There are many things Marcus Hunley has accomplished as a musician. In 1994, Marcus Hunley was the first recipient of the Dick Charles Endowed Scholarship in Saxophone Studies at Michigan State University. Marcus Hunley performed in numerous top jazz and wind ensembles throughout college. Marcus Hunley then became an educator and was teaching award-winning band programs at several different schools. In his 10 years teaching in Texas, his ensembles always received high marks at competitions.