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Dawn Upshaw has attained the title of a worldwide personage as a singer of opera and concert repertoire compassing the forms of divine works of Bach to the fresh-cut sounds of today. She has a unique down to earth warmth with a fierce dedication to the transmuting of abstract phenomenon of music. She has an inherent quality to reach out to the spirit of music which has earned her both the loyalty of an surpassingly different audiences, and the awards and eminence honoured upon the most profound of artists. Dawn Upshaw is further honored for having made-up a career path that is entirely her own inspite for being loved for her rare musicality and for the untouched beauty of her singing. The honesty and freshness of her creativity that mark her prime of repertoire along with her performances have made her a role model for the new generation. Dawn Upshaw has become a procreative force in concert music, more than 25 works in the past decade having premiered, her work as a recitalist, and with composers. From Carnegie Hall to several venues throughout the world she on a regular basis portrays specially planned programs composed of lieder, unique contemporary works in many languages, and folk and popular music. She is a member of the faculty at the Tanglewood Music Center, and she has designed a master's degree program in the vocal arts with the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Dawn Upshaw is a four-time Grammy Award winner, having featured on more than 50 recordings, including the million-selling Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Gorecki.
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The American soprano, Dawn Upshaw was born on July 17, 1960 at Nashville, Tennessee. She got her education from the Illinois Wesleyan University, receiving B.A. in 1982. She, later pursued her vocal training eith Ellen Faull at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, receiving M.A. in 1984. She has also gone for courses given by Jan DeGaetani at the Aspen (Colorado) Music School. She was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Young Artists Development Program and a winner of the Young Concert Artists auditions (1984) and the Walter M. Naumburg Competition (1985). Dawn Upshaw is the receipent of many honorary doctorate degrees from Yale, Allegheny College, Illinois Wesleyan University and the Manhattan School of Music. A known personlity on television for her shows, Dawn Upshaw has been a guest of President Clinton and Mrs Clinton on the NBC special, "Christmas in Washington". In a prime-time telecast of her in 1996 London Proms Concert, "Dawn at Dusk", she performed music of American music theatre repertory which was presented by BBC.