Dr. Andrea Dawson
Associate Professor of Violin
Andrea Dawson joined the MTSU Music Faculty in 2007 and the faculty of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts in 2008. Dawson is a member of the Stones River Chamber Players and Music City Baroque (formerly Belle Meade Baroque), and has been a featured chamber musician on WPLN, Nashville Public Radio. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, China, France, Mexico, Curaçao and Brazil. Before moving to Tennessee, she was Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Texas Pan American and Associate Concertmaster of the Valley Symphony Orchestra in south Texas.
Dawson received her Masters in Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the coveted Performer¹s Certificate. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, with a minor in French, and a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Oberlin College. Her principal teachers include Lynn Blakeslee, Camilla Wicks, Taras Gabora, Kathleen Winkler, and Robert Koff.