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April 15 Event Features Distinguished Tuba and Trumpet Artists

BOILING SPRINGS, NC – The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts proudly presents a distinguished artist concert featuring Dr. Daniel Johnson, a master on the tuba, and Tim Hudson, a professor of trumpet at GWU.  Both Johnson and Hudson are Yamaha and Summit performing and recording artists. The event takes place Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium, located in Hamrick Hall.

Johnson serves as an associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, Mass.), the University of Arizona, Emory University – located in Atlanta, Ga., and the St. Louis (Mo.) Conservatory.

Johnson serves as principal tubist of the Long Bay Symphony, headquartered on the South Carolina coast. He is also a founding member of the North Carolina Tuba Consortium and presents regularly at state, national, and international conferences.  Johnson has also authored numerous articles for such publications as The International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal.  His research projects have received grant funding from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the N.C. Arts Council.

Hudson, a founding member of Carolina Brass, has taught at GWU since 2006. He is a graduate of Indiana University, New England Conservatory of Music, and UNC Greensboro.  He maintains an active performance schedule, playing an average of 250 jobs annually.  Performances include playing with Carolina Brass, the Opera Company of N.C., and the N.C. Symphony.  In the past, Hudson has backed up such pop and jazz artists as Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, and The Moody Blues.

More information about this concert and the Fine Arts Department are available at 704-406-4448.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.