Dustin McKinney

Dustin McKinney's Biography

Dustin McKinney is a Los Angeles-based trumpet player and teacher. As a freelancer, he has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Los Angeles Opera. Mr. McKinney joined the Santa Barbara Symphony as second trumpet in 2014, and has been principal trumpet of the Golden State Pops Orchestra since 2005.

He currently serves as the adjunct professor of trumpet at Pepperdine University in Malibu and Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Originally from Des Moines, IA, Dustin attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL where he studied with Matt Lee and John Hagstrom. 

Dustin is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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