As one of Jamaica's premier classical performers, Dawn-Marie proudly represented Jamaica at singing competitions in Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Leipzig, Germany; and Brasil. She enjoyed engagements in Jamaica with the National Chorale and Orchestra of Jamaica, Jamaica School of Music, Jamaica Musical Theatre Company and the Virtue-James Studio. As a now-resident Atlantan, she has performed extensively with The Atlanta Opera since 1989, singing more than nine roles, under the baton of Artistic Director William Fred Scott. Also in Atlanta, she has performed solo engagements with the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during their acclaimed summer series at Chastain Park, the Atlanta Chamber Orchestra, the Atlanta Bach Choir, the Cobb Symphony Orchestra and at Georgia State University, as well as directing, arranging and choreographing for the Caribbean folk groups Boonoonoonoos and The Carilanta Players. She is an artiste affiliate/vocal instructor at Agnes Scott College and The Dekalb School of the Arts. Additionally, Dawn-Marie has performed in various special events throughout the Western hemisphere, including Jamaica, the United States and Canada. Dawn-Marie has also performed with the European Chamber Orchestra. Dawn-Marie boasts many awards, including Jamaica's 2002 Edna Manley Award for Excellence in Classical Performance, a JAMI (Jamaican Music Industry Award) for Best Vocal Performer in Classical Music, prize winner in the prestigious Johann Sebastian Bach competition in Leipzig, Germany, a scholarship in Spanish music to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and was a finalist in the International Song Competition in Brasil.
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