Composer of songs, piano and organ music, cantatas, children's operettas, choruses, operas, and "Carol of the Drum" ("The Little Drummer Boy"). Born in St. Joseph, Missouri to Jessie and Maxwell Davis, 1892. Resident of Concord, Mass., where she first moved in 1920 and where she built a house on Bow Street after the death of her mother in 1947. Graduated from Wellesley College in 1914, having received Billings Prize for musical composition. Studied at New England Conservatory and (in 1925) with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.
(Cont.) Student at Thomas Whitney Surette's Concord Summer School of Music; wrote texts for volumes in Surette's Concord Series. Received honorary degree from Stetson University in 1967. Taught music at Wellesley College (1916-1918), at Shady Hill School in Philadelphia, and at Concord Academy. One of founders of Concord Chorus (1944). Died April 20, 1980, in Littleton, Mass.
From the description of Katherine Davis papers, [192-]-1980. (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 32912689