestral concerts, chamber music, art song recital, and music theatre.

Will Fried

Will Fried
D.M.A. University of California, San Diego

Piano Instruction. I have taught piano and survey courses on twentieth century music, primarily in post-WWII repertoire.

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam
D.M.A. University of Kansas

Director of Choral Activities. Choral and instrumental conductor, baritone soloist, professional choritster, educator, and published composer.

Rosemary Furniss

Rosemary Furniss
A.R.C.M. Yehudi Menuhin School, A.R.A.M. Royal Academy of Music

Violin Instruction. A professional violinist all my adult life, I formerly taught violin at the Royal College of Music in London.

Cynthia Lawing

Cynthia Lawing
M.A. Case Western Reserve University

Piano Instruction. I've performed all over the world as a concert pianist and write my own compositions.

Michael Rowland

Michael Rowland
M.C.M. Southern Baptist Seminary, School of Music

Organ Instruction. Staff accompanist for ensembles and solo performances.

Diane Thornton

Diane Thornton
M.M. Temple University

Voice Instruction. Peformance in opera, recital, orchestral concert and chamber music performances, with some additional emphasis on baroque and contemporary music.