Carissa Dawn to Perform Outdoor Concert at WWU

Carissa DawnCarissa Dawn, a fun, sassy country singer will perform Wednesday, (Sept.1) at William Woods University.


Carissa Dawn is the stage name for Carissa Biele, a 2006 broadcast communications graduate of WWU. She is a native of Fulton, Mo., and has recently moved back home from Tennessee to peruse her master of business administration (MBA) degree at WWU.


Biele is a singer and songwriter. She has competed in local, state and national competitions, Ms. Gateway International and Missouri State Fair Idol.  She has performed in musical theatre, a CMT reality show, bar gigs, and has sung the national anthem at NASCAR-affiliated events. She has performed in Memphis and all over Missouri.


“I am so excited about this! I remember watching a concert on the dock when I was a student here, thinking about how awesome it’d be if I could do something like that one day. That is before I even had the courage to sing karaoke in front of my friends. Funny how life happens,” said Biele.


The WWU concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the WWU dock on Junior Lake. The audience is encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the concert.


The Carissa Dawn concert is part of the annual President’s Concert and Lecture Series, which brings top entertainment to campus for the enjoyment of students and the community.


For more information on the concert, contact Brenda Foster at For more information on Carissa Dawn, visit