Dr. Hunter has acquired extensive experience as an orchestral leader. She is the former concertmaster of the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, the Moores School Opera and Ballet Orchestras, as well as the Houston Heights Orchestra. Ingrid Hunter was selected to be the concertmaster for the 2015 Texas Music Festival, where she studied with concertmasters Glenn Dicterow and Emanuel Borok. She performed the notable solo for Ein Heldenleben with the TMF orchestra, and was featured on KUHA’s Classical Classroom radio show. She was also invited to perform as a guest concertmaster for the Houston Civic Symphony. Alongside her experience as a concertmaster, Dr. Hunter studied orchestral conducting while at the University of Houston with Franz Krager. Currently she holds the positions of Orchestra Director and Professor of Violin at San Jacinto College Central and the University of St. Thomas. She also regularly performs with the Houston-based Mercury orchestra.
Dr. Hunter is an avid chamber musician. In past years, she has organized chamber music tours throughout Brazil with her former string quartet and has recently formed a duo with concert pianist, Dr. Andreea Mut. Dr. Hunter is a member of the Axiom Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at the University of St. Thomas. The Axiom Quartet maintains a full concert schedule throughout the year, and also partners with Chamber Music Houston to bring concerts to Title 1 schools in HISD, senior care facilities and other communities that are unable to frequently experience classical music.
Dr. Hunter is also an avid performer of contemporary music. Her Houston performances have included regular appearances as the violinist for Musiqa, the Foundation of Modern Music, and performances with AURA, the contemporary music ensemble at the University of Houston.
Alongside her violin studies, Ingrid Hunter studied voice, minoring in vocal jazz in both her undergraduate and master’s degrees. She continues to perform regularly as a vocalist, focusing primarily on jazz and Brazilian music.