» Dr. Justin DeHart
Adjunct Faculty

College of Performing Arts
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Dr. Justin DeHart
Lecturer, Percussion Pedagogy
Office Location:
Oliphant Hall B13
(714) 744-2115
California State University, Sacramento, Bachelor of Music
California Institute of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Performance
University of California, San Diego, Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance

Dr. Justin DeHart is an avid 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. DeHart is a member of the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) who was nominated for a 2012 GRAMMY in three categories for their Surround Sound debut album, Rūpa-Khandha in 2012, with the classical recording label Sono Luminus. 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 and festivals throughout the United States, Canada and Asia. Dr. DeHart currently teaches drumset, percussion and improvisation at Chapman University Conservatory of Music and is in demand as a freelancer in Southern CA.