On Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:30pm Dr. Dawn Neely and Wayne Gilreath will present a recital in Broyhill Chapel. The program features Spanish repertoire and the NC premiere of James Grant’s Scout, a song cycle based on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
Soprano and Director Dr. Dawn Neely is Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Workshop at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Neely received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Alabama. Dr. Neely has sung in opera, oratorio, and chamber ensembles. She has performed roles such as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Pousette in Manon. Gianetta in The Gondoliers, Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge, Laurentia in The Beautiful Bridegroom, and Despina in Così fan tutte. She has performed throughout the Southeast with the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble and the professional chamber ensemble, Druid City Ensemble. Dr. Neely also regularly performs in solo recitals and gives master classes throughout the United States. Dr. Neely’s research interests include studies on body awareness and alignment methods for musicians. Dawn Neely became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) through the Yoga Alliance in 2014.