Rob Hunt, Interim Conductor


Robert Hunt is a conductor of orchestral and choral ensembles in both classical and popular areas of music. His 13-year tenure as Music Director/Conductor of the Midland-Odessa Symphony featured collaborations with legendary guest artists Susan Graham, Helen Donath, and James Dick. The highly successful pops concerts included appearances by The Moody Blues, Kansas, Ed Shaughnessy, and The New York Voices.

As musical director of New York’s American Cabaret Theatre, he guided singers and instrumentalists through a vast expanse of the Great American Songbook repertoire. His expertise has been recognized by the prominent artists with whom he has collaborated as pianist and conductor: Ray Price, Julius LaRosa, The Lettermen, Willie Nelson, and Bucky Pizzarelli. His arrangements were performed by the New York Pops Orchestra in Carnegie Hall.

Educated at SMU, TCU, Indiana University, and U of H, he taught junior high and high school choral music, and served as Director of Commercial Music Studies at Midland College (TX). In 2008, he joined the faculty at Sam Houston State University; as Music Director of the SHSU Opera Workshop, Since 2016, Dr. Hunt has been Associate Professor of Music at Lone Star College-Kingwood, and Organist-Choirmaster at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in The Woodlands.