Anita Cocker Hunt is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music in trumpet degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has held positions as high school band and orchestra director in the Cleveland area, as private trumpet instructor at the Cleveland Music School Settlement, and was a member of the Cleveland Women's Symphony Orchestra.
Anita returned to Cincinnati to serve as Divisional Music Director for the Salvation Army in Southwest Ohio and Northeast Kentucky before leaving in 1997 to go back to public education. Since returning to Cincinnati, she has earned her Master of Music degree in Instrumental Wind Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has served as director of bands in the Pendleton County, Kentucky School System, and is presently a sales representative for Buddy Roger's Music.
She keeps active with guest conducting and instructing at various music camps. Anita is director of the Cincinnati Brass Band, and presently serves on the Board of Directors of both the band and the North American Brass Band Association.