DUSTIN DONAHUE – Percussionist, red fish blue fish

Dustin Donahue is a percussionist residing in San Diego, California. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of California, San Diego where he studies with Steven Schick and performs with the percussion group red fish blue fish. Prior to his arrival in Southern California, Dustin studied with Anthony Di Sanza at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. As a chamber musician, Dustin has performed in venues across North America, such as Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Ojai Music Festival, Banff Centre, the Aspen Music Festival, and Disney Hall in Los Angeles. With red fish blue fish, he has performed alongside Dawn Upshaw, Eighth Blackbird, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Dustin has also appeared as a soloist at the soundSCAPE Festival in Pavia, Italy, the Carlsbad Music Festival, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.


Dustin Donahue in performance of James Dillon's Nine Rivers, Miller Theatre at Columbia

University, 2011. Photo image credit: MurphyMade.com