A Native of Southern California, Dustin Chilson is a graduate of East Carolina University where he received a master’s degree in tuba performance with a concentration in conducting and the University of Arizona where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Tuba Performance. Mr. Chilson has studied with several notable musicians during his schooling, including Dr. Scott Carter, Tom McCaslin, Dr. Kelly Thomas, and Mike Becker.
During his time at the University, Mr. Chilson had ample performing opportunities which included winning solo/duet competitions and auditioning for several professional ensembles including The President’s Own United States Marine Band, the Newark Symphony Orchestra, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, Mr. Chilson is an active participant in his community as a volunteer and a certified music educator. He also works for several Tucson high school marching bands and gives private lessons for low brass students in the area.
This year, Mr. Chilson is very excited to help your student develop a lifelong love of music. Mr. Chilson has three years of classroom middle school band teaching experience, three years of college-level graduate teaching experience, and seven years of marching band teaching experience.