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Jason Johnston

Recently appointed Horn Professor at the University of Wyoming, Jason is currently Associate Principal Horn for the Fort Collins Symphony, Opera Fort Collins and the Canyon Concert Ballet. He is Acting Assistant Utility Horn for the Cheyenne Symphony, 2nd horn for the Emerald City Opera and also the Principal Horn of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra. He appeared as a soloist with the Steamboat Symphony performing Mozart's Secon Concerto for Horn and Orchestra where, "The soloist, Jason Johnston, performed splendidly." Steamboat Pilot. Jason is also a Principal Player (Horn) with a national touring ensemble the Apollo Chamber Brass, hornist with the Steamboat Winds, Rocky Ridge Wind Quintet, and Elevenet Jazz Ensemble, an ensemble with which he had the fantastic opportunity to take part as a performer/clinician at the 2008 International Association of Jazz Educators conference in Toronto, Canada.

Jason has also performed with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic as Principal Horn and other capacities, the Omaha Symphony as Principal Horn and other capacities, the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Orchestra, the Denver Brass, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, San Juan Symphony, Longmont Symphony, Front Range Chamber Players, Northern Colorado Opera Orchestra and the Rocky Mountain Horn Ensemble. Jason can be heard on the commercially available recordings, "IN A WORLD..." on the Goes to Eleven label and with the Wil Swindler's Elevenet on the Origin Records label.

Jason has been teaching in the Colorado Front Range for 11 years and currently maintains a strong private studio of students who regularly attend All-State Orchestra, All-State Band, Collegiate Honor Bands, and various District Honor Bands. Jason has students attending Universities all over the country including the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music and the YouTube Symphony in Sydney, Australia. Jason coaches/teaches individual lessons and small chamber ensembles at the Rocky Ridge Music Conservatory and works closely as a section coach with several Front Range high schools. He has also had the opportunity to present a lecture about Horn Pedagogy at the Colorado Bandmasters Association Convention in Greenwood Village, CO.

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