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Musician 1st Class Seth S. Johnson,


MU1 Seth S. Johnson

Musician 1st Class Seth Johnson, from Orlando, Florida, joined the United States Navy Band in 2018. Prior to joining the Navy Band, he studied with Thomas Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, while doing graduate work at the University of Southern California. In his first semester, Johnson was awarded first prize in the brass division from the Pasadena Showcase Competition. While living in Los Angeles, he had the opportunity to perform under Michael Tilson Thomas and Gustavo Dudamel.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Johnson earned a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, in 2017. His primary teacher at FSU was Christopher Moore. While living in Tallahassee, Johnson performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast Symphony. He has participated in summer music festivals including the Bayview Music Festival, the Round Top Festival Institute and the Music Academy of the West.