Dawn Neely

Dawn Neely, D.M.A

Instructor of Voice/Director of Opera Workshop

Phone: 678-839-6265 | Fax: 678-839-6259

Email:  dneely@westga.edu

Office: Humanities Building


Soprano Dawn Neely, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Alabama and received her Masters of Arts from Florida State University in Arts Administration. She has participated in several opera programs including Opera in the Ozarks, the Richard Crittenden Opera Workshop and the Harrower Opera Workshop. Mrs. Neely has performed the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Pousette in Manon with Opera in the Ozarks. She has also performed the roles of Gianetta in The Gondoliers, Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge, Laurentia in The Beautiful Bridegroom, and Despina in Così fan tutte with the University of Alabama Opera Theatre (UAOT). Mrs. Neely has directed both opera scenes and one-act operas with the University of Alabama Opera Theatre. She has taught a series of acting classes with UAOT as a guest clinician and taught acting classes with the 2011 Druid City Opera Workshop in Alabama. Most recently, Mrs. Neely attended The Richard Crittenden Opera Workshop as a student director.
In addition to her work as a musician, Dawn Neely has used her arts administration skills to promote the performing arts with several non-profit music organizations in Alabama and Georgia.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • MUSC-1100 (Music Appreciation)    
    • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice)    
    • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop)    
    • MUSC-3606 (Principles of Diction)    
    • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice)    
    • MUSC-4610C (Secondary Applied: Voice)    
    • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop)    
    • MUSC-4941 (Half Recital)    
    • MUSC-4942 (Full Recital)    
    • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop)    
    • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice)    
    • MUSC-6610C (Secondary Applied: Voice)    
  • Spring 2014 Sections
  • Fall 2013 Sections
  • Spring 2013 Sections