Dawn Anthony (DNA Muzik)

Dawn Anthony (DNA Muzik)

Dawn Anthony has served in the Charlotte area for over twenty years as a teaching artist and even longer as a performer. She enjoys utilizing music and history to build bridges to promote unity.  By partnering with other creative artists, learning and performing experiences are enhanced. Dawn has

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Finding Your Voice


Program description

Dawn partners with your school or organization’s choral, theater and speech departments to coach ensembles and/or soloists as they prepare for upcoming shows, choral concerts, performances or auditions. Dawn has coached performers and speakers through vocal workshops to guide them toward experiencing their full potential.

Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Music, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: Multicultural, Other
Subject: English, Language Arts, Literacy, Music, Other, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

The “Finding Your Voice” workshop/residency is available from September 3rd,2019 through May 29th, 2020.

Available times:

The Finding Your Voice workshop/residency is available from 9am-2pm.

Space / technical requirements:

The tech requirements are based on the programming for the workshop.


The location for the Finding Your Voice workshop or residency could be based on the nature of the project (auditoriums or music class for choral groups or ensembles, etc.)


Fees / Ticketing:

For programs outside of Mecklenburg County, a $25 travel fee is required per session.


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL.7.5 Select or create audio recordings and visual/tactile displays to emphasize specific points in a presentation.

L.4.3 Use language to achieve desired outcomes when communicating.
a. Use language to express emotion.

CCR Anchor Standard L.6 – Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in developing vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

NC Essential Standards:

Illustrate blending vocal timbres, matching dynamic levels, and responding to the gestures of a conductor while singing in groups.

Understand how music has affected, and is reflected in, the culture, traditions, and history of the United States.

Interpret expressive elements, including dynamics, timbre, blending, accents, attacks, releases, phrasing, and interpretation, while singing and/or playing a varied repertoire of music with technical accuracy.

Understand the relationships between music and concepts from other areas.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Carl Ratliff (CMS and community music educator) South Charlotte middle school.

Angela Grauel (ASC’s Studio345 administrative director)
(High school after school program)

Delta Sanders (Elements of Empowerment) (Non-profit)

Non-profit’s focus: To foster cultural awareness, acceptance, and preservation by educating, enriching, and empowering communities through artistic cultural programs, presentations and events.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel only in extreme emergency. If your school must cancel, please notify us as soon as you know there is a conflict. There is a $125 cancellation fee.