Originally from Port Angeles, WA, Hunter Gordon is currently Acting Second Bassoon of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Previous to this, he played in a similar temporary capacity as Acting Assistant Principal/Contrabassoon of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Acting Section Bassoon of the Charlotte Symphony. In addition, Gordon has performed with the Houston Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and as guest principal with the symphonies of Jacksonville and Charleston. Gordon spent the summer of 2019 playing Second Bassoon with the Breckenridge Music Festival, and has previously attended festivals including the Verbier Festival, Spoleto Festival USA and the National Repertory Orchestra. He received an MM from Rice University, where he studied with Ben Kamins, and both a BM and BA from Oberlin College and Conservatory where he studied with George Sakakeeny.