Retired Frost Faculty Member Ivan Davis Passes at 86

Retired Frost Faculty Member Ivan Davis Passes at 86

By UM News

Retired Frost Faculty Member Ivan Davis Passes at 86

By UM News
UM Frost School of Music professor and prize-winning pianist, Ivan Davis, passes away.

In 1966, prize-winning classical pianist, Ivan Davis, began teaching at the Frost School of Music located at the University of Miami. Davis help guided the music program toward national recognition for 42 years. At the age of 86, Davis passed away following a stroke.

“Ivan Davis was one of the most musical and technically thrilling pianists of his generation,” according to Frost School of Music’s Dean Shelton Berg. “When I arrived at the Frost School in 2007, it was exciting to know that I would be Ivan’s colleague, and it was a joy to get to know him,” Berg said. “I am grateful for the generations of students he taught at our school, and the enduring legacy he gave us.”

Davis’ survivors include his daughter Leslie Davis Galiardi, three grandsons, and wife Betty Lou. There will be no services at Davis’ request.