Dawn Neely, D.M.A.

Soprano and Director Dr. Dawn Neely is Associate 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, 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 across 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, and has published articles in her area of research in the Journal of Singing and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

Her most recent directing credentials include Meanwhile, Back at Cinderella’s, Speed Dating Tonight!, and Patience. Dr. Neely has directed and taught acting classes with The Druid City Opera Workshop and assistant directed with the Pittsburgh Festival Opera. Dr. Neely currently serves as the Vice President of Regions for the National Opera Association (NOA) and is active in creating and assisting with its workshops and regional conferences. Dr. Neely is also the Auditions Chair for the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

  • B.M., BM in Vocal Performance, University of Alabama, 2002
  • M.A., MA in Arts Administration, Florida State University, 2005
  • D.M.A, DMA in Vocal Performance, University of Alabama, 2012

Fall 2022 Sections

Spring 2022 Sections

Fall 2021 Sections

Spring 2021 Sections

Fall 2020 Sections

Spring 2020 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3606 (Principles of Diction) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4941 (Half Recital) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4942 (Full Recital) Section: 02
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6800 (Graduate Recital) Section: 01

Fall 2019 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4941 (Half Recital) Section: 02
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4150 (Vocal Pedagogy and Literature) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4941 (Half Recital) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4942 (Full Recital) Section: 02
  • MUSC-5150 (Vocal Pedagogy and Literature) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01

Fall 2018 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01

Spring 2018 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4610C (Secondary Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4942 (Full Recital) Section: 02
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6800 (Graduate Recital) Section: 01

Fall 2017 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4610C (Secondary Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4941 (Half Recital) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01

Spring 2017 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3606 (Principles of Diction) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4941 (Half Recital) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01

Fall 2016 Sections

  • MUSC-1100 (Music Appreciation) Section: E02
  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4610C (Secondary Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4941 (Half Recital) Section: 03
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01

Spring 2016 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 1
  • MUSC-4610C (Secondary Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 1
  • MUSC-4942 (Full Recital) Section: 02
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 1
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6610C (Secondary Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6610C (Secondary Applied: Voice) Section: 02

Fall 2015 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3605 (Voice Techniques & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01

Spring 2015 Sections

  • MUSC-2600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4610C (Secondary Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5770 (Opera Workshop) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6600C (Principal Applied: Voice) Section: 01
  • MUSC-6610C (Secondary Applied: Voice) Section: 01