Marty Davis influenced countless lives through her relentless pursuit of excellence as a music educator and as a quintessential lifelong learner. Her curiosity and unique spirit continued through her final days before her untimely passing from the COVID-19 virus. The mission of this foundation is to continue Ms. Davis’s commitment to providing opportunities to aspiring young musicians and to perpetuate the generosity of her spirit through music scholarships.
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to rising third or fourth year college music students (with preference being given to vocal performance and choral music education majors) through an application process. Please complete the following application to apply for the college scholarship portion:
In addition to college music majors, the scholarship fund will support selected school-age applicants in the LaGrange area who would benefit from furthering their musicianship through participation in the Young Singers of West Georgia Choral and Vocal Programs.
The Lafayette Society for Performing Arts hosts this scholarship fund. Donations will continue being accepted indefinitely and are tax-deductible. See our Donation Tiers below and then click the PLEASE DONATE button below to contribute online. Choose the drop-down category for the Marty Davis Music Scholarship. Cash and checks are also acceptable and may be hand-delivered to the address below Monday through Thursday between 10am-4pm or may be mailed made payable to:
LSPA - Marty Davis Scholarship Fund
214 Bull Street LaGrange, GA 30240
Thank you in advance for your support of this special cause for our music community. Most importantly though, thank you for your love and generosity in memory of our dear friend, Marty.
Tier 1 Bach $1,000 and above
Tier 2 Beethoven $500 - $999
Tier 3 Brahms $250 - $499
Tier 4 Mozart $100 - $249
Tier 5 Schubert $50 - $99
Tier 6 Chopin $49 & under
One of Marty’s wishes in her last will and testament was that, in lieu of a funeral, a community concert be held featuring her current and former students. The Scholarship Committee agreed that a memorial concert would be a fitting event to honor Marty’s memory as well as to begin revenue generation for this meaningful music scholarship fund. The Marty Davis Memorial Concert was held on July 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church on the Square in LaGrange. This unique gathering featured live performances by career musicians across the nation, spanning three decades of Marty’s private coaching and influential instruction in LaGrange. In addition, choral students, representing her many years as an instructor at LaGrange High School and Young Singers of West Georgia, performed collectively in honor of their mentor and friend. The many people who attended the concert and donated were significant in helping to establish the Marty Davis Memorial Music Scholarship.