Hunter Bockes

finalist photo
Year: 
2016
Winner: 
Winner
Place: 
First Place
School: 
UNC School of the Arts

Saxophonist, Christopher “Hunter” Bockes currently studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). Hunter has been a member of the UNSCA Wind Ensemble as well as uncsaX. During his time at UNCSA he has collaborated with the dance, drama, guitar, and percussion studios and has been in collaboration with Olympian, Jeremy Abbott, at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships with uncsaX. 

Hunter has been a member of the award winning Atchara Saxophone Quartet, the Half and Half Saxophone Quartet, and the award winning Minerva Saxophone Quartet.  As part of the Atchara Saxophone Quartet and the Minerva Saxophone Quartet he has won the state round of the  Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)  “Chamber Winds” competition. Hunter has also been a finalist in the past two UNCSA Concerto Competitions. He has performed with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Saxophone Ensemble.  

His primary teachers have included Taimur Sullivan, Dr. Steven Stusek, and Dennis Brown.