Benjamin Dawson, DMA

Morehouse College

Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, and Arts Division Faculty
  • Assistant Professor, Music Theory

Dr. Benjamin Dawson is a composer, theorist, and educator based in Atlanta, GA. Although Dawson has written music for a diverse range of ensembles, much of his compositional output and passion lies in the choral field, having composed for SATB, TTBB, SSA and Children’s Choir.

On the instrumental side of things, Dawson is a frequent arranger/orchestrator for Symphony of the Mountains (TN), having completed over thirty projects in that capacity. Additionally, Dawson has a vested interest in music for the screen, having composed over two dozen independent film scores. His most recent soundtrack was for the independent Christian feature film “Royal Ashes,” due for release November 1, 2022.

As an educator, Dawson serves as assistant professor of music theory at Morehouse College, where he teaches theory, sight singing and ear training, and music appreciation. He remains active as a freelance violinist and clinician. Dawson earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia.



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Royal Ashes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)