Hunter Eberly, the newly appointed Principal Trumpet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is a native of Muskegon, Michigan. Hunter started playing the trumpet at the age of eight under the tutelage of his mother, who he studied with through high school.  He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Grand Valley State University, where he studied with Richard Stoelzel. While studying at GVSU, Hunter won prizes at multiple competitions including: first prize in the National Trumpet Competition Undergraduate Solo Competition, first prize in the National Trumpet Competition Trumpet Ensemble division, second prize in the International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra competition, and first prize at the GVSU International Trumpet Seminar Solo Competition. Hunter continued his education by attending The Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he studied with James Wilt, and earned a Professional Studies Certificate.  

Prior to his appointment in Detroit, Hunter was principal trumpet of the Jacksonville Symphony.  He has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (China), and the Antalya Symphony (Turkey).  Hunter lives in Detroit with his wife Kimberly, dog Daisy, and chinchilla Buddy.

A Yamaha Performing Artist, Hunter plays exclusively on Yamaha instruments.

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