Norman J. Hunt

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Norman J. Hunt (died 1984) was a composer, conductor, arranger, and performer in the big band era, covering a wide range of musical styles including classical music, jazz, and was a featured soloist on many recordings and performances globally. His instrument of choice was the trombone, although he had a mastery of most brass instruments.[1]

He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1947, and subsequently studied at the Paris Conservatory of Music under André Lafosse for two years (1950–1951) where he lived in Paris with his wife Evelyn Hunt and their son Steven Hunt.

In 1960, Walt Disney (then Head of Pageantry for the Winter Olympics) offered Hunt the job of leading the musical productions for the VIII Olympic Winter Games, which he accepted.

In 1966, Hunt received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley school of Music, culminating his educational achievements.

In 1968, Hunt was elected to the American Bandmasters Association.

Hunt was also a professor of music and author, writing a text on the proper teaching of brass instruments called Guide to Teaching Brass (ISBN 0-697-03484-4), Brass ensemble method: Beginning class instruction in trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba (College instrumental technique series) (ISBN 0-697-03498-4) and A study of the use of Baroque brass ensemble literature in instrumental music teacher education.

Hunt taught Music and eventually was the head of the Music Department at California State University, Sacramento. Hunt was previously a professor of Music at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah before moving to California in the 1960s.


  1. ^ "JSTOR: Music Educators Journal, Vol. 60, No. 7 (Mar., 1974 ), pp. 119-120+122+124". JSTOR 3394575.