Keith Johnson – Trumpet

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is Regents Professor of Trumpet in the College of Music at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  Prior to this, he was Professor of Trumpet at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.  He performs with the Dallas Opera, the Fort Worth Symphony, the New Hampshire Music Festival and the Sundance Brass Quintet. He has played Baroque trumpet with the Dallas Bach Society, Fort Worth Early Music, the Orchestra of New Spain, the Texas Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, The Texas Camerata, the San Francisco Bach Choir and Orchestra and the New York Baroque Orchestra.  He has also performed with the orchestras of Dallas, Shreveport, Kansas City, Cape Town, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Mexico City Symphony, the Solistas de Mexico, and the Orchestra of the Mineria Festival.  He has presented clinics and recitals at more than seventy five universities throughout the United States, Canada, Holland, Mexico, Romania, Italy, England and South Africa, and he appears frequently as soloist with bands and orchestras throughout the US and overseas.  He has been a soloist and clinician at three International Trumpet Guild Conferences and five International Trumpet Seminars in Truro, England and Tuscany, Italy.

He has written more than thirty articles on brass playing as well as a trumpet method book entitled Developing the Upper Register. He is the author of two highly acclaimed books, The Art of Trumpet Playing (Iowa State University Press) and Brass Performance and Pedagogy (Prentice-Hall). He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild, and for eight years he was music review editor for the International Trumpet Guild Journal. His students hold playing and teaching positions in orchestras, bands and universities throughout the world.

He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Illinois.  His teachers have included William Scarlato, John Haynie, Haskell Sexton, Vincent Cichowicz, Armando Ghitalla and Arnold Jacobs.