Artistic Director / Conductor


Dr. Dustin C. Ousley

The Hilton Head Choral Society is excited to perform with Artistic Director, Dr. Dustin C. Ousley in his second season with us. Dustin brings with him years of experience studying, teaching, participating in, and directing musical performances in a variety of settings. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Furman University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from UNC-Greensboro and a Doctorate of Music Arts from the University of South Carolina.

Dustin has been a professional music educator for the past two decades, having taught high school choral music in western North Carolina and at the college level as Director of Choral Activities at Coker College and Charleston Southern University. He has taught a variety of classes including Elementary Music Methods, Conducting, Applied Voice, Music Appreciation, Aural Skills, and Music theory.

Throughout his career, Dustin has served as musical director in a variety churches, community choral groups and schools. He also finds time to work as a choral clinician throughout North Carolina and South Carolina at the middle and high school level. No stranger to the stage himself, Dustin has performed in roles in over 40 productions with the University of South Carolina, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Greenville Little Theatre, Creative Arts Shoestring Theatre, Hickory Community Theatre, Green Room Community Theatre, Hudson Dinner Theatre, Fred T. Foard School, and Coker College Theatre.

Dustin currently teaches music and coaches volleyball at Lowcountry Leadership Charter School in Hollywood, South Carolina.

With his intense background in choral conducting, voice building, and choral tone, as well as his love for BRINGING THE JOY OF SONG to others, the Hilton Head Choral Society looks forward to Dustin’s leadership and vision for many years to come.