Keith Johnson Cause of Death | Passed Away | Obituary | Died | Funeral Plans – The family of Keith Johnson has announced the passing away of their beloved one. He died on July 30, 2020.
University of North Texas Trumpet Studio has announced the passing of Emeritus Professor Keith Johnson via a statement posted online;
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Keith Johnson, Emeritus Professor of Trumpet in the College of Music at the University of North Texas. He leaves behind a great legacy and we will honor him at UNT when the time becomes safe to do so again.
His family has asked for memorials be sent to the UNT College of Music Keith Johnson Graduate Trumpet Endowment Fund; the New Hampshire Music Festival , PO Box 64 , Plymouth, NH 03264; or to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. 1200 North Elm, Denton, Tx 76201.
Keith Johnson, Professor of Trumpet in the College of Music at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas was awarded the title of Regents Professor in 1996. He was named a University Distinguished Professor of Teaching in the fall of 2011. Prior to UNT, he was Professor of Trumpet at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He performed with the Dallas Opera, the Fort Worth Symphony, the New Hampshire Music Festival and the Sundance Brass Quintet. He played Baroque trumpet with the Dalls Bach Society, Fort Worth Early Music, the Orchestra of New Spain, the Texas Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, the San Francisco Bach Choir and Orchestra, Texas Camerata and the New York Baroque Orchestra. He also performed with the symphony 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 (Mexico City).
He presented clinics and recitals at more than seventy-five universities and conservatories throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Italy, England, The Netherlands, Australia, Brazil and South Africa, and had been a featured clinician at The International Trumpet Guild Conferences on numerous occasions.
He is the author of two highly acclaimed books, The Art of Trumpet Playing (Iowa State University Press/Gore Publications) and Brass Performance and Pedagogy (Prentice-Hall), and published more than forty articles on brass playing as well as a method book entitled Developing the Upper Register.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild, and for eight years was music review editor for the International Trumpet Guild Journal. His students hold playing and teaching positions in orchestras, bands and universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Sweden, South Africa, Italy, England, France, Spain, Germany and Romania.
He was selected by the International Trumpet Guild to receive the Award of Merit for service to the trumpet profession at the ITG Convention in 2012, and in the summer of 2013 was presented a Distinguished Service Award by the New Hampshire Music Festival for fifty years of service as co-principal trumpet of the Festival Orchestra.
He was a graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Illinois. His teachers included William Scarlato (Shreveport Symphony), John Haynie (University of North Texas), Haskell Sexton (University of Illinois), Vincent Cichowicz (Chicago Symphony), Armando Ghitalla (Boston Symphony) and Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony).
Keith Johnson has passed away. we got to know about this through the news posted across social medias earlier today.
For every start of a journey, there must be an end. His journey has sadly come to an end on earth.
Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of his death was announced.
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