Dr. Dawn Dalangin Hawk
Dr. Dawn Dalangin Hawk, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and Royal Conservatory Certified teacher, is a soloist, collaborator, and educator. With over 15 years of teaching experience, she has taught in various settings to include studio, community, and collegiate teaching. Throughout her academic and professional career, Dr. Hawk has maintained a private piano studio, teaching individual and group lessons to students of all ages and levels. She teaches over 50 private lessons weekly.
She completed a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in 2008, studying with Dr. Janet Landreth. Dr. Hawk moved to Athens, Georgia in 2010, to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Georgia, where she studied with Dr. Evgeny Rivkin. Her minor area of Piano Pedagogy was under the tutelage of Dr. Pete Jutras. In 2012, she was hired as a full-time Professor of Music/Piano at Andrew College in Cuthbert for two years where she taught applied piano, music appreciation, music theory, aural skills, and served as the college accompanist.
Dawn is the Director of Hawk Music Academy, where she teaches with her husband, Dr. S. Eric Hawk. With Eric, in 2014, she Co-founded the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, a non-profit community ensemble, where she is pianist and an active board member. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Georgia Music Teachers Association, the North Fulton Music Teachers Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs. She is also Chair of the Cumming Federation of Music Clubs and Vice President of Communications of the Georgia Musicale Group.
Dr. Hawk is a regular adjudicator of Georgia festivals and competitions and maintains an active performing career. She lives in Cumming, Georgia, with her husband Eric, and their three labradors - Lilu, Wall-E, and Luna. She is an avid long distance runner, cyclist, and yoga enthusiast.