Graduate Program Coordinator, Greatbatch School of Music
As Graduate Music Program Coordinator for the Greatbatch School of Music, Carrie Davies is an advocate for all those pursuing careers in the field of music and a living example of the possibilities available to entrepreneurial musicians.
Carrie Davies received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, where she studied with George Boespflug. Other principal teachers include Debra Ronning, Benjamin Whitten, and Brian Preston (piano); and Nancy Baun and Laurie Reese (cello.)
Carrie served for many years as Director of Music and Worship at churches in New York, Florida, and Illinois. In Miami, FL, she founded and directed the Imago Dei Concert/Art Series, highlighting the talents of local jazz and visual artists. She also co-coordinated (with her husband, Dr. David Davies) a community performance of Handel’s Messiah, featuring soloists from the University of Miami.
Carrie has performed extensively, including in the Great Hall at Cooper Union, NYC; at conferences of the College Music Society, International Arts Movement, Society
for Composers International, and the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (often performing new music); and with ensembles such as the Quad City Symphony (performing on the celeste) and Riverbend Theatre Collective (cello).
Carrie has also been an active accompanist of individuals and ensembles including Cantilena Women’s Choir (Augustana College, IL) and the Lyric Opera of Houghton College. She has taught classes to students aged preschool to college (String Methods at Augustana College), and coached children, youth, and adult musical ensembles, including Houghton College’s music ministry teams.
In addition to her work as Graduate Music Program Coordinator, Carrie maintains a private piano and cello studio in Houghton and is mom to four beautiful children.