Hunter Hedrick was a music major from Midlothian, Virginia. He began playing clarinet when he was 11. Since then he has played in numerous ensembles including middle and high school bands, all-county bands, all-district bands, wind ensembles, pit orchestras, church orchestras, television wind ensembles, festivals, parades, and the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra. Hunter was also the founder of the ‘Nets, Davidson's student based clarinet ensemble.
Alongside clarinet, Hunter loves to compose. He began composing when he was 12. His earlier compositions placed in regional contests and won various awards in the state of Virginia. After having taken both the beginning and advanced composition courses his freshman year at Davidson, Hunter's compositions became largely extracurricular. By his senior year, he directed his compositional attention towards larger ensembles. Hunter studied orchestration independently, and, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Stasack, wrote a piece, entitled Rondo, which was performed by the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra in Spring 2010.
In addition to music, Hunter loves being with friends and coming up with creative ways to spend his time. Back home, Hunter was the elementary school kid who built 10 tree forts in the woods behind his house and named them all. He was the kid who put paper snowflakes under his pillow every night in January hoping for a blizzard the next morning. He was the kid whose mother had to call him inside every night several times because he had found a puddle with tadpoles in it that he didn't want to leave for fear that they would turn into frogs by the time he came back. He loves to paint, surf, eat ice cream, and be 100% completely himself.
After Davidson, Hunter plans on exploring a career in advertising, specifically dealing with music. Musical composition in the media, musical supervision, and brand management are all potential possibilities.