Elisabeth Ohly-Davis is veteran public-school orchestra director. Since 2000, she taught
orchestra in four different school corporations including Weld County School District 6 in
Greeley, CO, Northview Middle School in Washington Township Schools, Indianapolis, Carmel
High School in Carmel, IN, and currently teaches at Burris Laboratory School in Muncie, IN. Her
students gave acclaimed performances at CHSSA and ISSMA competitions, the 2014 and 2019
Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, and on tour in southwest Ohio, Orlando, FL, and
Vienna, Austria. In addition, she teaches private lessons and summer camps. In 2020, she joined
the teaching staff of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana and the adult New
Horizons at Ball State Orchestra, both in Muncie, IN. Mrs. Ohly-Davis writes articles for music
educator journals and presents educational sessions at local, state, and national conferences.
She plays the viola with Orchestra Indiana and enjoys performing chamber music with friends.
In her spare time, she hikes epic trails, raises alpacas, and knits with yarn from her farm. Mrs.
Ohly-Davis is excited to work with the IYO Philharmonic this fall.