Dawn Brooks

Dawn Brooks

College of Arts & Humanities


Vocal Arts

(310) 243-2396

Dawn Brooks, D.M.A.

La Corte Hall A335
(310) 243-2396
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Dawn Brooks graduated from California State University, Long Beach with Bachelor and Masters degrees in Vocal Performance and a DMA in Choral Music from the University of Southern California.  She has studied conducting with Lynn Bielefelt, Bill Dehning, David Wilson, and Magen Solomon and was a voice student of Marvellee Cariaga and Mary Rawcliffe Fairbanks. 

Dr. Brooks teaches private voice students and is also on faculty at Fullerton College, where she teaches music theory and musicianship and has conducted the Women’s Chorale.

As a contralto soloist, Dr. Brooks has performed at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, and the John Anson Ford Theatre, as well as with the USC Early Music Ensemble and the professional chorus Zephyr: Voices Unbound.  Her musical theatre and opera credits include The Pirates of Penzance, Sweet Charity, HMS Pinafore, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Dido and Aeneas, and several Broadway revues.  She has performed with the vocal jazz quartet Corner Pocket and as a part of Dawn Brooks and the Cory Johnson Trio, who released their first album “Got a Little Rhythm” in the fall of 2006. Her most recent recording project was the September 2010 release of an Americana album of hymn arrangements with the group morningstar. She is the Director of Music at Riviera United Methodist in Redondo Beach, where she directs the adult and handbell choirs, produces a yearly fine arts concert series, and founded the Redondo Beach Baroque Festival.