Hunter Duseau

Clarinet, 2020

Hunter Duseau is a passionate performer who is fascinated by the art of storytelling and human connection through music. With every performance, he hopes to connect an audience to something bigger than themselves as well as to something within themselves. As an avid performer of large ensemble, chamber, and solo music, he is constantly looking for new music and new ways to foster such performances. He is particularly interested, as a queer individual, in working with members of his community to bring performances and stories created by queer people to life. He is also enthusiastic about community engagement, with some of his favorite performance memories taking place outside of concert halls with audiences not typical of traditional venues.

Originally hailing from Western Massachusetts, Hunter has participated in numerous festivals and honors ensembles, such as the Massachusetts All-State Festival and the Connecticut Youth Symphony. He is currently working towards his B.M. in Clarinet Performance at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. At BW he studies under Cleveland Orchestra member Daniel McKelway and participates in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. His previous teachers include Hannah Berube and Dr. Brian Messier, both of whom he credits as inspiration for his love of musical storytelling and connection.