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 work is broadly informed by historical performance practice, musicology (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 – 2017

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)

2nd Wednesday Faculty Recital Series, The Nature of Song: Centuries of Vocal Versatility, Amanda Balestrieri, soprano, with Mark Davenport (recorder), Adam Ewing (baritone), Ann Marie Morgan (viola da gamba) and Steven Silverman (piano and harpsichord). Claver Recital Hall, Regis University, Denver CO (November 9, 2016).

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 (August 7, 2010).

“Masterpieces of the Baroque” with Christine Kyprianides (viola da gamba) and Thomas Gerber (harpsichord). Guest Artist Concert 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 (July 30, 2005).

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 (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 (July 29, 1995).

Fiori Musicali “Musical Flowers of the 17th & 18th Centuries,” with Patrick Mason (tenor), Jelena Mathys (harpsichord), 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 (harpsichord), 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 17th & 18th Centuries” with Patrick Mason (tenor), Jelena Mathys (harpsichord), 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).

1974 – 1978

Orchestra Member (cello), 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, 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 “2nd 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 Annual “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, 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

2008 – 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, Downstairs 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

“Paul Williams: The Cage Mix.” Paper/Presentation for the Society of American Music 2018 Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, 3 March 2018. (Forthcoming)

“Experiments in Community & Art: from Black Mountain College to the Gate Hill Cooperative.” Invisible Republic: Music, Lettrism, Avant-Gardes – International Conference on Music Avant-Gardes and Counterculture. University of Lisbon Center for English Studies, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-27 October 2017. (Forthcoming)

“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 January 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 October 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 October 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 September 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 September 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 November 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 November 2013.

“Tradition and Trust in (Music) Education.” Panelist and presenter at the Fall Faculty Conference. Regis University, Denver, CO, 5 October 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 September 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 August 2009.

“The Art of Dying.” Session chair for the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society, Quebec City, Quebec, 2 November 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 April 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 March 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, April 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 April 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 January 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

“Variations on a Ground: Patsy Lynch at Black Mountain College,” Appalachian Journal, 44 (Spring-Summer 2018). (Forthcoming)

“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 (2002-PRESENT)

2005-Present   

Director, Recorder Music Center

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.