Clark Hunt received his Masters in Trumpet Performance/Jazz Studies at Georgia State University, where he was the recipient of the Lead Trumpet Graduate Assistantship. Prior to his graduate studies, Hunt received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Jacksonville State University. He recently taught at Reinhardt University as the Adjunct Trumpet Instructor from 2015-2017. Hunt is currently working on his Doctorate at Indiana University.
Hunt was a marching member and soloist for Spirit of Atlanta from 2001 to 2005. In 2006, he was selected as a member of the inaugural cast of INergy in Indianapolis, where he served as a featured trumpet soloist. He was also a soloist for the Atlanta CorpsVets in 2009 and 2010 and was on staff as the Trumpet Instructor from 2011-2014. In addition to working with Atlanta CorpsVets, Hunt was the High Brass Coordinator at Spirit of Atlanta from 2011 through 2013 and has served as the Co-Brass Caption Supervisor in 2016-17. Hunt has also served as a Brass Instructor with The Cavaliers since 2014. Hunt is currently consulting with two competitive marching bands from Kentucky, Bullitt East High School and North Hardin High School.
Outside of his teaching activities, Hunt remains active as a freelance trumpeter in and around the Atlanta area. Professionally, he has performed with jazz greats, Joe Lovano, Wycliffe Gordon, Carl Fischer, Dave Douglas, Steve Houghton, Terrell Stafford, Paquito D’Rivera, Jerry Weldon, Eddie Daniels, and Vince Gardner. Hunt is the band leader for the Drive-By Big Band Atlanta and a founder/coordinator of The Beltline Brass Quintet. Hunt toured frequently with Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, a 1920’s Dixieland ragtime jazz group out of Atlanta and has served as the Solo Eb Soprano cornet with The Georgia Brass Band. He has also performed with Salsa great, Orquestra MaCuba, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Joe Gransden Big Band, The Don Krekel Orchestra, and The Macon Pops Orchestra. Hunt remains one of the top call lead players throughout the Southeast and Midwest.
Clark, his lovely wife Annie and daughter, Dylan Rose reside in New Albany, IN.
“I am extremely honored to be a part of this brass team. This will be my 5th year on the brass staff with The Cavaliers. I cannot wait to hear this hornline with the quality of instructors we have assembled to teach our talented members."