Justin DeHart is an GRAMMY-nominated performer and dedicated teacher of a wide variety of musical styles – from classical to pop, and from world to electronic. DeHart’s musical resume includes performances with the San Diego symphony, pipa master Wu Man, and various pop legends, including Cheap Trick. As a California native, he holds a B.M. from CSU Sacramento, a M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts, and a D.M.A. from UC San Diego. DeHart is a current member of Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) and DC8 Ensemble who both champion new and challenging music. He recently released his debut solo CD entitled Strange Paths on Innova Recordings featuring works by Brian Ferneyhough, Iannis Xenakis, Michael Gordon and Stuart Saunders Smith. DeHart was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for percussion studies in India (2001) and his talents have been featured at concerts around the globe. He currently lives in Anaheim, CA and teaches music at Chapman University Conservatory of Music and UC Riverside.
- February 7, 2014