Hunter Thomas was a tremendous contributor to the life and breath of the festival. He spent over a decade on our faculty and added to the life of virtually every corner of activity within the festival.
He leaves a lasting impact on students from across the world. His loss is also deeply felt by his featival colleagues and entire Sewanee community. A scholarship has been established in his name to support the bassoon studio students during SSMF 2019.
Hunter Thomas, Principal Bassoon, Personnel Manager, and Librarian, performed with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra for more than forty years after winning an audition in 1971, while still a student in high school.