Gustavo Camacho, DMA

Associate Professor of Music | Horn | Brass Area Coordinator

Fifth Inversion

Study with Western's professional woodwind quintet

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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 continues to make chamber music a central focus of his creative activity, most notably with WWU Faculty wind Quintet “Fifth Inversion” and WWU Faculty brass trio “Trinsic Brass”.  Gustavo holds a Bachelor of Music degree from New Mexico State University, and a Master in Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in horn performance from Arizona State University.  Gustavo is a Yamaha Artist and has performed exclusively on his trusty and faithful Yamaha 867 since 1999.