Noteworthy – Justin Davis
Persistence, determination, talent and an abundance of faith are words that come to mind when I think of Justin Davis. A big man with a big heart, Davis is one of Pickens’ great success stories.
Davis spent his early years in Tate, moving to Jasper while still in school.
He began piano lessons when he was in sixth grade. He recalls that Bay Cagle was his first teacher. He joined a youth choir and a band. During his high school days, he played strings, piano and percussion while developing a beautiful tenor singing voice.
After graduation from PHS, Davis attended Shorter College and graduated with a B. S. in Music. He later attended Reinhardt University, where he obtained a B. S. in Music Education. He is currently completing work on his Masters degree in Music Education at Reinhardt, and will graduate this spring.
Employed part time by Murphy Harper Children’s Center, York Academy in Cedartown, Davis passes his passion for music to children. He is the music director at Tate United Methodist Church and a substitute teacher in for Pickens County Schools. He has been tapped to serve a second three year term on the Pickens Arts and Cultural Board of Directors and in his spare time, he leads the Marble Valley Community Choir.
You can be a part of the Marble Valley Community Choir. It is a part of CAPAA, the Creative and Performing Arts Academy. This group of vocalists comes together every second and fourth Monday at 7:00 pm. They meet at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Tate to sing and socialize. Davis says the music is mostly faith based and fun for the group.
This incredible, hard working young man is looking for full time employment closer to home. We wish him luck in all of his future endeavors.
Noteworthy is a series of articles highlighting persons in the art and cultural scene associated with Pickens County.