Daniel Johnson – Assistant Music Director

Daniel Johnson is pursuing the Master of Music in Wind Conducting degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  As an Associate Instructor, Daniel assists with all ensembles in the IU Department of Bands and studies conducting with Dr. Rodney Dorsey.  Additionally, Daniel assists with courses in undergraduate conducting, marching band techniques, and serves as an Assistant Conductor with the IU Brass Choir under the direction of Dr. Demondrae Thurman.

Previously, Daniel was the Director of Bands at James Monroe High School of Virginia. At JM, Daniel led the Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensembles, and taught courses in Music Theory, Music History, Piano, and Adaptive Music. Daniel also served as the District Itinerant Band Director for the Fayette County Public Schools of Kentucky. 

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Music-Music Education degree from the University of Kentucky where he was a tuba student of Dr. Skip Gray and conducting student of Scott-Lee Atchison. During this time, Daniel served on the faculty of Lexington’s Central Music Academy and as Assistant Conductor of Lexington’s New Horizons Concert Band. 

Daniel has participated in and received fellowships to conducting workshops hosted by Northwestern University, Michigan State University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Minnesota, and Virginia Tech.  Daniel is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Band Association.  Daniel lives in Bloomington with his beautiful wife, Erin, and their energetic Catahoula Leopard Dog, Poppy.