Dustin Donahue is a percussionist based in Los Angeles. As an advocate for contemporary music, Dustin has commissioned and premiered a large body of solo and chamber music by living composers, while continuing to perform music of the 20th-century avant-garde. He frequently performs with the International Contemporary Ensemble and collaborates with many of Southern California’s presenters of contemporary music, such as WasteLAnd, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, the Ojai Music Festival, Monday Evening Con- certs, Jacaranda Music, and San Diego New Music. As a soloist, Dustin has recently performed in ReykjavÍk, Iceland, and Christchurch, New Zealand, and was featured performing the music of Brian Fern- eyhough at Stanford University. He appears on releases for Mode, Decca, Stradivarius, and Populist Records. Dustin is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he studied with Anthony Di Sanza and holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, San Diego where he studied with Steven Schick.