Dr. Melissa Davis is an active concert soloist, vocal professor, choral conductor, vocal clinician, and worship leader. Earning a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree from the University of Illinois, Dr. Davis has served as Professor of Voice at the University of Arkansas, Director of the Music Department and Assistant Professor of music and worship arts at Tyndale University and is now the Head of Vocal Performance at York University.
As a music director and worship leader in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), she has worked in crafting weekly worship services that speak to multiethnic, multigenerational congregations. In 2015, Dr. Davis released her live solo debut album, City Called Heaven: An Evening of Songs and Spirituals, and in 2016, she became Founder, Artistic Director, and conductor of the 50-member Tyndale Community Choir.
A dynamic mezzo soprano soloist, Dr. Davis has toured internationally, singing in France, Wales, the Caribbean, the United States, and throughout Canada, in concert and playing lead and principal roles in various opera productions. With numerous invitations to give community vocal and worship music workshops, she has also been invited to present clinics, lectures and recitals at York University, the University of Waterloo, Tyndale University, the University of Illinois, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Toronto.