Billy R. Hunter Jr.
  • Professor of Trumpet
Office Location: MRH 5.248
  • Trumpet

EducationMM, The Juilliard School; BM, University of Texas at Austin

AboutHunter has been principal trumpet with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Principal Trumpet with the Classical Tahoe Orchestra in Lake Tahoe. He has performed as guest principal with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony in Germany, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) in Kuala Lumpur, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, and most recently The Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition to orchestral playing, Hunter is also an avid soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and clinician worldwide. He has appeared as soloist with the South African International Chamber Music Festival in Stellenbosch, SA, Chineke! Orchestra in London, UK, and the New World Symphony in Miami, FL amongst several other orchestras in states all over the US, Japan, Taiwan, and China. Hunter comes to UT from positions at the Manhattan School of Music and the Peabody Institute.