Kim Dawson will be the featured vocalist for both Euforquestra sets at this year’s #CE16!
“The first sounds I think I ever heard were the sounds of gospel music and, as I grew up, I just soaked up whatever music I could. I loved it all."
It comes as no surprise that Kim Dawson is a highly in-demand vocalist and performer. At age five she began studying classical violin and performed in youth orchestras and countless violin competitions. Kim studied music at Texas Christian University and the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned her degree in Vocal Performance.
Kim’s work is what can only be described as an eclectic mix of R&B neo-soul funk with a love-laced passion for all things jazz. Her musical influences range from Stevie Wonder to Sarah Vaughan to Karen Carpenter. But, there has always been one commonality, one unbreakable thread: soul-driven devotion to singing. She develops sounds that elevate, invigorate and ultimately transport listeners to her musical world. She has performed with music legends and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers such as Bernie Worrell, Ivan Neville, and George Porter, Jr.
Kim has brought her skills to the teaching arena at Kent Denver School, The National Theater Conservatory, and she currently teaches at Swallow Hill Music. Her talent is matched only by her drive to learn, develop and finely hone her craft and she delivers a sound that is rife with her breadth and depth of experiences.
Although I share my love of music every time I perform, there’s something special about bringing my knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to music students. As a teacher, I find it wonderfully satisfying to help them develop good singing techniques and practices. Every student can apply those vocal techniques and learn how to sound the best they can.
My teaching experience includes formerly holding the position of middle school choir director and resident voice teacher at Kent Denver School and being a faculty member at Rocky Mountain Vocal Jazz Camp.
I currently offer private voice instruction and I teach voice on faculty at the National Theater Conservatory.