Dustin Arndt has performed all around the world including tours in the United States, Canada and Singapore. Equally at home in a concert hall or a small club, Dustin's greatest attribute is diversity. Playing over 100 gigs a year, Dustin stays busy as a freelance percussionist playing all types of music including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Dixie, Irish, World and many more. Dustin is an in demand Musical Theater Percussionist, specializing in drumset and percussion.
Dustin received his bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2006. Former teachers include: Mark Foster, Ron Miles, Jeremy Sandoval, Jeff Gust and Paul Romaine.
Working for over fifteen years as a music educator, Dustin is well versed in teaching drumset, mallets, orchestral percussion and world percussion. Dustin has been a featured lecturer at the Metropolitan State College of Denver in the area of marching percussion.
Dustin teaches marching and concert percussion at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, as well as teaching private lessons and directing the award-winning Winter Percussion Ensemble. He also performs several clinics a year throughout Colorado.
Dustin is, or has been, a member of such performing ensembles as The Colorado Wind Ensemble, The New York Street Boys, The Urban Island Steel Band, the LCMA Dixieland Band, and the Tivoli Club Brass Band, as well as performing as a contract player with The Boulder Dinner Theatre, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, The PACE Center, Performance Now, Inspire Creative and many, many more.
Dustin is a proud Education Endorser for the Vic Firth Company and is
pleased to be a member of the SJC Custom Drums family.
An avid outdoorsman, Dustin spends most of his off time in the mountains of Colorado where he loves fishing and camping with his family and friends. Dustin lives in Castle Rock, CO with his wife Erin, twin daughters Lily and Molly, dog Ripley and one very spoiled cat named Ivan.