March 4, 2008
Dr. Ron Davis will return to Oklahoma Baptist University to perform an organ recital, on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in OBU's Potter Auditorium.
Davis, associate professor of music at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., served on the OBU faculty from 1987-2004.
The recital will include works composed by Bach, Maquaire, Reveyron and Gárdonyi. The concert is free and open to the public.
At Presbyterian, Davis is director of studies in sacred music, music theory and organ. He also is director of the handbell ensemble and directs the school's choral ensemble for men. In addition, he is organist for the First Baptist Church of Greenwood, S.C.
While in Oklahoma he served as organist at Shawnee's University Baptist Church from 1987-94, and at Oklahoma City's First Baptist Church from 1994-2004.
The popular organist's performing schedule takes him to Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia this spring.
Davis is actively involved with the American Guild of Organists and the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. This year he also has been the handbell clinician for the advanced ringing conference at Lutheridge, North Carolina.
Davis received his undergraduate training in organ and church music at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. After a year of graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, he completed master's and doctoral degrees in organ performance from the University of Kansas. He continued his studies with post-doctoral work at Southwestern Seminary.
Potter Auditorium is located in OBU's John Wesley Raley Chapel.