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Katie JohnsonKatie Johnson-Webb

Associate Professor of Horn
Hired: 2013

University of Tennessee
School of Music
305 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Horn Studio Website

Katie Johnson-Webb is the Associate Professor of Horn at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She excels as a flexible, thoughtful, and active performer of solo repertoire, chamber music, and orchestral literature. Katie frequently performs with the Knoxville Symphony and other regional ensembles. In past years, Katie was selected to perform with the Aspen Summer Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival in Kent, Ohio, and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Katie has been heard in recital at the 2018 International Horn Symposium at Ball State University, the 2016 International Horn Symposium at Ithaca College, and the 2015 International Horn Symposium at the Colburn School. Additionally, Katie has given recitals and masterclasses at universities across the United States and Canada. In May 2020, Katie released her first CD, La Loba, on the Summit Brass label with pianist, Kirstin Ihde. La Loba received the third prize award in the American Prize Competition and third prize in the Ernst Bacon Award for American Music Competition.

As an active chamber musician, Katie is a member of the Tennessee Brass Quintet and a founding member of the Cobalt Horn Quartet, winners of the 2018 International Horn Society Horn Quartet Competition – Professional Division.

Katie 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, she worked closely with Professor Douglas Hill as a Bolz Fellow. In 2018, she was awarded a grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation to collaborate with Norwegian hornist and pedagogue, Frøydis Ree Wekre in Oslo, Norway. Katie completed her undergraduate studies in music and political science at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

  • D.M.A in Horn Performance - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012)
  • M.M. in Horn Performance - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)
  • B.A. in Music and Political Science - Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana (2007)

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