Destin Beaumont, (he/him)

(MM ‘23, horn; MA ‘24, audio sciences)

Audio Engineer, French Horn Player

Destin Beaumont is a musician/producer from the island of Trinidad and Tobago currently residing in Baltimore, MD. He attended Stetson University where he pursued a bachelor’s in music technology and attended Peabody where he completed a master’s in French horn performance and is currently finishing up a master’s in recording arts and sciences. He is a music producer primarily in the lo-fi hip hop/jazz hop genre and is passionate about collaborating and creating music which can be listened to unwind. Outside of music, he is passionate about boxing and cooking.

Tell us about your journey to your current career path. What were the pivotal moments? What surprised you?

I started playing Horn when I was around 13 in the Trinidad and Tobago Youth Philharmonic. However, I did not discover music production until I was 16. I like keeping the two things very separate (horn playing & production) so I pursued them as very separate things. I didn’t mind dedicating lots of time to both. However, over the years, I started producing even more. I would find myself making beats until 3am every night just for fun. Going to Stetson really was a pivotal moment because I grew so much as a musician and fell in love even more with horn playing and music production; so much so that I decided to pursue master’s degrees in both fields. Coming to Peabody was also a pivotal moment because it gave me access to so many more resources that have not only helped me presently but, have secured my future by giving me the knowledge to win auditions.

What opportunities did you take advantage of in school that helped you to build helpful skills and experiences?

I used the LAUNCHPad Logistical Grant to fund a marketing campaign for my music production. Using this money, I was able to pitch to different labels which landed a publishing deal with a French record label. From there I was able to build an audience which later got me support from Spotify Editorial playlists.

How do you share your work with colleagues, collaborators, and audiences using media and work samples?

I usually share all my music on streaming platforms and promote them via Instagram. I also have a small YouTube channel where I break down how I create my beats as well as mixing and production tutorials.

How has your network and/or community impacted your professional journey?

Having people in your circle just makes your professional journey so much easier. I could not have gotten where I am without the help of many professors, teachers, mentors and peers. It allows you to get more creative and creates an endless flow of inspiration and motivation.

Have your goals and priorities changed over time? If so, how?

At first, I wanted to just have lots of streams on Spotify, but now I don’t really care about that. I found a deep love for teaching music production and hope to be a professor in the field.


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