Meet the Musicians

Skyler Johnson

Bass Trombone

Skyler Johnson

biography

Skyler Johnson is currently the bass trombonist of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his position with the Spokane Symphony, he served as a member of the Quad City Symphony, the Peoria Symphony, the Dubuque Symphony, and the Battle Creek Symphony. Since the Summer of 2011, Skyler has served as the bass trombonist of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra under the baton of Corrado Rovaris in Fayetteville, AR. He has also performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and the Oregon Symphony.

As a chamber musician, Skyler is a member of the Spokane Brass Quintet. He was also a founding member of the V3NTO Brass Trio and was a member from 2010-2016. You can hear the trio on their album, S.O.S. 

Skyler is currently Adjunct Professor of Tuba & Euphonium at Eastern Washington University, Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Spokane Falls Community College, and Lecturer of Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone at the University of Idaho.. Prior to his positions at EWU and SFCC, he served as Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL. Skyler has held masterclasses and lectures at the University of Oregon, Washington State University, Vandercook College of Music, Lawrence University, and Southwestern University.  

Skyler received a Bachelor's of Music Degree in Euphonium Performance from the University of Oregon and a Master's of Music Degree in Bass Trombone Performance from DePaul University. His primary teachers include Michael Grose, Dan Satterwhite, Mark Fisher, and Charles Vernon.

When he's not playing with the Symphony, Skyler enjoys barbecue, beer, and backpacking. Skyler lives with his wife Heather, a flutist, and their two cats Murphy and Lily, and their dog, Darby.

 

 

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