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Born: 1973 Scottsboro, AL
Classical Tuba NY Philharmonic, Julliard School
Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame
POSITION/INSTRUMENT(s): Principal Tuba
LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA MEMBER SINCE: 2001
HOMETOWN: Scottsboro, Alabama
COLLEGE(s) ATTENDED: Juilliard School, Depaul University, San Francisco Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Tennessee Technological University
COLLEGE MAJOR(s): Music Performance
PRIVATE TEACHERS: Floyd Cooley, Warren Deck, Toby Hanks, R. Winston Morris
HOBBIES: swimming, cooking, and home improvement
FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST(s)/GROUP(s): Tool, Clutch, Mnozil Brass, German Brass, New Orleans Night Crawlers, Bonarama
FAVORITE COMPOSER(s): Hindemith, Bruckner, Mahler
MOST INTERESTING ASPECT(s) OF BEING A MUSICIAN: The variety of things I get to do, i.e., teaching, playing, and mentoring young musicians is the best.
ADVICE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS: Have fun!
Daryl Johnson (tuba) joined the Louisville Orchestra as principal tuba in 2001. Born in Scottsboro, AL, Mr. Johnson holds a Professional Studies Certificate from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Warren Deck of the New York Philharmonic, and a Masters of Music Degree from DePaul University in Chicago with Floyd Cooley of the San Francisco Symphony. While in school Mr. Johnson had the opportunity to perform with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.