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Sept. 8 concert at Clarke features Davis Brooks and Frank Felice

By Clarke News  |  September 5, 2017

The Clarke University Music Department will host Davis Brooks and Frank Felice in concert on Friday, September 8.  The concert will be in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is a free event.

Davis Brooks plays the violin and electric violin, while Frank Felice is a composer and engineer.

Davis Brooks comes from a diverse musical background as soloist, pedagogue, orchestral musician, studio musician, concertmaster on Broadway, conductor, and chamber musician. His teaching experience has included faculty appointments at Baylor University, Wayne State University, the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, and Bucknell University. He is Professor of Violin Emeritus at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Brooks received a master’s degree in violin performance from Yale University and his doctorate in violin performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Brooks served as Associate Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, was a member of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center, played in the New York Chamber Symphony, and also served as concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of New England, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the Waco Symphony.

Frank Felice’s music has been performed extensively in the U.S., as well as in Brazil, Argentina, Japan, China, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, Austria, the Philippines, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Felice began his musical studies in Hamilton, Montana and his interest in composition began through participation with a number of rock bands. He attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, the University of Colorado, and Butler University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Frank currently teaches as an associate professor of composition, theory and electronic music in the School of Music, Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Felice is member of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S., the American Composers Forum, the American Music Center, The Society of Composers Inc., and the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Music Department at (563)588-6575.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.