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Hunter McRae

Lanier Middle School
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Hunter McRae began teaching in 1999. He attended the University of Georgia for his Bachelors degree in music education, and he earned his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Walden University. Mr. McRae began his teaching career in Houston, TX. Since that time, Mr. McRae has taught at Collins Hill High School, North Gwinnett High School and Lanier Middle School.

Mr. McRae has been an active percussion educator throughout his teaching career. Prior to teaching in public schools, he was both a member and an instructor of the nationally recognized Santa Clara Vanguard drum and bugle corps. He has also been a clinician, arranger and adjudicator for percussion programs in Georgia, Texas, and California. Mr. McRae has been the recipient of the NBA Citation of Excellence, and he has also been active in commissioning new music for percussion ensembles. Bands and percussion ensembles under Mr. McRae’s instruction have consistently earned superior ratings at contests and festivals and he is also an Educational Artist for Innovative Percussion.

Mr. McRae and his wife, Naomi, live in Gainesville, Ga with their two children Bella and Owen.