Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., M.M., Musicology, University of Colorado
  • B.A., Music History & Literature, State University of New York
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
Dr. Mark Davenport, director of the Music Program at Regis University, teaches music history, survey courses in the Fine Arts Core, Core writing seminars, and Integrative Core. In 2002 he founded, and continues to direct, the Collegium Musicum, an ensemble specializing in music before 1750. He is also director of the newly established Recorder Music Center, housed in the Dayton Memorial Library at Regis. Davenport holds the Ph.D. and Master of Music degrees in Musicology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was the recipient of both the Gordon Getty Foundation Scholarship and the Ogilvy Research Fellowship (Center for British Studies) for his doctoral work on the seventeenth-century English composer William Lawes. He conducted doctoral research at the Bodleian and Christ Church Libraries in Oxford. His undergraduate work was at Sarah Lawrence College, in Bronxville, New York, and the State University of New York, College at New Paltz, where he received a B.A. in Music History and Literature, summa cum laude. He has taught at the State University of New York, College at New Paltz, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Metropolitan State College of Denver. 

Davenport’s areas of research and teaching include Early Music and American Music, Art and Culture, and Education. His scholarly articles have appeared in The Journal of the Viola Da Gamba Society of America, Early Music America: The Magazine of Historical Performance, American Recorder, and in a chapter of a book entitled William Lawes: Essays on His Life, Times, and Work, published by Ashgate (1998). He has served as Book Review Editor for American Recorder, the journal of the American Recorder Society, and Editor of Early Music Colorado Quarterly. He is a founding member of Early Music Colorado, serving on its Board of Directors from 1993-1997, and served two consecutive terms on the Board of Directors of the American Recorder Society (2004-2012), chairing its Education and Programs Committee. He has also edited numerous editions of early music for his music publishing company Landmark Press. His current research work (forthcoming) documents the history of the Gate Hill Cooperative, an intentional community of artists, musicians, educators and social activists. 

Davenport’s professional performance background includes working in both the early music and popular music fields. As an instrumentalist, Davenport specializes on baroque and renaissance woodwinds. His early career included touring with the internationally acclaimed New York Pro Musica in its production of the thirteenth-century liturgical drama The Play of of Daniel. As a recorder soloist he has appeared with both the Colorado Music Festival and Boulder Bach Festival Orchestras. He has also founded several early music ensembles including the Boulder-based Fiori Musicali and Trio Dolce. Studying cello throughout his youth (with Lawrence Lessor and Judith Davidoff), he received a cello scholarship to attend Sarah Lawrence College where he also studied composition with David Maslanka and Meyer Kupferman. As a contemporary keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter (ASCAP), and producer, Davenport has an extensive performing and recording background. His solo release Full Circle: Songs on the Carousel of Time (2009) set in a song cycle, offers a 20-year retrospective of his original songs. His most recent release, Joyful Sighs & Soulful Hymns (2013), presents a song cycle based on sixteenth-century hymns, motets and madrigals.

Creative & Professional Work

CONDUCTOR, MUSICAL  DIRECTOR,  MUSIC FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP FACULTY MEMBER


2005 – 2016

Regis University Collegium Musicum. Over  20 performances for Regis University Music Program Concert Series. Special guest appearances at Early Music  Colorado Fall Festival (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012) in Boulder Public  Library, Colorado, and  at the  King Center, Auraria Campus in Denver (October, 2012), at “Lights Lesson  & Carols” (2005, 2008, 2011), and  at Colorado Music  Educator’s Conference (CMEA),  Grand Ballroom, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs (January, 2012).

Denver Recorder Society Workshop in the Rockies,  Estes Park  (takes  place  in May each  year).

San Francisco Early Music  Society (SFEMS) Recorder Workshop, St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA (July 24-30, 2016).

Whitewater Early Music  Festival, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (June 5 -7, 2015). 

Columbia Gorge  Early Music  Retreat/ Portland Recorder Society, Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, OR (March 13-16, 2015).

Artistic Director, Faculty, Planning Committee “Recorderfest in the West,”  Festival and Conference. Four-day event commemorating the 75th  anniversary of the American Recorder Society and  the 10th  anniversary of the Recorder Music  Center, Regis University, Denver, CO (September 18-21, 2014).

Whitewater Early Music  Festival, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (June 6-8, 2014). 

Denver Chapter of the American Recorder Society,  Denver, CO (August 19 , 2012). 

American Recorder Society Festival and  Conference, Reed College, Portland, OR (July 5 -8,2012).

Whitewater Early Music  Festival, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (June 1-3, 2012). 

Boulder Chapter of the American Recorder Society,  Boulder, CO (May 13, 2012). 

Denver Chapter of the American Recorder Society,  Denver, CO (February 19, 2012).

Chicago Early Music  Festival, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (June 3 -5, 2011).

Canto Antiguo Early Music  & Dance,  Chapman University, Orange, CA (July, 2005-2010). 

American Recorder Society Festival and  Conference, University of Missouri, St. Louis (July 30-August 2, 2009).

Montreal Recorder Festival, Montreal, Canada (September 11-14, 2008). 

San Diego  Early Music  Society,  Palomar (May 23 -25, 2008).

Ft. Collins Chapter of the American Recorder Society,  Fort Collins, CO (September 23 , 2007).

Boston  Chapter of the American Recorder Society,  Harvard University, Cambridge, M A (March 24, 2007).

Rio Grande Viol and  Recorder Workshop, Las Cruces, NM (October 7 -9, 2005).

Early Music  Colorado Benefit Workshop, Regis University, Denver, CO (August 14 , 2005). 

American Recorder Society Festival and  Conference, Regis University, Denver, CO (July 28-31, 2005).

1993-2004 

Multiple year  faculty appointments with  the following societies, festivals, workshops and  orchestras:

• Adirondack Early Music  Camp and  Workshop, Black Lake, NY

• Ann  Arbor Recorder Workshop, Ann  Arbor, MI

• Canto Antiguo Early Music  & Dance,  Thornton School,  Ojai, CA

• Colorado Recorder Festival, Colorado Springs, CO

• Denver Recorder Consort, Denver, CO

• Fort Collins Collegium Musicum, Fort Collins, CO

• Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Palo Alto, CA

• Rio Grande Viol and  Recorder Workshop, Las Cruces, NM

• San Diego  Early Music  Society Workshop, Palomar, CA

• San Francisco Early Music  Society Workshop, Dominican College, San Rafael,  CA

1991-1992 – Musical Director - Collegium Musicum, State University of New  York at New Paltz. 
1976-1978 – Musical Director - Painters Theater, an off-Broadway theater and  dance company in residence at Sarah Lawrence College.

PERFORMANCES & RECORDINGS (EARLY, CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY MUSIC )

Featured Soloist (recorder)

San Francisco Early Music  Society (SFEMS) Faculty Concert s with  Miyo Aoki,  Rotem Gilbert,Matthias Maute, Hanneke van  Proosdij (recorders) and  Derek  Tam, harpsichord. St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA (July 26 and  July 29 , 2016).

Columbia Gorge  Faculty Concert with  Vicki Boeckman, Laura Kuhlman, and  Gayle  and Philip Neuman (recorders and  other early  instruments). Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, OR (March 15, 2015).

Festival Faculty Concert “Recorders Without Borders” with  Vicki Boeckman, Clea Galhano, Laura Kuhlman, Paul Leenhouts, Hanneke van Proosdij, Anne Timberlake, and Tom Zajac (recorders). Recorderfest in the West Festival and  Conference. Claver Recital Hall,  Regis University (September 20, 2014).

Handel Sonatas for Recorder and  Harpsichord with  Lyn Loewi  (harpsichord). St John’s Cathedral, Denver (October 20, 2013).

“Handel Sonata in C Major  Opus 1 No. 3 for Recorder and  Harpsichord” with  Lyn Loewi (harpsichord). 2nd  Wednesday Faculty Recital Series, Claver Recital Hall,  Regis University (October 9, 2013).

Canto Antiguo West  Coast  Early Music  & Dance  Faculty Concert with  Thomas Axworthy, Ronald Glass,  Carol  Lisek and  Alice Renken. Chapman University, Orange, CA (Saturday August 7, 2010).

“Masterpieces of the Baroque” with  Christine Kyprianides (viola  da gamba) and Thomas Gerber (harpsichord). Guest Artist C oncert Series, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver (May 2, 2008).

The Grand Canonical Ensemble (featured guest artist). King  of Glory  Lutheran Church, Ft. Collins, CO (April  13, 2008), Harmony in the Round, Ft. Collins Regional Library, Ft. Collins, CO (April  11, 2008), and  Regis University “Guest Artist Series”  (February 13, 2008).

“A Taste of Early Music” featuring The Grand Canonical Ensemble (guest featured artist).

Our  Savior’s  Lutheran Church, Ft. Collins, CO (February 8, 2008).

Music  Faculty Recital with  Ben Cohen (lute).  Berkeley Church, Regis University, Denver, CO (September 27, 2006).

Canto Antiguo West  Coast  Early  Music  & Dance  Faculty Concert with  Thomas Axworthy, Inga  Funck,  Ronald Glass,  Carol  Lisek, Alice Renken and  Shirley Robbins. Chapman University, Orange, CA (Saturday July 15, 2006).

“Collage” Rio Grande ARS Chapter Workshop Faculty Concert, with  Vicki Boeckman and Clea Galhano (recorders). Peace Lutheran Church, Las Cruces, NM (October 9, 2005).

American Recorder Society Festival Faculty Recital with  Ken Andresen, Letita  Berlin, Frances Blaker,  Louise  Carlslake, Fran  Feldon, Clea Galhano, Eileen

Hadidian , Matthius Maute, and Norbert Kunst (recorders). Berkeley Church, Regis University, Denver, CO (Saturday July 30,

Canto Antiguo West  Coast  Early Music  & Dance  Faculty Concert with  Thomas Axworthy, Ronald Glass,  Colleen Kennedy, Jim Maynard, Alice Renken, Shirley Robbins and  Claire Rottembourg. Chapman University, Orange, CA (Saturday July 17, 2004).

Trio Dolce, with  Ann  Marie  Morgan (viola  da gamba) and  Phebe Craig  (harpsichord). Packard Hall,  Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (January 27, 2004).

Trio Dolce, with  Ann  Marie  Morgan (viola  da gamba) and  Phebe Craig  (harpsichord).

O’Sullivan Arts Center, Regis University, Denver CO (January 25, 2004).

Faculty Recital,  with  Shirley  Stephens-Mock (viola  da gamba) and  Debra Throgmorton (harpsichord). Front  Range  Community College, Ft Collins, CO (April  7, 1997).

“Music of the Winds: Works for Recorder, Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord,” with  Vicki Boeckman (recorder), Denise Briese (viola  da gamba) and  Phebe Craig (harpsichord). Grace Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO (February 26, 1997), and  Epiphany Lutheran Church, Denver CO (February 25, 1997).

Friends of Early Music  Showcase Performance (debut Los Angeles appearance) with  Patricia Mabee  (harpsichord), and  Margaret Moores (cello). Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA (October 29, 1996).

Faculty Recital with  Patrick Mason (tenor), Elizabeth Farr (harpsichord), and  Shirley Stephens-Mock (viola  da gamba). Grusin Music  Hall,  University of Colorado, Boulder (September 17, 1996).

Faculty Recital with  Scott Reiss (recorders). Canto Antiguo West  Coast  Early Music  & Dance. Ojai, CA (Saturday July 27, 1996).

Canto Antiguo West  Coast  Early Music  & Dance  Faculty Concert with  Thomas Axworthy, Henrietta Bemus,  LaNoue Davenport, Peter  Farrell, Ronald Glass,  Kathy  Lear, Shirley Robbins and  Sheila  Schonbrun. Ojai, CA (Saturday July 29, 1995).

Fiori Musicali “Musical Flowers of the 17th  & 18th  Centuries,” with  Patrick Mason (tenor), Jelena  Mathys (harpshicord), and  Mary  Springfels (viola da gamba). Grace  Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO (April  7, 1995).

“A Concert Honoring Henry Purcell (1659 -1695) 300 Years After  His Death,” with  Robert Harrison (tenor), Martha Sandford (harpsichord), and  Gordon Sandford (viola  da gamba). Grusin Music  Hall,  University of Colorado, Boulder (February 12, 1995).

Fiori Musicali “The Music  of Henry Purcell” with  Patrick Mason (tenor), Jelena  Mathys (harpshicord), Shirley  Stephens-Mock (viola  da gamba), and  others. Multiple performances: First Presbyterian Church, Ft. Collins, CO (November 20, 1994); Grace  Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO (November 18, 1994); Colorado College Visiting Artist Series, Packard Hall (November 17, 1994); and  Early Music  Colorado Fall Festival, Boulder, CO (October 22, 1994).

Baroque Music  Academy (Matthew Loucks, director). St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fort Collins, CO (October 7, 1994).

“A Little Night Music” with  Wayne Templeman (cello), Jim Vaughn (bass),  and  Laurie Kahler (harpsichord). Private Estate  Concert, Denver, CO (June 4, 1994).

Boulder Bach Festival Orchestra (Robert Spillman, Director). Grusin Music  Hall,  University of Colorado, Boulder (April  29-May 1, 1994).

Boulder Bach Festival “Bach for Kids”  (Robert Spillman Director). Boulder Public  Library Auditorium. Boulder, CO (April  17, 1994).

Fiori Musicali “French and  Italian Music  of the 17 th  & 18th  Centuries” with  Patrick Mason (tenor), Jelena  Mathys (harpshicord), and  Alyssa Pava  (baroque cello). St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Denver, CO (February 26, 1994) and  Grace  Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO (February 25, 1994).

“Contrasts” Solo Recorder Recital with  guests Robert Spillman (piano), Greg Dyes (piano), Jelena  Mathys (harpsichord), Lisa Eakins (cello), Kevin  Thomas (bass),  Matt  Houston (percussion), and  others. Grusin Music  Hall,  University of Colorado, Boulder (October 26, 1993).

Columbine Pro Music, with  Gordon Sandford (viola  da gamba), Martha Sandford (harpsichord), and  Quinn Kerrane (soprano) and  Martin Wachter (recorder). Divine Science Church, Denver, CO (October 2, 1993).

“Italian Recorder Sonatas of the Baroque Period” with  Jelena  Mathys, harpsichord. First Divine Science Church, Denver, CO (October 2, 1993).

“Jewels  of the Baroque” with  Michael Sand  (baroque violin),  and  Phebe Craig  (harpsichord). Grace  Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO (August 13, 1993).

“Italian and  German Music  of the Baroque Period,” with  Jelena  Mathys, harpsichord. Boston Early Music  Festival, Harvard University, Swedenborg Chapel, Cambridge, MA (June 18, 1993) and  Grace  Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO (April  16, 1993).

Boulder Bach Festival Orchestra (Robert Spillman, Director). Grusin Music  Hall,  University of Colorado, Boulder (April  29-May 1, 1993).

Boulder Bach Festival “Bach for Kids”  (Robert Spillman Director). Boulder Public  Library Auditorium. Boulder, CO (April  18, 1993).

The American Recorder Society Boulder Chapter Concert. Grace  Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO (November 6, 1992).

Faculty Recital.  Grusin Music  Hall,  University of Colorado, Boulder (October 13, 1992). 

Founder/member, the New Paltz  Baroque Trio (recorder), with  Mary  Jane Corry, harpsichord, and  Susan  Seligman, cello.

1978-1979  Toured with  internationally acclaimed New  York Pro Musica in their production of The Play of Daniel including sold-out engagements at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., St. John the Divine in New  York City, and  Princeton University.

Recording artist (recorder) for Eighteenth Century  Recorder Music. Music  Minus One Records, 1974. 

Recordings of Telemann, Sammartini and  Loeillet  with  LaNoue Davenport (recorder), Judith Davidoff (viola  da gamba), and  Edward Smith  (harpsichord).

Orchestra  Member  (cello)

1974-1978 - Sarah  Lawrence College Chamber Orchestra (Harold Axe, Director), and  the Rockland Suburban Symphony (Ed Simons, Director).

PERFORMANCES & RECORDINGS (POPULAR MUSIC)

Piano,  Synthesizers, Vocalist, Early Woodwinds, Songwriter, Producer

Recording artist (lead  vocalist, piano), producer, songwriter, on single  release When The Heart Is Broken (Landmark, August 11, 2015 ).

Recording artist (lead  vocalist, piano), producer, songwriter, on single  release Second Chance (Landmark, October 23, 2014).

Producer, songwriter, performer (lead  vocalist, piano) for single  “Second Chance” Included in compilation compact disc  Inspirational Radio Sampler, Vol. XIIIV No. 1. Oasis  Disc Manufacturing compact disc. 2014.

Recording artist (lead  vocalist, piano), producer, songwriter, on single  release Second Chance (Landmark, April  21, 2014).

Recording artist (lead  vocalist, piano, organ, synthesizers), producer, songwriter, on single release The Sum Of All Delight (Landmark, January 20, 2014).

Recording artist (lead  vocalist, keyboards and  recorders), producer, songwriter, on 11-song compact disc  Joyful Sighs & Soulful Hymns  (Landmark, October 21, 2013). Song cycle based on 16th-century hymns, motets, and  madrigals. Reviewed in American Recorder Magazine (Winter, 2013), Tom Bickley writing “Remarkable… a deeply moving journey for the listener.” CD Release  Event:  featured guest on KRFC 88.9fm - Ft Collins “Morning Mix,” with  live streaming on krfcfm.org (October 23, 2013). Album featured on KSFR 101.1fm - Santa  Fe Public  Radio  “Jazz  etcetera, with  host  Helga Ancona, with  live streaming on ksfr.org (January 17, 2014). Album featured on “The Hudson Valley Jam”  with  hosts  Scott Staton, Stefan  Waldman and  Joe Nicoletti, with  live streaming on area24radio.com (June 26, 2014). Album spends 14 consecutive weeks on CDBaby  “Top  Sellers”  list (November 1 2013 – February 15, 2014).

Recording artist (lead  vocalist, piano, renaissance recorders), producer, songwriter, on single release If I Were a Prince (Landmark, August 10, 2013). Song based on a renaissance motet by 16th-century Spanish renaissance composer Alonso Lobo.

Guest performing member (recorder, krumhorn, voice and  synthesizer) with  RCA recording group Autosalvage. South  by Southwest Festival and  Conference, Austin, TX (Esther’s Follies, March 14 and  Roky Erickson Psychedelic Ice Cream Social at Threadgill’s March 15, 2013).

Premier performance (laptop) of contemporary piece for violin  and  laptop entitled Bordone, by composer Loretta Notareschi at Regis University “Second Wednesday Faculty Recital Series”  (October 10, 2012).

Recording artist (lead  vocalist, keyboards), songwriter, producer, on single  I Love You More (Landmark, November 21, 2010).

Featured solo artist (piano, voice) at the First A nnual “Cabaret for a Cause” at the Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO (August 28, 2010).

Recording artist (lead  vocalist, keyboards and  recorder), producer, songwriter, on 10-song compact disc  Full Circle: Songs on the Carousel of Time (Landmark), 2009.

Producer, songwriter, performer (lead  vocalist and  keyboards) for single  “One  Hope (Standing Proud).” Included in compilation compact disc  Adult

Contemporary Radio Sampler, Vol. IX No. 5. Oasis  Disc Manufacturing compact disc. 2009.

Producer, editor, songwriter, performer for single  “Mark Davenport: One Hope (Standing Proud).” Music  video to help  raise  awareness of the genocide in Darfur, 2009.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD

1998 –Present

Owner/Editor, Landmark Press.  Music  publishing company. Produces and  distributes performing and  critical  editions of early  music.

2004-2012

Board  of Directors, American Recorder Society (elected to two 4 -year  terms). Chair, Education Committee (2004-2010); Chair, Programs Committee (2010 -2012). Served on Governance Committee, Publications Committee, and  Festival and  Conference Committees.

2006-2008

Board  of Directors, Early Music  Colorado.

1994 –1997

Editor, Early Music Colorado Quarterly , the Journal of Early Music  Colorado.

1993 –1997

Book Review Editor, American Recorder, the Journal of the American Recorder Society.

Board of Directors, Early Music Colorado.

1987-1989

President, Downtstairs Records. Independent record label based in New  York.

1984-1992

President, Miles of Music  Publishing, Inc. Music  publishing company.


Research & Scholarship

PRESENTATIONS, PAPERS, CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

“Renaissance Man – LaNoue Davenport: Pioneer of the Recorder Movement in America.” San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS), St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA, 25 July 2016.

“Integrated Music: Education for the Complete Musician.” Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic and Conference, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO, 29 Jan. 2016.

“Paul Williams: from Black Mountain to Gate Hill.” ReVIEWING Black Mountain College: Bauhaus + USA, an international conference hosted by the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, The Reuter Center at UNC Asheville, NC, 26 September 2015.

“Home Land: from Bauhaus to Space House, a Preliminary Report.” Gate Hill Cooperative 60th Anniversary Celebration, Stony Point, NY, 27-28 June 2015.

Faculty Panelist on Research and Teaching. 2014 Fall Faculty Conference Pedagogy Beyond the Classroom: Regis College Faculty as Teacher Scholar Practitioners. Claver Recital Hall, Regis University, Denver, CO, 3 Oct. 2014.

“Joyful Sighs & Soulful Hymns: Integrating Scholarly and Creative Work.” Session presenter/faculty at the 2014 Fall Faculty Conference Pedagogy Beyond the Classroom: Regis College Faculty as Teacher Scholar Practitioners. Regis University, Denver, CO, 3 Oct. 2014.

“Fugal Flauto: J.S. Bach Fugues and Double Choir Motets.” Session presenter/faculty at the Recorder Music Center Festival and Conference Recorderfest in the West. Regis University, Denver, CO, 20 Sept. 2104.

“William Byrd and his Sphere of Influence.” Session presenter/faculty at the Recorder Music Center Festival and Conference Recorderfest in the West. Regis University, Denver, CO, 20 Sept. 2014.

“The Essential Graces: Ornamenting Baroque Music.” Featured presenter at the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) Professional Development Conference Rocky Mountain Rendezvous. The Denver Hyatt at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, 15 Nov. 2013.

Terpsichore (‘Delight in Dancing’).” Featured session presenter at the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) Professional Development Conference Rocky Mountain Rendezvous. The Denver Hyatt at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, 15 Nov. 2013.

“Tradition and Trust in (Music) Education.” Panelist and presenter at the Fall Faculty Conference. Regis University, Denver, CO, 5 Oct. 2012.

“The Essential Graces: Ornamenting Baroque Music.” Lecture and demonstration presented at the American Recorder Society Festival and Conference The Recorder: Past, Present and Future, Reed College, Portland, OR, 7 July 2012.

“New Paths for Teaching the Recorder.” Session moderator for the American Recorder Society Festival and Conference, The Recorder: Past, Present and Future, Reed College, Portland, OR, 7 July 2012.

“Red Rocks/Regis & the Denver Music Scene.” Featured presenter for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) National Dean’s Conference, Red Rocks, Denver, CO, 29 Sept. 2011.

“Leading a Group: Recorder Orchestras, Collegia and Consorts.” Session moderator at the American Recorder Society Festival and Conference, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1 Aug. 2009.

“The Art of Dying.” Session chair for the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society, Quebec City, Quebec, 2 Nov. 2007.

“Locating and Playing Music from the Recorder Music Center.” Lecture and demonstration presented at the American Recorder Society Festival and Conference, Regis University, Denver, CO, 29 July 2005.

"Between Fantazy and Aire: The 'Active Braine' of William Lawes." Performance/ Lecture presented at the Fortieth Annual Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, New Hampshire, 22 July 2002.

"The Dances and Aires of William Lawes (1602-1645): Context and Style." 3 Vols. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder (May, 2001).

"Thematic Transformation and Other Abstract Tendencies: Decoding an Early-Seventeenth Century Autograph Manuscript by William Lawes (c. 1635-38)." Paper read at the annual meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music held at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 20 Apr. 2001. Paper first read at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society held at Arizona State University in Tempe, 11 Mar. 2000.

"The Aire in William Lawes's Five- and Six-Part Consort Setts: A Comparison and Analysis." Selected for presentation at the William Lawes Conference and Festival, 22-24 Sept. 1995, Oxford University, England. Paper first read at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society held at Brigham Young University (Apr. 1995).

"Handel's Opus I Solo Sonatas." Paper/performance presented at the San Francisco Early Music Society, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA (12 June 1997).

"Handel's Opus I Solo Sonatas." Paper/performance presented at the Colorado Recorder Festival, Colorado Springs, CO (19 July 1994).

"Erick Katz: His Early Years in Berlin and Freiburg, 1900-1939." Masters Thesis, University of Colorado at Boulder (21 Apr. 1994).

"Student Evaluations of College Music Professors: Differences Between Professors With a Background and Without a Background In Music Education." Paper presented at the 51st Annual Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA), Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO (28 Jan. 1994).

"Rock in the American University: Popular Vs. Classical Musical Systems - Bridging The Gap," Senior Project/SUNY New Paltz (8 May 1992).

PUBLISHED WORK

A. Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Interviews, Reports, Obituaries

“All Things Recorder: The Recorder Music Center celebrates 10 Years,” American Recorder 56 (Winter 2015): 8-10.

“Tom Zajac (1956-2015),” American Recorder 56 (Winter 2015): 10.

A Day in the Park by LaNoue Davenport for Recorder Day,” American Recorder 54 (Winter, 2013): 22-25.

“The Recorder Music Center Turns Five,” American Recorder 51 (November, 2010): 4-5.

“ARS Names DAA and PSHA Recipients,” American Recorder 50 (January, 2009): 4.

“The Recorder Goes to School,” American Recorder 50 (January, 2009): 11.

“News from the Recorder Music Center,” American Recorder 49 (November, 2008): 11.

“An Interview With Shirley Robbins,” by Martha Bixler. Transcribed and Edited With An Introduction by Mark Davenport. American Recorder 49 (September, 2008): 12-17.              

“News from the Recorder Music Center,” American Recorder 47 (September, 2006): 14.

“Education Committee Changes Focus: Phases Out ARS Teacher Certification,” ARS Newsletter (September, 2006): 1.

“News from the Recorder Music Center,” Early Music Colorado Quarterly 14 (Summer, 2006): 5, 7.

“News from the Recorder Music Center,” American Recorder 46 (May, 2005): 4.

“Early Music well-represented at American Musicological Society 2004,” American Recorder 46 (January, 2005): 6-7.

“The Recorder Music Center: Making a Home for All Things Recorder,” American Recorder 45 (May, 2004): 28-29.

“Between Fantazy and Aire: The ‘Active Braine’ of William Lawes,” Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America 39 (2002): 49-75. (Published June, 2003.)

“American Recorder Pioneer LaNoue Davenport Dies at Age 77,” The Recorder Magazine 20 (Summer, 2000): 47-49. 

“LaNoue Davenport (1922-1999): A Son’s Recollections,” American Recorder 41 (January, 2000): 12, 14, 32.

“The Aire in William Lawes’s Five- and Six-Part Consort Setts: A Comparison and Analysis.” Chapter in William Lawes (1602-1645): Essays on His Life, Times and Work, ed. Andrew Ashbee. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing, 1998, 283-306.

“Exploring the Music of Sixteenth-Century Spain,” San Francisco Bay Area Early Music News (September, 1998): 6-7.

“Noah Greenberg: The Man Behind the Music,” Early Music America 3 (Fall, 1997): 39-44, 47.

“Troubadours and the Art of Courtly Love,” Southern California Early Music News 22 (November, 1997): 1, 12-14, 19.

“The Changing Christian Liturgy and its Affect on Music Through the 16th Century: A Backdrop for the Early Music Audience,” Early Music Colorado Quarterly 5 (Winter, 1996-97): 3-8.

“Musicians, Madrigals, Marriages, Women and Opera: The Mantuan Court of Vincenzo Gonzaga, 1587-1612,” Southern California Early Music News 21 (October, 1996): 1, 12-22, 26.

“The New York Pro Musica’s ‘Play of Herod’: Research Issues Then and Now,” Early Music America: The Magazine of Historical Performance 1 (Winter, 1995): 26-34.

“Carl Orff: The Katz Connection,” American Recorder 36 (September, 1995): 7-15, 34-39.

"Spain in the New World: Some Musical Consequences," Early Music Colorado Quarterly 3 (Winter, 1994): 6-11.

"Recorder Pitch: Always Throwing Us a Curve," American Recorder 34, (March, 1993): 7-10. Article cited in The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder, ed., by J. M. Thomson, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 213, and in Richard Griscom and David Lasocki, The Recorder: A Guide to Writings about the Instrument for Players and Researchers, (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994): 122.

B. Book Reviews

"Méthodes et Traités Flûte À Bec 8,” 3 Vols. Edited by Susi Möhlmeier and Frédérique Thouvenot, American Recorder 45 (January, 2004): 30-33.

"The Viola da Gamba Society Index of Manuscripts Containing Consort Music, Vol. I." Compiled by Andrew Ashbee, Robert Thompson, and Jonathan Wainwright, Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America 40 (2003): 61-67.

"The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder." By John Mansfield Thomson (ed.), American Recorder 37 (March, 1996): 36-38.

"English Musicians in the Age of Discovery." By Ian Woodfield, American Recorder 36 (November, 1995): 34.

"The Recorder: A Guide to Writings about the Instrument for Players and Researchers." By Richard Griscom and David Lasocki, American Recorder 36 (January, 1995): 24-26.

"On Playing Oboe, Recorder, & Flageolet." By J.P Freillon-Poncein. Translated by Catherine Parsons Smith, American Recorder 35 (March, 1994): 19-20.

C. Music Reviews

“John Jenkins: ‘Fantasia-Suites’ for two trebles (violins), two basses (viols) and organ.” Edited by Andrew Ashbee, Viola da Gamba Society of America News, 43 (September, 2006): 10-11.

"Crumhorn Collection," "More Ancient Carols," and "More Carols for Krumhorns or Recorders." Arranged by Hans Neuberger, American Recorder 34 (November, 1993): 16-17.

Ernst Krahmer. Works edited by Piers Adams: "Concert Polonaise, Op. 5;" "Rondo 'La Tryolienne,' Op. 35;" "Souvenir A La Suisse, Op. 27;" and "Variations Brillantes, Op. 18," American Recorder 34 (November, 1993): 17.

"Extraordinary Encores for Solo Recorder and Pianoforte, Vol. I." By Piers Adams. American Recorder 34 (March, 1993): 37-38.

"Solos in Swing for Descant Recorder and Piano." By Don Bateman. American Recorder 34 (March, 1993): 37-38.

D. Music Editions, Historical Notes

Robert Dorough, Eons Ago Blue, for Recorder Consort (ATTB) with Optional Gamba (or Cello) & Percussion. Edited with an Introduction by Mark Davenport (Colorado: Landmark Press, Special Editions LP SE-2, 2015).

William Lawes, The Three-Part Consorts, for Two Treble Viols (or Violins) and Bass Viol (With Optional Continuo). Edited by Mark Davenport (Colorado: Landmark Press, English Consort Series LP ECS-3, 2002).

"Erich Katz: His Life." Introduction to Erich Katz, Santa Barbara Suite: Gala Centennial Edition. Published as a supplement to American Recorder, 46 (January, 2000).

Nicolas Gombert, Dezilde al Cauallero, Five-Part Villancico for Voices, Recorders, Viols or Other Early Instruments. Transcribed and edited by Mark Davenport (Colorado/New York: Landmark Press, Art of the Netherlands Series, LP ANS-3, 1999).

Cristóbal de Morales, Emendemus in melius, for Recorder Quintet. Edited by Mark Davenport (Colorado/New York: Landmark Press, Spanish Renaissance Series LP SRS-3, 1998).

Alonso Lobo, Ave Maria, Double Choir Motet (Eight-In-Four-Canon). Edited by Mark Davenport (Colorado/New York: Landmark Press, Spanish Renaissance Series LP SRS-2, 1998).

Alonso Lobo, Versa est in luctum, for Recorder Sextet. Edited by Mark Davenport (Colorado/New York: Landmark Press, Spanish Renaissance Series LP SRS-1B, 1998).

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2015

The Northwestern University Library John Cage Research Grant “John Cage and the Gate Hill Cooperative Artist Community.” 

FDC Travel Grant. Regis University

Large Summer Research Grant. Regis University. Project title: “Gate Hill Cooperative Interviews and Archival Research.”

2012

SPARC Faculty Research Grant. Regis University. Project title: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed: Crossing Musical Boundaries.”

2011

TSSC Travel Grant. Regis University.

2007

TSSC Travel Grant. Regis University.

2005

TSSC Travel Grant. Regis University.

2004

TSSC Travel Grant. Regis University.

1999-2000 

Gordon Getty Foundation Scholarship Award. College of Music, CU.

Domestic Travel Grant. Graduate School, CU.

1998-2000

University of Colorado Fellowship. The Graduate School, CU.

1997-1998

Ogilvy Research Fellowship. Center for British Studies, CU.

Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Award. Graduate School, CU.

1994-1998

Graduate Assistantship. College of Music, CU.

1995-1996

Academic Research Award. College of Music, CU.

Graduate School Dean's Small Grant Award. CU.

International Travel Grant. Graduate School, CU.

1994-1995 

Research Fellowship. American Music Research Center, CU.

Domestic Travel Grant. Graduate School, CU.

1993-1994

Graduate School Dean's Small Grant Award. CU.

1992-1994

Teaching Assistantship. College of Music, CU.

1991-1992

Marion Harding Scholarship Award. State University of New York, College at New Paltz. 


Community Service & Involvement

REGIS UNIVERSITY

2005-Present   

Chair, Music Program Concert & Events Planning Committee

2015-2016     

Search Committee, Music Faculty

2014-2015 

Member, Senate Committee                                              

2013-2014        

Search Committee, Dean of Regis College

- Co-Chair, “Inspired Thinkers” Speaker Series Planning Committee (Robert Gupta, September 17-18, 2013).

- President’s Ad Hoc Committee on Events Parking

- Chair, Search Committee, Fine & Performing Arts Department Administrative Assistant

2010-2012        

Integrative Teaching Institute (May 14-17, 21-24 and August 21-22, 2012)

- Peter Claver Hall (formerly ALC) Steering Committee

- Music and Audio Technology Ad Hoc Planning Committee

 - Search Committee, Associate Minister for Liturgical Music

2005-2008        

Chair, Budget and Facilities Committee

- Faculty Forum Executive Committee

- Campus Representative for CMEA (Colorado Music Educators Association)

2004-2005        

Chair, Search Committee, Assistant Professor Music Theory and Composition

- Academic Council

- Library Advisory Committee

- Academic Governance Committee


NON-PROFITS

2004-2012       

Board of Directors, American Recorder Society (elected to two 4-year terms). Chair, Education Committee (2004-2010); Chair, Programs Committee (2010-2012).

Served on Governance Committee, Publications Committee, and Festival and Conference Committees.

2006-2008        

Board of Directors, Early Music Colorado.

1993 –1997       

Board of Directors, Early Music Colorado. 


metropolitan state college of denver

1999-2002        

- Coordinator of Adjunct Music Faculty.

- Faculty Advisor for Music Education students.

- Faculty Liaison for MENC (The National Association for Music Education).


university of colorado boulder

1995 –1997

Lead Graduate Teacher, Musicology.

- Graduate Teacher Program Teaching Certificate (1996).

- Employed by the Graduate Teacher Program to assist and support in the training of Graduate and Teaching Assistants. 

- Initiated and authored a comprehensive "Graduate Teacher Handbook" for the College of Music.

- Research Assistant, American Music Research Center. Assisted in the publication of the Center's annual journal, American Music Research Center Journal.

- Co-Chair, Musicology Colloquia, College of Music.

- Elected student representative of the American Musicological Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter.


sarah lawrence college, bronxville, ny

1975-1978              

Assistant Librarian, Music Library.

- Orchestra Manager, Sarah Lawrence College Chamber Orchestra.