Dawn Posey is an active international chamber musician, teacher and performer. 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 Washington, Missouri, Indiana, and England. She is a founding member of Kassia Ensemble, a mixed instrumentation chamber ensemble based in Pittsburgh made up entirely of female performers. Kassia Ensemble seeks to empower women through quality performance, collaboration, and outreach.
Dawn is a devotee of baroque performance practice, and a frequent guest artist with Chatham Baroque. She has toured with the ensemble to Ecuador and Los Angeles. Dawn was also a participant in the 2015 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.
Dawn received the Starling Scholarship at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where her primary teacher was Dr. Won-Bin Yim. She has also studied with the late renowned string pedagogue, Miss Dorothy Delay, at Aspen Music Festival, Lynn Chang at the Boston Conservatory, Mrs. Almita Vamos in Chicago, and with concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
Dawn has been a member of the violin faculty at the Sherwood Conservatory, the Merit School of Music, the University of Evansville, St. Vincent College, and Slippery Rock University, and the Pittsburgh Music Academy. In Evansville, Dawn was the second violinist with the Eykamp String Quartet and Associate Concertmaster with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. She has served as assistant concertmaster with both the Youngstown Symphony and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She has also held the positions of associate principal second violin with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, Principal Second Violin of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and principal second violin with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Orchestra. Most recently, Dawn has been appointed Concertmaster with the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the Northwest Sinfonietta.