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Gregory Hustis

Adjunct Professor of Horn

Gregory Hustis was Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1976 to 2012, at which time he became Principal Horn Emeritus.  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Mason Jones, Hustis has performed as a concerto soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Abilene Philharmonic, the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra (Colo.), the Knoxville Symphony, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Latvian Chamber Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra (Seattle), the National Repertory Orchestra (Breckenridge), the Hamilton Philharmonic (Ontario), the Wichita Falls Symphony, and, on numerous occasions, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

A clinician, chamber music player, and recitalist, he has been a featured guest artist at many festivals, including the Sarasota Music Festival, Scotia Fest, Round Top, Orford (Québec), Bowdoin International Music (Maine), National Repertory Orchestra, numerous International Horn Society workshops, the Mainly Mozart Festival (San Diego), the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Lapplands Festspel (Sweden), the Brevard Music Festival (N.C.) and Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colo., where he is also Festival Artistic Director. Hustis has premiered and recorded many concertos for horn and orchestra, including Joseph Schwantner’s Beyond Autumn, a work commissioned by the International Horn Society.  He has also premiered and subsequently recorded concertos by Eric Ewazen, Simon Sargon, and Augusta Reed Thomas.

Prior to joining the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Hustis appeared on many occasions with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and was, for four years, Principal Horn of the Hamilton Philharmonic in Ontario, Canada.  He has performed and toured with Summit Brass, and in 1986 performed with Lorin Maazel with the World Philharmonic Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro.

Besides the scores of orchestral recordings he has made on RCA, Telarc, Hyperion, Dorian, Pro Arte and others as Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony, Hustis can also be heard as soloist and chamber music player on many labels, including Crystal, Gasparo, Klavier, Centaur, Hester Park and Hyperion.  He is active in Dallas’s busy commercial recording industry, where he has played countless sessions for film, television and radio.

In addition to his varied performance schedule, Hustis has taught horn for over thirty years at Southern Methodist University, where in 1995 he was presented the Meadows Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award.  He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards, including that of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, the International Horn Society, the American Horn Competition, Voices of Change, Blue Candlelight Series and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. Hustis was also co-founder of TrumCor, a company that manufactures mutes for brass instruments.  In 2011, Hustis was appointed Music Director of the University of Texas at Dallas Wind Ensemble.

Professional Experience

30 years of teaching


Horn Private Lessons, Brass Class, Chamber Music

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