Musician In Residence & Semans/Byrd Performing Arts Coordinator

William Dawson studied music at The University of Memphis and graduated from North Carolina Central University (Summa Cum Laude) with a degree in Elementary Education. William has engineered and produced over 150 records, worked as an elementary school music teacher and middle school band director, and is the author of Ukulele for Music Teachers & Music Therapists.  William has been performing music for patients, families and staff at Duke University Hospital since 2009.