Joann Martinson Davis
Mrs. Martinson Davis has appeared with such opera companies as Opéra Louisiane, Greensboro Opera, Western Plains Opera, Louisiana Opera, and Emerald City Opera. Joann’s opera roles include Norina, Yum-Yum, Violetta, Adele, Le Feu (L'enfant et les Sortilèges), Monica, Lola, Mabel, The Fairy Godmother (Cendrillon), Frasquita, and Gretel. Joann has performed as a soloist in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, Saint-Säens Christmas Oratorio, Bach's St. John Passion, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. Such concerts have been with the Minot Symphony, Vermont Philharmonic, Coeur d'Alene, Symphony in the Valley, UNCG Symphony, Bayou Masterworks Chorale and Lynchburg Chamber Orchestras. Mrs. Martinson Davis’ awards include “Audience Favorite” and the Puccini Award with the Orpheus Competition, the Orchestral Performance Award with the Bel Canto Institute, along with awards from the Coeur d'Alene Young Artist, Symphony in the Valley, Long Leaf Opera, The American Prize, and Heafner/Williams Competitions and a finalist in the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition. Joann received her B.A. in Music Performance from Minot State University and her Master's in Music from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is an annual performer in the New Music on the Bayou Festival in Louisiana. Joann currently lives in Ruston, LA with her husband.