DaShawn Williams, Tenor - Tanglewood Institute

98% ($3,561)
June 29th, 2014
Raised $3,561 of $3,627

About The Artist

DaShawn Williams, tenor

DaShawn Williams is a rising junior at East View High School in Georgetown, TX.  His vocal talent and gift for communication have earned him early recognition in the singing profession.  This year, he won the "Most Outstanding Sophomore Award" at the Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition, and was selected as a national semi-finalist in the Classical Singer Voice Competition.  At the South Texas District National Association of Teachers of Singing Auditions, DaShawn won first place in the Freshman/Sophomore Men Classical Division, and placed among the top six finalists among all high school Musical Theater singers.  He has also earned outstanding marks at University Interscholastic League events, including the highest score of "1" at the 2014 Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

I am very excited to have been accepted into the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. It is one of the best training programs for young singers in the nation.  The program takes place at Boston University for six weeks during the summer.  As a participant, I will receive vocal training, the chance to sing in master classes, and performing opportunities.  The teachers at Tanglewood are some of the most accomplished in the field of singing.  This program is valuable to my career because it will help me to become a better classical singer and be more exposed to what else is out there beyond Georgetown.  It's a really exciting opportunity, and I have been offered a $3500 scholarship to attend!

Here are some videos of the songs I have been working on this year.  



  • Tuition (Including Room and Board) -  $3277 (Total of $6777 minus the $3500 Scholarship)
    • $750 deposit due immediately (Generously Donated!)
  • Airfare - (Generously Donated!)
  • Shuttle from Bradley Airport to BUTI Campus - $250
  • Daily Living Expenses - $100

TOTAL: $3627

Not comfortable donating online?  We accept donations via check as well.  Please mail donations to BELTÀ, 1712 E. Riverside Dr., Suite 25, Austin, TX 78741.  Be sure to mark "DaShawn Williams" in the memo line so that your support can be routed towards this project.