Dawn is an in demand chamber musician, teacher, and performer both in Pittsburgh and beyond. She has performed with the Boston Conservatory Honors Quartet, Festival A Tempo in Caracas, Venezuela, the Chamber Music Festival of Amman, Jordan, Blossom Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Center. Additionally, she has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Missouri, Indiana, and England. Dawn also makes regular appearances with the new music ensemble, Alia Musica.
She is a founding member of Kassia Ensemble, a new chamber music ensemble in Pittsburgh made up entirely of female performers. Kassia Ensemble seeks to empower women through quality performance, collaboration, and outreach. Dawn is also a devotee of baroque performance practice, and a frequent guest artist with Chatham Baroque. Dawn was a member of the violin faculty at the Sherwood Conservatory, the Merit School of Music, and the University of Evansville, Indiana, and she continues to teach at the Pittsburgh Music Academy and as adjunct professor of violin at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In Evansville, Dawn was the second violinist with the Eykamp String Quartet and Associate Concertmaster with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also served as assistant concertmaster with both the Youngstown Symphony and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Dawn is currently associate principal second violin with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra. Dawn completed her Suzuki training with Nancy Jackson, Edward Kreitman, Moshe Neumann, and Anna Montzka-Smelser, and has been on the faculty of PMA since 2009.