Dawning Welliver is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she pursued a major in Violin Performance with Cornelia Heard and minors in International Leadership and Development and Arabic Language. She has always been fascinated with the intersection between music, culture, and communication. An avid chamber musician, she performed with the Sileo Quartet for one year while pursuing a chamber music diploma under the tutelage of the Pacifica Quartet. Currently, she is completing a Masters of Music in Violin Performance at Indiana University with Grigory Kalinovsky. In addition to her musical studies, she is passionate about serving communities through grass-roots initiatives that work to bring about social transformation.