J. Frederick Davison, DMA
Executive Director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts
J. Frederick Davison, executive director of Fuller’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts, earned degrees in vocal performance from the Catholic University of America and Johns Hopkins’s Peabody Conservatory of Music. Dr. Fred Davison then served as a soloist and the assistant conductor of the US Navy Band Sea Chanters. Following military service, he was a professional vocalist in New York City and then moved to Washington, DC, where he had a career in business. In 1996, he also served as the interim director of music ministry for National Presbyterian Church.
Davison and his wife Dottie moved to Pasadena in 1999 to develop the Brehm Center. At the same time, he studied conducting at UCLA. In June 2002, he received his Doctor of Musical Arts, and in July of that year, he was appointed executive director of the Brehm Center. He has since initiated the development of institutes within the center that focus on film and moving images, music, art and architecture, dramatic arts, preaching arts, and the church in contemporary culture. In addition to his administrative role, Davison conducts the Fuller Vocal Ensemble, a choral group he founded in 2000.