Faculty Brass

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Affiliate Artist

office: MSM 315
office phone: (713)743-3331
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017

Robert Johnson is the Associate Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.  Before joining the HSO in 2012, he was Assistant Principal/Utility Horn of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, Principal Horn of both the Dayton Philharmonic and Richmond Symphony, Fourth Horn of the Honolulu Symphony, and a member of the New World Symphony. Johnson has performed with the IRIS Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and San Antonio Symphony. He has performed as a Concerto Soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic, New World Symphony, and at the Chicago Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

His students have been accepted into Interlochen Arts Camp and Academy, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States, and Yamaha’s Young Performing Artist Program. University acceptances have included Carnegie Mellon University, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, New England Conservatory, Northwestern University, Oberlin, Rice University, Roosevelt University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

In summers, Johnson has performed with the Aspen Music Festival, Cascade Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Strings Music Festival, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Tanglewood Music Festival as well as the Perlman Music Program in both Shelter Island, NY and Sarasota, FL.  He is also a faculty member at the Texas Music Festival.  

A graduate of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Johnson was a student of William VerMeulen.