Dawn Avery

Aug 05 2019
Tribal Affiliation: Mohawk
Artistic Discipline: Music Artist & Educator
2018 AIP Fellow

Grammy nominated world music artist and educator, Dawn Avery creates a contemporary soundscape from electronica, pop and classical elements. Her sultry vocals and soaring cello lines reflect a deep spirituality rooted in her Native American heritage and love of sacred traditions. Avery looks for opportunities to make a positive difference through music. Of Mohawk descent, Avery is a NAMA nominated performer, she has worked with musical luminaries Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, John Cale, John Cage, R. Carlos Nakai, Glen Velez and Joanne Shenandoah. Dr. Avery holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology and is a full professor at Montgomery College where she runs a world music program.