The Baltimore School for the Arts is the main orchestra for the Oscars 2022 – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A 1992 graduate of the Baltimore School of the Arts will take on the role of conductor, conductor, composer, and choreographer for the 94th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars.

Along with orchestration arrangements for the globally watched film awards ceremony, Dontae Winslow, who had received musical training at the Baltimore School, was also performing with a trumpet.

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Winslow has a message for students from the city of Baltimore who come from a difficult background like him. According to Winslow’s website, he suffered from childhood abuse and had parents with drug abuse.

“They can do exactly what I am doing. Never give up on your dreams. Persistence, persistence, and compassion for everyone around,” says Winslow. “You don’t think when you receive your blessing that it will pay off later. Patient.”

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Winslow is no stranger to prime time, but Sunday night is one of the biggest assignments of his career. He’s previously had integral roles in the previous two Academy Awards and has featured on three Super Bowl halftime shows.

Within four years of graduating from BSA, Winslow earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Classical Music Performance from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University.

Winslow is also an alumnus of Cross Country Elementary and Falstaff High.

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The 2022 Oscars will be hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes and will air on Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. EST. The Baltimore School for the Arts is the main orchestra for the Oscars 2022 – CBS Baltimore

Jake Nichol

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