Larry Johnson

Director & French Horn Instructor


Larry Johnson is currently Instructor of Horn at Oregon State University and Staff Conductor for the Portland Youth Philharmonic conducting the Wind Ensemble and the Conservatory Orchestra. He has been Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Hungarica in Germany and Asstistant Principal Horn of the Oregon Symphony, and he plays regularly in the Seattle Opera’s production of Wagner’s “Ring Cycle”.

Mr. Johnson has taught at Portland State University, Mt. Hood Community College., Clackamas Community College, and Lewis and Clark College. He has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Portland Opera, Oregon Bach Festival, Cascade Music Festival, and Oregon Coast Music Festival.

His chamber music credits include: Pioneer Brass, Woodwind Conspiracy, Portland Brass, Ensemble Viento, and Chamber Music Northwest. Mr. Johnson has many recording credits to his name with some of the aforementioned groups and has taken part on numerous movie score, video game, and television recordings.