School of Music Visiting Artist Series
Rachel Beetz is a Southern California based flutist who focuses on the music of our time and of the last 100 years. She is an Affiliated Artist with San Diego New Music and also half of both Plus/Minus with percussionist Dustin Donahue and of Autoduplicity, a performance art project with cellist Jennifer Bewerse. Beetz has performed with ensembles such as Palimpsest, Callithumpian Consort, Noise Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, red fish blue fish, Southland Ensemble and also has been featured on the wasteLAnd and Monday Evening Concerts series.
Dustin Donahue is a percussionist based in Los Angeles. He frequently performs with the International Contemporary Ensemble and has performed alongside Dawn Upshaw, Eighth Blackbird, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. As a soloist, Dustin has been featured at the Carlsbad Music Festival, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the John Cage Centennial Festival in Washington, D.C. He appears on several releases for Mode Records and Populist Records.