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. ┬áBy partnering with other creative artists, learning and performing experiences are enhanced. Classically trained, she has often said that this training undergirds her ability to have such versatility in other genres and languages (Jazz, Folk, Showtunes and Gospel, etc.). Dawn earned her bachelor’s degree in music from Queens University of Charlotte, but still pursues her love for learning and teaching through cultural exchanges beyond the classroom.



  12236 Taragate Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273




Program description

Could it be? Yes! Music is a science in itself! This workshop utilizes technology to create music! The students will also explore “musical gadgets” that contemporary performers use and how to craft music with the average smart phone! During the assembly, the students will create a rhythm and/or music track and any class creation will be sent to the teacher or ASCAR to use or build upon!

Booking / scheduling contact

Dawn Anthony



Program detail
Artistic discipline: Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Multi-media, Music
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Program type: Workshop
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
Subject: Engineering, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Science
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Dates based on teaching artist availability. Contact Dawn Anthony for availability.

Available times:

 Availability is best between 8AM and 3PM.

Length of program: 45-60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

 A screen or smart board to display images from a flash drive or uploaded images sent in advance to instructor.


 The sessions take place at the school site in various classrooms or technology center.

Fees / Ticketing:

A single workshop/assembly is $500.00.

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



NC Standard Course of Study:

Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

NC Essential Standards:

Construct music examples using a variety of traditional and non-traditional sound, notational, and technological sources.

P .ML.1.2
Use technical and interpretive skills to sing or play personally challenging literature that requires attention to phrasing and interpretation, and ability to perform various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys.

P .ML.3.2
Create arrangements of pieces for voices or instruments.

Create original music using imagination and technical skill in applying the principles of composition.


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
Cancellation Policy

Cancel only in extreme emergency. If school must cancel please notify as soon as you know there is a conflict. There will be a $250.00 if the program is not re-scheduled.