Dan Hunter started his musical education at the University of Southern Maine, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Performance. He then went on to further study at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where he earned his Master of Music degree. While at the Manhattan School of Music he participated in master classes with Gene Pokorny of the Chicago Symphony and Chris Hall of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Following his graduation from Manhattan School, Mr. Hunter moved to Salem, Mass., where he has become a very active freelance tuba player and teacher. He has performed with such groups as Portland Symphony, Albany Symphony, Vermont Symphony, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, Cape Cod Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Hillyerfest Orchestra, and chamber groups such as the Majestic Brass, Brass Connection, Commonwealth Brass, Quintessential Brass, and New England Brass. He has been a member of the Portland Brass Quintet since 2007 and Bala Brass since 2010. This past summer Mr. Hunter was in residence with Bala Brass at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute where he coached tuba, euphonium, and chamber music.
Mr. Hunter has had the privilege of working with many renowned conductors such as Bill Conti, Sir David Wilcox, Philippe Entremont, Joseph Silverstein, and Kenneth Keisler. In addition to his performing responsibilities, Mr. Hunter is the tuba/euphonium and Brass Class instructor at the University of Southern Maine where he also maintains a private teaching studio.