Ms. Hunter earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Azusa Pacific University while studying with Charles Stegeman; she minored in Vocal Jazz studies with Kristin Korb. During her time at Azusa Pacific, Ms. Hunter was the recipient of a merit-based full scholarship award. She served as Concertmaster of the University Choir and Orchestra and as Assistant Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Hunter graduated summa cum laude as a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and was chosen by the faculty of the School of Music as the “Most Outstanding Graduate in Performance.”
Ms. Hunter completed her Master of Music degree at Duquesne University, also on a full merit-based scholarship, under the tutelage of Rachel Stegeman. At Duquesne University she served as assistant and co-concertmaster of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra and was one of the violinists for the Frances DeBroff Graduate String Quartet.
Since moving to Houston, Ms. Hunter has continued to acquire 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. Ms. 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. Alongside her experience as a concertmaster, Ms. Hunter also studied orchestral conducting while at the University of Houston with Franz Krager.
In 2008 Ms. Hunter spent a semester abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, where she studied with Thierry Stoeckel, concertmaster of the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014, Ms. Hunter had the opportunity to return to Germany through the University of Houston. As part of the Houston-Leipzig sister city program, Ms. Hunter was invited to perform in the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus where she performed as assistant concertmaster under the baton of maestro Horst Förster.
Ms. Hunter is an avid chamber musician. In past years, she has organized chamber music tours throughout Brazil with her former quartet as well as with pianist Dr. Joel Clifft. She is a member of the Houston-based Axiom Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at the University of St. Thomas. Ms. Hunter is also a strong supporter of new music. Her Houston performances have included regular appearances as the violinist for Musiqa, Houston’s premiere new music ensemble, and performances with AURA, the new music ensemble at the University of Houston.
Ms. Hunter currently serves as the Orchestra Director and Professor of Violin at San Jacinto College Central and the University of St. Thomas, and also maintains a very active private violin studio. In 2016, Ms. Hunter is engaged to perform as a soloist with the Orquestra de Camera Theatro São Pedro in her hometown in Brazil.