Brent Michael Davids
Brent Michael Davids (b. 1959, Madison, Wisc.) is a Native American composer and flautist.
Mr. Davids is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation, a Native American tribe. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music composition from Northern Illinois University and Arizona State University, respectively. He was trained at Redfords Sundance Institute, and apprenticed with film composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) on the TV-Miniseries Dreamkeeper (Hallmark and ABC). Davids has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, PBS and NAPT.
Davids film scores include: The 1920 Classic Myth: Last of the Mohicans, World of American Indian Dance, The Business of Fancy Dancing, The Silent Enemy and Bright Circle.
In the 1980s, he crafted his first designs for his signature quartz flutes. Many of his scores are written and published with graphic notation, being works of visual as well as musical art.
Works for Winds
- Cry of the Winds
- Grandmother Song (2002)
- Indian Story Time
- Indian Treaty Time (2012)
- Made by American Indians
- Brent Michael Davids website Accessed 26 June 2018
- Carver, Joseph D. "Grandmother Song." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 200-206. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
- The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 308.