About Albert Hunt

Dr. Albert Hunt has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, South America and in Canada, Europe and Asia.  He has performed with the clarinet sections of the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Richmond Symphony. An aficionado of new music, he has premiered many works, including several composed for him. Critics describe his performances as “masterful” and “poetic”. He was a featured guest at the International Horn Consortium in Ghent, Belgium and has presented recitals at the International Clarinet Association Festivals in Onsted, Belgium, Knoxville, Tennessee and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

A dedicated and highly regarded teacher, Dr. Hunt is committed to bringing music to the next generation. His primary goals as a teacher are to help her students accomplish their own personal musical objectives, to inspire creativity and originality in the learning process, and to instill the aspiration to be excellent at all of one’s undertakings in life. His students have won international competitions, earned principal clarinet positions in the top local youth orchestras, won Principal Clarinet Positions in the Maryland All-State Bands and Orchestras more than 20 times. His students have been accepted to prestigious universities including Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Duke, and MIT.

In addition to presenting masterclasses at universities in the US, Korea and Germany, he is a popular coach with several youth orchestras and public school bands. Students from his studio have won national and international competitions. Several of his students have been in both the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern and All-National Bands. His students have been principal clarinet of the Maryland All-State Band or Orchestra 16 times, and Principal Clarinet of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO) 13 times.  His students have been accepted to major conservatories and universities.  Two chamber ensembles coached by Dr. Hunt reached the quarter-final round of the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Dr. Hunt also serves as International Coordinator of Ecuador’s Sinfonía por la Vida, an organization dedicated to social inclusion through music. In this position, he presents masterclasses in Ecuador and collaborates with Ecuadorian teachers to enhance their professional skills.

Dr. Hunt developed a relationship between The Juilliard School and Sinfonía por la Vida resulting in several residencies of Juilliard faculty and students in Ecuador and visits of Ecuadorian teachers to Juilliard. Albert Hunt has been Music Department Chair of the Alabama School of Fine Arts and served on the faculties of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the University of West Florida. His articles on reed making, clarinet performance and teaching have been published in The Instrumentalist, Music Educators Journal andThe Clarinet. His book, The Bass Clarinet Index, was recently selected for inclusion in the International Bass Clarinet Research Center’s web site.

For his work as a performer, educator and philanthropist, Albert Hunt was named a Distinguished Member and National Arts Associate of the International Music Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota.

"One of the most expressive clarinet sounds I’ve recorded."

Max Schubel, President, OpusOne Recordings

"One of the most talented clarinetists I’ve worked with."

Joseph Allard, Clarinetist and Teacher at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and New England Conservatory

"We appreciated your remarkable performance."

Patrick Scheidecker, Vandoren Reeds and Mouthpieces