About Dwayne A. Burrell
Get to know Dwayne A. Burrell
Dwayne Burrell is an active teaching artist, clinician, and professional clarinetist/bass
clarinetist based in the Southern California area.
As a clarinetist, Dwayne has performed with many chamber groups and large ensembles
throughout the Southwest. His chamber music experience expands to both international music
festivals and local professional organizations and institutions.
Burrell studied clarinet briefly with clarinetists Jonathon Cohler, David Howard, Jim Kanter,
Margaret Worsley, and Nathan Williams. His most recent studies concluded with LA Phil
Clarinetist, Burt Hara, and International soloist Hakan Rosengren at California State University,
As an inspiring conductor, Burrell has studied under the baton of Dr. Greg X. Whitmore, noted
faculty member at California State University, Fullerton, and director of the highly acclaimed
Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble. He is inspired and dedicated to large ensemble
conducting and teaching. Many notable performances such as conducting at Meng Concert
Hall, The Dorthy Chandler Concert Hall and, Walt Disney Concert Hall have occurred since the
transition to conducting.
Currently, Dwayne spends the majority of his time teaching and mentoring musicians mostly in
grades K-12, and also musicians on their early college journey. He leads a highly active clarinet
studio and has lead many woodwind clinics in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland
Empire. Those individuals he works with are among the top performers in their school or
university music programs and local private youth ensembles, solo festivals and, young artist
competitions. Dwayne currently serves as the Music Coordinator/Wind Specialist at Etiwanda
High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
In his spare time, Dwayne enjoys practicing graphic design for his church, lots of reading and
journaling, and spending time with his younger brothers.