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Meet Jim Johnson

Jim JohnsonDr. Jim Johnson grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Kansas State University, he earned his D.M. in Trumpet Performance from The Florida State University under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Moore, his M.M. in Trumpet Performance from Kansas State University with Dr. Gary Mortenson and his B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Kevin Eisensmith. As an active performer, Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Principal Trumpet of the Salina Symphony Orchestra in Salina, Kansas and performs with the Kansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet.  He has performed with the Fountain City Brass Band (Kansas City, MO), Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL), Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA), and Sinfonia Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra (Destin, FL). Dr. Johnson is also a founding member of Conspiratus Brass: a trumpet and horn duo with his wife. Dr. Johnson is also an accomplished arranger as well, having his music performed at the National Trumpet Competition, the William Adam International Trumpet Festival, the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Conference, and at the Haus Marteau Brass Chamber Workshop in Lichtenberg, Germany.


 Listen to Jim Johnson the 2nd movement from Neruda's Concerto in E-flat.

Listen to Jim Johnson play Eugene Bozza's Rustiques.

Listen to Jim Johnson play Peter Maxwell Davies' Farewell to Stromness.

Listen to Jim Johnson play the 3rd movement of Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat.

Listen to Jim Johnson play Handel's Eternal Source of Light Divine with special guest Dr. Craig Parker.