Dustin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a clarinet performer he was able to study under Dr. Carol Jessup and Mrs. Deborah Fabian who is currently the concertmaster for the Dallas Wind Symphony. Dustin was also under the direction of Dr. Douglas Stotter while in the Wind Ensemble as well as Dr. Cliff Evans in the Symphony Orchestra during this time. During his years in the UT Arlington Maverick Marching Band. Dustin served as Drum Major under the direction of Mr. Matthew Luttrell. Notable performances during this time include performing at the Cowboy's Stadium in 2009, performing at the Winspear Opera House in 2011, and performing at the 2012 TMEA with the UT Arlington Wind Ensemble.
Mr. Nguyen will be entering his 4th year of teaching in public schools. Prior to his time in MISD, Mr. Nguyen was an assistant director at Nimitz High School in Aldine ISD as well as the Elementary Strings teacher at Berry, Goodman and Thornton Elementary in Arlington ISD.
Mr. Nguyen is a member of Texas Music Education Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, the International Clarinet Association, the Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble, an alumni of Tau Beta Sigma, and had the opportunity to march trumpet at Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Nguyen currently resides in Arlington, TX with his wife Caitlyn and 3 cats; Dante, Benny and Lady.