Meadows School of the Arts 2022
Gregory Hustis, adjunct professor of horn, joined the SMU faculty in 1977. Former principal horn (1976-2012) and principal horn emeritus (2012-14) of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Professor Hustis is an active conductor, educator and advocate for the arts. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he performed as a concerto soloist with numerous orchestras. In 1995, he received the Meadows Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award. As a clinician, chamber music player and recitalist, he has been a featured guest artist at many international festivals. Besides the scores of orchestral recordings he has made on RCA, Telarc, Dorian, Pro Arte and other labels as principal horn of the Dallas Symphony, Professor Hustis can be heard as a soloist and chamber music player on various labels, including Crystal, Gasparo, Klavier, Centaur, Hester Park and Hyperion. He also has served on numerous boards and advisory committees, including those of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, International Horn Society, American Horn Competition, Voices of Change, Blue Candlelight Series, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation and Dallas Chamber Music Society, where he serves as president. Professor Hustis was also co-founder of TrumCor, which manufactures and distributes mutes for brass instruments.