Known for imaginative programming and sold - out performances, Hustis has been overseeing the Festival's programming and artists since 2007. In fact, Hustis launched the Music in the Mountains chamber music series in 1997 and has been a distinguished horn player in the festival's orchestra since 1988. For the past 37 years, he also has been principal horn with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and previously was the principal horn of the Hamilton Philharmonic in Ontario, Canada. In addition, he is an outstanding member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
. As an internationally known soloist, chamber music player, and recording artist, he has appeared internationally and often performs with Bravo! Vail, Sarasota Music Festival, and the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. Hustis is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and teaches horn at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.