Virtual Oboe Master Class with Geoffrey Johnson

October 22, 2020


A native of Houston, Texas, Geoffrey Johnson played as acting second oboist of Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 2014-2017. Prior to winning this position, Geoffrey completed a fellowship with Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he played both second oboe and English horn extensively for three seasons under Maestro Leonard Slatkin.  He can be heard playing second oboe on several DSO recordings, Tchaikovsky Complete Symphonies, Brahms Complete Symphonies, John Williams Concerti, Copland Symphony 3 and recently released Billy the Kid and Grogh Ballet. Geoffrey has also played with Chicago Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre, New Work Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, and soloed with Seraphic Fire.  He is an active chamber musician in the Detroit area and regularly performs with the Detroit Chamber Winds, Scarab Club Chamber Society, and with colleagues from the DSO and Michigan Opera Theatre.  Mr. Johnson can also be heard as oboe soloist on R&B artist Kem's Christmas album, 'What Christmas Means' and playing English horn and second oboe on Disney's The Lion King movie & soundtrack, released in 2019 and principal oboe on Spike Lee's newest film Da Five Bloods (2020).

Geoffrey Johnson holds a Masters in Music Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with renown oboist, John Mack, former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra and Frank Rosenwein, principal of the Cleveland Orchestra. He received his Bachelor degree in Music Performance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he studied with Dr. Doris DeLoach  and has also studied extensively with Elaine Douvas of Juilliard and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.


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