(Photo by Rachel Beetz) 


Dustin Donahue is a percussionist based in Los Angeles. He frequently performs with the International Contemporary Ensemble and has performed alongside Dawn Upshaw, Eighth Blackbird, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. As a soloist, Dustin has been featured at the Carlsbad Music Festival, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the John Cage Centennial Festival in Washington, D.C. He appears on several releases for Mode Records and Populist Records. 

As an advocate for contemporary music, Dustin has commissioned and premiered a large body of solo music and chamber music by living composers while continuing to perform the music of the twentieth-century avant-garde. He holds a DMA from the University of California - San Diego where he studied with Steven Schick.