Hunter started their music career at the age of 10 in Tempe, Arizona. As a young string musician, Hunter performed with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra from 2001 – 2008. They studied with Patricia Cosand and earned top spots in the Regional and State level orchestras.
In the Fall of 2008, Hunter attended Northern Arizona University to study Instrumental Music Education and graduated with their degree in Winter 2012. During their time at NAU, they performed as a violist in the university orchestras, collaborated in string quartet performances, and was a member of the women’s music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. Upon graduation, Hunter accepted a string teaching position at the Mesa Public Schools, educating 4th – 6th graders how to play violin, viola, cell and bass. In addition to teaching, they performed around the Phoenix Metropolitan area with the Aletheia String Quartet.
After 4 years in Mesa, Hunter moved to Washington DC and continued to teach elementary strings at Fairfax County Public Schools and perform with the Capital City Symphony, under the direction of Vicki Gau.
When Hunter isn’t teaching or performing, you can find them outside doing just about any activity. Their favorite activities include camping, rock climbing, hiking, and softball. Hunter lives with their wife and dog in the DC area and continues to use music as a tool of communication and to bring people together.
Teaches Thursdays Saturdays