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Mezzo soprano

Joy Elaine Davidson was American mezzo soprano. Named Outstanding Miami Artist at Orange Bowl; recipient Mastronardi endowed chair, 1995, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development award for teaching excellence, 1996, Roberta Rymer Balfe award Florida Grand Opera. Member Philanthropic and Educational Organization, United Methodist Women, Sigma Alpha Iota, Zeta Tau Zeta.

Background

Davidson, Joy Elaine was born on August 18, 1940 in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Clarence Wayne and Jessie Ellen (Bogue) Ferguson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1959;postgraduate, Florida State University, 1961-1964.

Career

Director vocal/opera department New World School Arts College/Conservatory Division, Miami, Florida, 1992—2002. Retired, 2001

Robert A. Carrie Mastronardi endowed professor, since 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Debut 1965 with Miami Opera. Has performed with Metropolitan Opera, opera companies throughout United States and Canada, La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Bayerische State Opera, Lyons (France) Opera, Welsh Opera, Florence (Italy) Opera, Torino (Italy) Opera. (recipient Gold medal International Competition Young Opera Singers, Sofia, Bulgaria 1969), Rio de Janeiro.

      Performed with numerous orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Orchestra, Pittsburgh Orchestra, Columbus (Ohio) Orchestra

    • recording artist.

Religion

God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

Membership

Member Philanthropic and Educational Organization, United Methodist Women, Sigma Alpha Iota, Zeta Tau Zeta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, camping, cycling, church activities.

Connections

Married Robert Scott Davidson, August 9, 1959. Children: Lisa Beth, Robert Scott II, Jeremy Fergus, Bonnie Kathleen, Jordan Christian.

father:
Clarence Wayne Ferguson

mother:
Jessie Ellen (Bogue) Ferguson

spouse:
Robert Scott Davidson

child:
Lisa Beth Davidson

child:
Robert Scott II Davidson

child:
Jeremy Fergus Davidson

child:
Bonnie Kathleen Davidson

child:
Jordan Christian Davidson