Miriam Davidson328 W. Seymour St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Music Director for the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, SC: 2008 to present. Responsibilities include selecting music, directing the adult and children’s choir, running rehearsals, selecting/arranging/writing music and hymns, programming and coordinating special music and guest musicians, working w/ the Minister and Director of Religious Education to create special services for Christmas, Solstice and Beltane, coordinating the musical life of the congregation, serving as accompanist for Sunday Services when needed.
Partner in folk-roots duo Wishing Chair: 1995 to present
Wishing Chair is a nationally acclaimed and award-winning, singer-songwriter folk/roots duo. Roles performed include lead and backup singer, instrumentalist (piano, accordion, guitar, banjo, octave mandolin and hand percussion), arranger and songwriter, as well as handling business matters including booking, publicity and road manager duties.
Grant Reviewer: for the Kentucky Foundation for Women, serving on the Performing Panel to review Artist Enrichment Grants: 2010
Substitute accompanist for Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg: 2007-2008
Accompanist for Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg Children’s choir: 2007-2008
Substitute accompanist for St. John’s Unitarian Universalist, Cincinnati, OH: 2007
Nightlife Director, Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute (SUUSI): 2006 to present
Responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating all performance venues, concerts and open mics, overseeing adult and youth dance venues, programming and planning evening family events and entertainment, consulting w/ worship service musicians, overseeing sound technicians and gear interfacing
Private music studio: 1990 to present
Private lessons in piano, guitar, voice, performance skills and audition preparation.
Music Director for Lying to the Sea Gypsy: 2010
Duties include: rehearsal pianist, bandleader, and accompanist.
Music Specialist at Sayre School Extended Day Program, Lexington, KY: 1992-2007
Private lessons and holiday programming.
Artist in the Schools: Central and eastern Kentucky and Tennessee: 1995-2005
Taught songwriting and basic recording skills to children grades 6-12.
Associate Director and Songwriting Department Head, National Guitar Workshop,
New Milford, CT: 1983-1995
Duties included managing curriculum and programming for a 400 student per week summer music program for adults and teens as well as a director of satellite campuses.
Project editor, designer and music engraver: 1985-1993 for the National Guitar Workshop's series of instructional books, published by Alfred Music Publishing.
Professional synagogue choir singer: Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park, PA:
Choral Singer: MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, Cincinnati, OH: 1992-1994
Anna Crusis: Philadephia Women’s Choir, Philadelphia, PA: 1981-1982
Arbel Chorale, Philadelphia, PA: 1978-1980
Music Counselor: Camp Alonim, Brandeis Camp Institute, Simi Valley, CA:
Author: Teach Yourself to Play Accordion, Alfred Music Publishing
Beginning Songwriting (with Kiya Heartwood), Alfred Music Publishing
Petrie School of Music, Converse College: 2007-2009. Coursework in Music Program
BFA Temple University: 1978
Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network
North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance
Northeast Regional Folk Alliance
Local 1000 Traveling Musicians Union