Dr. Katie Johnson is the Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She excels as a flexible, thoughtful, and active performer of chamber music, solo repertoire, and orchestral literature. In past years, Dr. Johnson has been selected to attend the Aspen Summer Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival in Kent, Ohio, and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.
As a soloist, Katie took first place in the horn division of the Susan Slaughter Solo Brass Competition in 2012. Katie was invited to give a solo recital at the 2015 International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles, CA. She also recently performed Dana Wilson's Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble with the University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble and presented a lecture on incorporating ear training in private teaching at the 2015 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Johnson completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 under the direction of Professor Emeritus Douglas Hill and Professor Daniel Grabois. While completing the Master of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Katie worked closely with Professor Douglas Hill as a Bolz Fellow. Katie completed her undergraduate studies in music and political science at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.