dustin willetts | worship director
In addition to being the director of worship here at MTVPC, Dustin Willetts is one of the most in-demand conductors of the Pacific Northwest, currently directing the Kulshan Chorus, Cantabile Chamber Choir, and the Sno-King Community Chorale. He is also a performing member of Choral Arts Northwest in Seattle, and has served on the board of directors of the Seattle Children’s Chorus for the last decade.
As an artistic director, Willetts has received critical praise from around the world as he blurs the lines between various artistic mediums. His performances tell stories and take audiences on a journey. He was recently awarded the Whatcom Peace Builder Award as well as the Ken Gass Community Building award for his “Breaking Silence” project, about the abuse, indignities, and harm done to women. "It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s a concert that must be heard. My duty as an artist is to augment the lives of my ensemble members as well as to inspire, educate, challenge and entertain my audience.”
With a passion for education and lifelong learning, Willetts is a frequent adjudicator and clinician throughout the Pacific Northwest and describes those events as, “My absolute favorite thing to do!” When not working with choirs and orchestras, Dustin can be found performing as an instrumentalist (saxophone, guitar, and percussion) for various shows and sessions. He has conducted in over 20 countries, some favorites being Norway, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bulgaria. In those brief still moments between the adventures Dustin is rumored to be found sipping on something brewed while enjoying the beauty of Camano Island.