Duke Ellington School of the Arts, DC (1999-2003)
Voice, drama & dance
Show and Concert Choir
University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA (2003-2005)
Singing with junior and young adult choirs while also performing with his family Gospel group "The Dawson’s"
Writer/Producer for “The Dawson’s”, 1999-2000:
Wrote, arranged and produced the “The Dawson’s” gospel album
Performed and toured with Duke Ellington School of the arts show choir
Performed at talent shows, parties, hotels and other venues
Released and self-produced a CD of cover tunes entitled: Something Old, New, Tried & True (available on itunes)
Writer, Producer, 2006
Wrote, self-produced and released debut CD with original music entitled: “G Major: 1 sharp, no flats” (available on itunes)
Writer, Producer, 2007:
Wrote and produced music for Rikko Jahgger aka SO$A and Rayshun Lamarr
(Rayshun Lamarr “gypsy dreams” 2007 available on itunes)
Starred, produced, & directed music showcases on public access channel 95 & 96 (DCTV)
Writer, Producer, Engineer, 2008-2010
Wrote, featured, produced and audio engineered recording session and records for local hip hop artist, Shad the G.A.W.D and Banger Beats.
Signed to Indie label "Skyline Records"
Released 1st mixtape entitled "G-Spot"
Co-wrote for R&B singer/songstress "Ihsan Bilal" new cd entitled "TEAL"
(Song titled "independent women") available on itunes
Performed at various venues in the DMV-PA-NYC (list available upon request)
2003-Current: Heading the Production Workshop at the Dawson Youth Community Workshop providing some of DC's most talented artists in with writing, arranging, producing and recording music for them
Vocally trained in classical music
Studied music theory
Read music and “plays by ear”, via piano
Software skills includes: Cool Edit Pro, Adobe Audition, Pro tools, Reason, Cakewalk, Fruity Loops
References upon request