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Keith Johnson (1942-2020) was a retired Regents Professor of trumpet in the UNT College of Music. A native of Center, Texas, Johnson earned his bachelor's degree at UNT, and a master's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty at UNT, he served on the faculty of the University of Northern Iowa. Johnson's book The Art of Trumpet Playing sold widely and is held by over 400 libraries.
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The collection consists of two boxes of personal papers from the career of Keith Johnson, including writings, correspondence, performance programs, and teaching materials.
Folders 1-16 were supplied to group loose materials. Folders 17 and up came with the donation.
Undated programs in back of folder.
Includes issues with writings by Johnson. Folder contains December 1975, August 1977, September 1978, and Winter/Spring 1994.
Includes issues with writings by or about Johnson. Folder contains September and December 1969, Spring 1971, Summer and Winter 1972, Summer 1974, and Summer 1975.
International Trumpet Guild. Folder contains Volume 4, number 3 (May 1978) and Volume 5, number 1 (October 1978).
Summer 1990 issue includes article "Keith Johnson on Monette Mouthpieces." Summer 1991 issue encloses price list as of March, 1991.
Spring 2002 issue of Counterpoint. Spring 2002 and Fall 2006 issues of The North Texan.
Includes spiral-bound score of Sam Melnick's "Zephyrus: The West Wind" in honor of Keith Johnson, and Bud Herseth lesson notes by Tim Kent.
Includes summaries of activities at the University of North Texas, and job placement of former students.
Handwritten notes including several days' activities and list of people met.
CVs, evaluations, activity reports, teaching philosophy statements.
Photocopy of published interview with Arnold Jacobs by Bill Russo
Photocopy of published article by Jim Doherty
Photocopy of published interview with Frank Crisafulli in The Instrumentalist, Volume 32, number 3, October 1977.
Two double-sided copies.
Photocopy of published article "How to Choose a Brass Instrument Mouthpiece" by Vincent Bach, in The Instrumentalist, January 1972.
Photocopy of published article "Artikulationsarten - die 'Bogenstriche des Trompeters'," by Timofej Doksidser, in an unidentified issue of Brass Bulletin. The article appears with parallel translations in French, German, and English.
Photocopy of "Caruso Method: Long Setting And Its Advantages."
Photocopy of published article "Dexterity" by Christopher Leuba, in WW-BP, May-June, 1978.
Photocopy of published article "Improvisation Through Guided Self-Study" by Robert E. Henry. April 1993, unidentified publication.
Photocopy of published article "Trumpet Pedal Tones: The Key To An Expanded Range" by Martin Berinbaum, in The Instrumentalist, March 1979.
Photocopy of published article "The Dynamics of Breathing," by Arnold Jacobs and David Cugell, M.D., in The Instrumentalist, December 1983. Also in folder: "A Good Sound," by Louis Maggio.
"Breathing Exercises," by Jon E. Hansen.
"Breathing Exercises," by G. Hallberg.
Photocopy of five typed pages.
Two photocopies of single typed page.
Photocopy of published article "Wind and Song," by Arnold Jacobs, in The Instrumentalist, November 1991.
Stapled packet of photocopies of multiple articles related to dental issues in trumpet playing.
Photocopy of published article "The Evolution of the Chicago Symphony Brass Sound: A roundtable discussion with Adolph Herseth, Arnold Jacobs, and Philip Farkas, moderated by Harvey Philips," in the Instrumentalist (issue not identified).
Photocopy of "Arnold Jacobs (Chicago, December 3, 1979): Interview with Roger Bobo," in Brass Bulletin 33 and 34, 1981. Parallel translations in French, German, and English.
Multiple copies and overhead projector transparency.
Large, green University of North Texas binder. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, performance programs, and correspondence. Two compact discs enclosed: G.F. Handel: Israel in Egypt, conducted by Graeme Jenkins; Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Calling - Christmas at the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas (Pro Organo CD 7135).
"Quals - as of March 4, 2014."
Burgundy binder. Scrapbook of newspapers, correspondence, UNT publications, and loose photos.
Many loose materials. Newspapers, correspondence, compact disc, "Franz Merrill funeral."
Includes Johnson's faculty evaluation materials.