Dr. Dustin BarrConductor
Barr is a recipient of numerous accolades for his conducting and scholarly work. Most recently, the CSUF Wind Symphony received a prestigious invitation to perform at the 2019 National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association. Additionally, Barr has guest conducted the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own;” he was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan; and he was recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent young conductors as part of the 2010 National Band Association’s Young Conductor Mentor Project. His research on Scandinavian music for chamber wind ensembles has produced published performance editions of Asger Lund Christiansen’s Octet, op. 43 and Svend Schultz’s Divertimento for Wind Octet.
Barr holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Michigan. He received his Master of Music degree and Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton. His principal conducting mentors include Michael Haithcock and Mitchell Fennell.