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Welcome to Trumpet Teacher Talk, a podcast about the trumpet, teaching trumpet and trumpet teachers, where we talk with the greatest teachers of the instrument about what they do and how they do it!

Mar 18, 2017

Episode 44: Practicing What You Preach - A conversation with Jim Johnson

Dr. 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 the 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 Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL), Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA), and Sinfonia Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra (Destin, FL). Dr. Johnson 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 Lichtenberg, Germany