JOHNSON, DAVID W. K. (b. 1975)

Composer David Wayne Kim Johnson was born in Seoul, South Korea, on July 28, 1975. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and received his bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point where he studied composition with Dr. Charles Rochester Young. Currently, Mr. Johnson is the Director of Instrumental Music in the School District of Williams Bay, Wisconsin. He has held teaching positions with the Auburndale, WI School District and was formerly a brass instructor for the Wausau (Wisconsin) Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Johnson remains active as a trombone player in several community ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area including The Swing Doctors Jazz Big Band, The Central Wisconsin Jazz Orchestra, The Wausau Symphony Band and Jazz Band, and on occasion, serves as a trombonist for the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. He has also sung bass voice with the Monteverdi Master Chorale. David W. K. Johnson holds memberships with the National Band Association, MENC, the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, the Wisconsin Youth Band Directors Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is also included in the 9th Edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. He currently resides in Machesney Park, Illinois with his wife, Sara and son, Owen.