Gustavo Camacho, DMA

Associate Professor of Music | Horn | Brass Area Coordinator


Bachelor of Music, New Mexico State University
Master in Music, Arizona State University
Doctor of Musical Arts, Arizona State University

Dr. Gustavo Camacho is Associate Professor of Horn and Brass Area Coordinator at Western Washington University.  He previously served as Instructor of Horn and Chamber Music at the Interlochen Arts Academy and Summer Arts Camp for four years.  He also performed as principal horn of Phoenix Opera for three years while performing regularly with The Phoenix Symphony and serving on the brass faculty at the Arizona School for the Arts.  An active soloist and clinician, Gustavo has been a featured concerto soloist with the Skagit Symphony, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Whatcom Wind Ensemble, WWU Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, and the Interlochen Arts Academy Band.  He has also presented numerous masterclasses and performances at conferences, festivals, and institutions in the U.S., Canada, Cuba, China and Luxembourg.

Gustavo has a particular interest in chamber music, and his chamber philosophies stem from extensive music study with Empire Brass Quintet founding member Sam Pilafian.  He holds Music Education and Performance degrees from New Mexico State University and Arizona State University.  Gustavo is a Yamaha Performing Artist and performs exclusively on a custom Yamaha 871D.