Sakinah A. Davis, DMA is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Workshop at Xavier University of Louisiana. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Spelman College then completed her training at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where she received her master's and doctoral degrees in classical voice performance with a cognate in ethnomusicology.
While actively performing as a soprano, Davis has held positions at Perimeter College of Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and the El Sistema-inspired Atlanta Music Project as a vocal instructor, lecturer and choral director. Her research interests include Spanish language vocal repertoire and intersections between opera and the African Diaspora, and she has been invited as a guest lecturer with arts organizations such as the New Orleans Opera Association and MUSE Machine in Dayton, OH.
Most recently, she has performed as a featured soloist with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and OperaCréole.