Mr. Gunter is currently Instructor of Theory and Ear-Training at Texas Christian University. He is also a clarinet and saxophone private instructor for the TCU Preparatory Division, Birdville ISD, and Keller ISD. He previously served as Assistant Director of Bands at Smithfield Middle School in the Birdville ISD where he taught all the beginning woodwinds and assisted with the concert bands. He has served as adjudicator for all levels of contests and auditions, including TMEA region auditions for middle and high school, All-State Jazz saxophone auditions, concerto competitions, solo contests, and the TCU Jazz Festival. He holds both a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's degree in Music Theory/Composition from TCU.
An active composer, arranger, and songwriter, his list of performed compositions include popular songs, works for chamber groups, string quartets, and jazz combos. His 1994 country song, "Don't Leave That Memory Here" was nominated for the song of the year for the metroplex CMA. His list of performed arrangements include Big-Band instrumentals and vocals, arrangements for jazz combo, rock band, church orchestra, and marching band. In addition to teaching, Mr. Gunter maintains an active schedule in the DFW area as a professional musician and band leader with his own variety band, Trey & the Tritones. He has shared the stage with jazz artists such as Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Tony Campisi, and film composer Patrick Williams as well as country music legends Eddy Raven and Marty Stuart. You may visit Mr. Gunter's band on the web at www.tritones.com.
BME- Texas Christian University
MM- Texas Christian University