Queen's University

Thomas Davidson

Continuing Adjunct Associate Professor in Piano (Keyboard, Musicianship) Coordinator of the Keyboard Area

Education: B.Mus. (Queen's), M.Mus. (McGill), A.R.C.M. (R.C.M. London), L.T.C.L. Certificate of Advanced Study (R.C.M. London)

Email: td@queensu.ca

Member Type(s): Faculty


Thomas Davidson is a graduate of Queen’s University, The Royal College of
Music in London, England and McGill University. Hailed for his "impressive
command of the instrument", he is a frequent performer as soloist, accompanist
and chamber musician both in Canada and abroad, and also on CBC radio.
Davidson has been responsible for the commissioning and première
performances of many contemporary Canadian works—including both solo
piano and chamber music repertoire. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of
Trio Chanteclair (soprano, clarinet and piano) and has enjoyed musical
collaboration with many composers and fellow chamber musicians.
Associate Professor in the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s
University, where he has been teaching piano and musicianship since 1984, Tom
also serves as a coordinator for the Performance and Keyboard areas. He also
taught at McGill’s Schulich School of Music for over 30 years and took on a
number of administrative responsibilities there, including the position of Chair
of Musicianship Studies. While teaching piano at McGill, he taught a significant
number of piano students at the McGill Conservatory of Music and Marianopolis
College (CEGEP) in Montréal.
Davidson has been an executive committee member of the Quebec Music
Teachers’ Association and President of the Canadian Music Festival
Adjudicators’ Association. He is the Québec Provincial Administrator and Board
of Governors member for the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals and is in
demand as a workshop animator, examiner/jury member and adjudicator across
Canada and in the United States.