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, Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Mr. McKinney joined the Santa Barbara Symphony as second trumpet in 2014, Opera Santa Barbara in 2017, and has been principal trumpet of the Golden State Pops Orchestra since 2005. As a studio musician, his recent credits include X-Men: Apocalypse, Logan, and Addams Family.
Dustin currently serves as adjunct professor of trumpet at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Dustin attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where he studied with Matt Lee and John Hagstrom.