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Fratena (Tena) Dawson 

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I believe in Inspiring You to excel in music or whatever you love to do!

  • Trained as a classical pianist at the age of 6
  • First composed music at age of 14 years
  • Performed in numerous recitals from age 9-16 years old
  • Singer/Songwriter/composer age 20
  • Compose music on Software Logic Pro X, Midi, DAW


  • Song of the Year VH-1 Calm Anxiety 2006
  • Song of the Year Honorable Mention VH-1 2011, 2013, 2016
  • Released CD Exalt Him on iTunes
  • Reverbnation #1 in Christian/Gospel
  • #1 Composer and Singer/Songwriter
  • Piano teacher 1979-1985
  • Worship Leader City Light Church Chico, CA (Presently)
  • Worship Leader Aglow International & Lighthouse Paradise, CA
  • Worship Leader for Church of The Harvest-Stockton
  • International House of Prayer Chico, CA
  • Worship Leader for Faith Tabernacle Church
  • Guest Worship Leader for Neighborhood Church Women of Worth
  • Music Director for Cornerstone Church Red Bluff, CA
  • Worship Leader for Harvest Christian Church, Corning CA


  • Rock House, Yankee Hill
  • Silver Dollar Fair Chico, CA
  • Thursday Night Market Chico, CA
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, CA
  • Sonrise Festival Redding, CA
  • Unity Day Festival Oroville, CA
  • Tackle Box Chico, CA

Education: California University of Los Angeles Music Major


  • The Music Connection     Chico
    (530) 898-0110
  • 973 East Ave.
    Chico, CA 95926
  • The Music Connection    Redding