Davis Brown studied piano and composition at the University of Mississippi under Raymond Liebau. His awards in composition include Grand Prize of the Cavalcade For Creative Youth and a series of prizes from the Composers Guild. His works have premiered in New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, and Germany. He is a frequent guest composer and arranger for the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra in Charlotte, North Carolina. By day he is an attorney in a United States defense agency and resides in Stafford, Virginia.