Metropolitan Winds

Music Director Gregory Hustis

Gregory HustisMr. Gregory Hustis becomes Music Director effective September 1, 2017. Mr. Hustis is only the second Music Director in the wind ensemble’s long history.

Mr. Hustis was Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1976 to 2012, at which time he became Principal Horn Emeritus. Mr. 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.

Prior to joining the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mr. 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.

In addition to his varied performance schedule, Mr. 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. In 2011, Hustis was appointed Music Director of the University of Texas at Dallas Wind Ensemble.

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