Dustin Brandt is the Choral Arts Director at West Springfield. He has taught choir in Fairfax County since 2010. Before coming to West Springfield he spent two years teaching Middle School Choir at Thoreau MS in Vienna. While he spends most of this time in the chorus room, Mr. Brandt also teaches AP music theory, is the music director for the Spartan Theater musicals, is the 2017 Class Sponsor, and is the Choral representative for the NAfME District XI Choral teachers in Fairfax, County.
He hails from Northern Virginia and studied Music Education at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester. Some of the highlights of his time there include studying with Robert Shafer, Alice Parker, and John O’Connor. He was an active member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and he worked to establish the Shenandoah University Chapter of Amnesty International. He is also an active member of NAfME and the ACDA.
Before coming to WSHS Mr. Brandt had the privilege of performing under the Grammy award winning conductor Robert Shafer at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and toured throughout Italy; including performances at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In his free time he teaches private voice lessons and enjoys cycling.
Mr. Brandt lives in Springfield with his lovely and extremely supportive wife Elizabeth and their cats, Indiana Jones and Callie.