David Harned Johnson

David Johnson is a composer and violinist currently teaching at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. He has taught at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and Mercer University's Townsend School of Music in Macon, Georgia, where he was chair of theory and composition as well as concertmaster of the Macon Symphony Orchestra.

Born and raised in California's High Desert, he completed a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and composition at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. At Yale, he earned an MM in composition, and went on to receive a DM in composition from Indiana University.

Some of David's recent commissions have included an oboe piece for the 36th annual conference of the International Double Reed Society, a concert overture celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Macon Symphony, and a piano trio for the Rothko Trio. Recently, his Overture XX was performed by the University of Arizona Philharmonic, the Lake Union Civic Orchestra in Seattle, Washington, and the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra.


A Winter Rhapsody
for flute and piano
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Envy's Stinging
for large orchestra
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Additional clips:

Saturnalia - New!
for large orchestra

Violin Sonata - New!
1 Andante con moto
2 Allegro vivace e scherzando
3 Molto sostenuto
4 Allegro e molto leggiero

Envy's Stinging
for large orchestra

Jerusalem Trilogy
for SATB chorus a cappella - 1st mvt

for string orchestra

Overture XX
for large orchestra

more music
perusal scores available upon request.

David's new album,
Glances from a Two-Gallon Aquarium,
now available from iTunes.

Contact David Johnson:

(478) 319-0592

johnson dot david dot harned
gmail dot com