Vanessa Davis is a clarinetist, teacher, and writer based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.
She performs in the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Mesquite Symphony, and Toccare Winds regularly while actively freelancing. She has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Her creative work centers around the versatility of the clarinet and bass clarinet as an unaccompanied solo instrument
Currently, she teaches Clarinet at Stephen F. Austin State University, Clarinet at Lubbock Christian University, and Woodwinds at Laredo College. Her students have been awarded college scholarships to prestigious music schools for undergraduate as well as graduate study. She has also worked as a clarinet specialist and consultant throughout Texas since 2015.
An active member of the clarinet community she is the Chair of the International Clarinet Association Youth Committee and Secretary of the South Central Chapter of the College Music Society. As a writer, she has contributed to The Clarinet Journal, Symposium, the NACWPI Journal, and The Instrumentalist.
Vanessa is a Buffet Crampon Performing Artist and Clinician and plays exclusively on their instruments. She plays on both Wodkowski Philadelphia and Vintage Charles Chedville Mouthpieces with a silver Ishimori Ligature. She holds a doctorate in Clarinet Performance.