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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506


Jim Johnson

Trumpet, Introduction to Music

223 McCain Auditorium 

Jim JohnsonJim Johnson grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Penn. He recently finished his Doctorate Degree in trumpet performance from Florida State University (2016), where he studied with Dr. Christopher Moore. He received a music education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, studying with Dr. Kevin Eisensmith and his Masters Degree in trumpet performance from Kansas State University, studying with Dr. Gary Mortenson.

James has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL), Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA), and Sinfonia Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra (Destin, FL). Jim was a semi-finalist at the National Trumpet Competition in both the Graduate Solo Division and the Trumpet Ensemble Division.

He is also an accomplished arranger as well, having his music performed at the National Trumpet Competition, the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Conference, and at the Haus Marteau Brass Chamber Workshop in Lictenburg, Germany.

Listen to Jim Johnson play the first movement of the Tartini Trumpet Concerto.

Jim Johnson playing Alexander Goedicke's "Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra" at the 2014 National Trumpet Competition Graduate Division Semi-Finals