The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has appointed Tansy Davies Associate Professor of Composition, effective from 1 August 2019.



Davies is currently an Associate Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and was Composer-in-Residence at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw during the 2018-19 season, a position that culminated in the premiere of her major new ensemble work Soul Canoe, written for Asko|Schönberg.

“Professor Davies has established herself as a highly individualized voice in composition today,” said Gwyn Richards, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean. “Her music doesn’t reside in an airtight box, but is, rather, out on the street, friendly, aggressive, mingling with rock. She blends classical, contemporary and rock elements, oft times influenced by art, architecture and ritual. Her arrival at Indiana University is highly anticipated.” 

“It is truly a coup to welcome internationally renowned composer Tansy Davies to our thriving community at the Jacobs School,” said David Dzubay, chair of the Composition Department. “She will bring a fresh infusion of ideas, enlivening all that we do here in Bloomington and beyond. We are thrilled that she will be joining us!”

“I’m delighted to accept this position at the IU Jacobs School of Music,” said Davies. “I felt an instant affinity with the school when I visited a couple of years ago and enjoyed a stunning performance of my piano concerto ‘Nature.’ I have the strongest impression of the Composition Department, as people, musicians and teachers, and I look forward to working together to support the creation of amazing new music.”