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Mr. Dustin Shrum
Dustin Shrum is a versatile trumpet player in the St. Louis area. Dustin is currently the Director of Bands at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in the St. Louis Public Schools District. He is also the Director of Jazz Studies and McKendree University in Lebanon, IL where he directs a Jazz Ensemble and a Jazz Combo.
Dustin holds Bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, and a Master of Arts in Jazz Studies from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Dustin has performed with various groups such as the Funky Butt Brass Band, the Lustrelights, the Jazz St. Louis Big Band, the Jim Widner Big Band, Orquesta Son Montuno, Master Blaster featuring Steve Ewing, and El Monstero.
Dustin is comfortable performing in multiple environments including Big Band Lead Trumpet/Trumpet Section, Brass Quintet, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Combo, Salsa Bands, Church Services, and Pit Orchestra.
He has performed with notable musicians such as The Temptations, Marilyn Maye, Kim Massie, Reggie Thomas, Bobby Watson, Roger Ingram, Byron Stripling, and Wayne Bergeron.
His mentors include: Roger Ingram, Joshua MacCluer, Stan Kessler, Allen Beeson, Dan Thomas, Lisa Blackmore, and Mark Hyams.