Among the stars gracing center stage at the 94th Academy Awards Sunday will be West Baltimore native Dontae Winslow.

The world-renowned musician will serve as lead orchestrator, conductor, composer, arranger, and trumpet player.

Winslow grew up on the west side of North Avenue and attended Baltimore School for the Arts before graduating from The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He taught music for three years at Gilmor Elementary before pursuing a more fulfilling career in music.

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