DNAMuzic: Dawn Anthony

DNAMuzic: Dawn Anthony

Dawn Anthony has served in the Charlotte area since the year 2000 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. Classically

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Program description

Author, Dawn Anthony shares the story of Young Melody who loves to sing constantly!  When Melody isn’t singing, she’s humming! If she could, she would sing rather than speak her conversations! One day, Melody’s Grandmother tells her that she has a gift, and she sets off to find it. After searching high and low, she discovers the gift in a place she never imagined!

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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Music, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: English, Language Arts, Literacy, Music, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Dates based on musician(s) or teaching artist availability. Contact Dawn Anthony for availability 704-605-6942 or dnamuzic@gmail.com.

Available times:

 Availability is best between 8AM and 2PM.

Length of program: 30 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Assembly performances can take place in one of four spaces; A multi-purpose room,classroom, or media center. For groups larger than 50, we’ll need a projector to view the images if possible. 


Readings can take place in one of four spaces; A multi-purpose room,classroom, or media center.

Fees / Ticketing:

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


NC Standard Course of Study:

Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

NC Essential Standards:

Use maps to locate places in the classroom, school and home.

Explain the elements of culture (how people speak, how people dress, foods they eat, etc.).
Explain how the artistic expression of various groups represents the cultural heritage of North Carolina.



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): 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


  • Metro School
405 S Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

• Professor Emily Seelbinder
Queens University of Charlotte

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.