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Dontae  Winslow

Dontae Winslow

Award-Winning Trumpeter, Composer, Teacher, Arranger


Dontae Winslow is one of the rising stars in the music industry. He is known as an A-List arranger, music producer, touring trumpeter, film composer, and educator in Hollywood. Dontae was trained in music at the formidable Baltimore School for the Arts high school. In four years, he attained a Bachelors and Masters degree in Classical Music Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the John's Hopkins University. He also completed studies at USC under film composer Terence Blanchard, pianist Herbie Hancock, string arranger Jeremy Lubbock, and trumpeter Gary Grant at the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz on a fellowship. He has collaborated with music that spans every genre in the American musical landscape from Pop, Country, Blues, and Jazz, to Hip-hop, Soul, Gospel and Christian records. Read More >

Overcoming a tough family background with perseverance and resilience Dontae is a survivor of child abuse and a parent suffering drug abuse. He speaks openly about healing and thriving through such debilitating obstacles that face many of our youth. A consummate motivator Dontae speaks with heart and authenticity which comes easily because he lives with gratitude, optimism, and great compassion.

Dontae has toured/Performed/recorded with Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Garth Brooks, Kelsea Ballerini, Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Common, Neyo, D’Angelo, Christina Aguilera, Lauryn Hill, and Snoop Dogg. He designed his own custom trumpet the “Winslow Dynasty Model” by Adams Instruments and was featured on their international Magazine cover. He has the horn with the famous Red Bell. You can see him performing on the NETFLIX special Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids. Recently He has arranged horns and performed in two Superbowl Half-Time Shows. In 2021 Dontae arranged string orchestra for the new hit single by Pop Boy Band WHY DON’T WE entitled “Grey.”

In addition, Dontae is a jazz improvisation, music production, film composing and performance clinician for such esteemed institutions as The Berklee School of Music, The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, The Los Angeles Unified School District, and The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Dontae Winslow - Trumpet Q&A

Dontae Winslow Trumpeter @Valencia HS Master Class Clinic Snippet

Dontae Winslow with MSSU Marching Band

Speech Topics

Motivation (All Ages)


Youth Overcoming Obstacles

Husband/Father Professional Balance