Brian Johnston is an alumnus of The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (2010-2011). He performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from May 31 – June 3, 2018 as assistant principal trombone on Wagner’s Tannhauser and Die Meistersinger Overtures. Brian recently finished his Master’s degree in trombone performance at Roosevelt University studying with Jay Friedman and Reed Capshaw, and received his undergraduate degree from the Hartt School of Music studying with John Rojak. During his Master’s degree he was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, performed with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, and is the principal trombonist of the Logos Symphony Orchestra. He is also on faculty at the Logos School of Music where he teaches private tenor and bass trombone lessons, coaches the trombone ensemble, trombone quartet, and performs as a member of the faculty brass quintet. Brian’s time in MYO really helped project him towards these successes and he’s very thankful to have had the experience working with incredible colleagues and working under the baton of Maestro Phil Preddice.
Brian Johnston, Trombone
MYO Class of 2011