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Hunter Somogie

Degrees & Studies

B.M., Crane School of Music


Classical Guitar

Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2018

Born In

Albany, NY

Performances & Distinctions

Guitarist-Composer Hunter Somogie has been making music since the age of ten. Beginning with clarinet, he then switched to guitar at 13. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music in May 2017 with a degree in Guitar Performance. After graduating, he attended the inaugural year of the guitar program at the Brevard Music Festival. Since then, Hunter has been teaching and performing in the New York City area, as well as premiering new music with the vocal group, Ös Ensemble. Hunter has studied guitar with masters Marcin Dylla, Martha Masters, Adam Holzman, Chris Stell, Alex Tsiboulski, and Doug Rubio.

Teaching Philosophy

“I believe a wholesome and holistic approach to education is the most beneficial for students and teachers alike. It is a teacher’s obligation to communicate musical thoughts to students by relating new ideas to familiar concepts. On top of musical and technical proficiency, I strive for my students to learn how to develop a strong work ethic.”