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Dustin Donahue is a percussionist based in Los Angeles. Dustin regularly appears with many of southern California’s foremost presenters of chamber music, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella series, the Ojai Music Festival, Monday Evening Concerts, Jacaranda Music, and La Jolla Summerfest. He frequently performs with the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, the Partch Ensemble, and ECHOI. Dustin co-directs WasteLAnd, an ensemble and concert series dedicated to fostering experimental chamber music in Los Angeles. He appears on recordings for Mode, Naxos, New Focus, Stradivarius, and Populist Records. As a soloist, Dustin has been featured at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Carlsbad Music Festival, the John Cage Centennial Festival in Washington, D.C., Mengi in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. As an advocate for contemporary music, Dustin has commissioned and premiered a large body of solo and chamber music by living composers, such as recent collaborations with Nicholas Deyoe, Carolyn Chen, Laure Hiendl, Bruno Ruviaro, and Steven Takasugi. He holds a DMA from the University of California – San Diego where he studied with Steven Schick and a BM from the University of Wisconsin where he studied with Anthony Di Sanza.