Edward F. Davis (b. 1989) is a Chicago-based, English-American composer of contemporary classical (primarily choral) music. He graduated with Honors in music composition from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in composition at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts. His music has been performed throughout the United States, including at the IMEA All-State Conference in 2011, as well as in the Catalunya region of Spain.
In addition to composing, Davis maintains an active performing career as a bass-baritone. He has performed with Nova Singers, Chicago Choral Artists, and Manhattan Concert Chorale (which allowed him the privilege to perform in Carnegie Hall), and worked with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer in June 2013 as part of their biennial Sonoma Choral Workshop. Currently, he is a member of Bella Voce, Wicker Park Choral Singers, Chicago Choral Project, and Peregrine Vocal Ensemble (of which he is a founding member).
Davis has studied composition with Drs. Bruce Polay, Thomas Benjamin, Marta Ptaszyńska, Rob Deemer, and Stephen Andrew Taylor, and currently studies with Drs. Stacy Garrop and Kyong Mee Choi. He also works as a sound designer and composer of original music at Rare Terra Theatre, and proudly serves as Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Chamber Choir.