Adam Johnson

Trombone Artist

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Second Trombonist, Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350-E
  • Bell: 336CFB
  • Slide: TBC
  • Tuning Slide: Rose
  • Leadpipe: Custom

Artist Comments

"My custom Edwards trombone is the most consistent, resonant instrument I've ever played. Throughout the dynamic spectrum and across all ranges the sound is pure and the response is flawless. The pros at Edwards are very knowledgeable and they fit my trombone to my exact preferences. I whole-heartedly recommend Edwards instruments to anyone who is serious about reaching their full potential as a trombonist."

Adam Johnson is currently the second trombonist in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (Indiana). He has performed with many other orchestras including substitute work in the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras. He holds degrees in music from Yale University and Ball State University. His primary teachers include Scott Hartman and Peter Ellefson. Adam was selected as a participant in the 2007 Alessi Seminar and then again as a Fellow in 2011. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and he currently teaches low brass students in the Fort Wayne area. Adam has played Edwards trombones exclusively since 2008.

Latest Blog Post

2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26.┬áThis four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Russell McKinney

"The ease of playing my Edwards bass trombone has allowed me to focus on the music and my growth as a musician. It has the most even response and the widest range of color for me to call upon of any instrument I have ever played. Whether I am playing solos or playing in the orchestra, it is the instrument of choice for me."

Russell McKinney
Bass Trombonist, Utah Symphony Orchestra
Director of Low Brass Studies, Horne School of Music at Snow College
Assistant Lecturer of Bass Trombone, Brigham Young University
Music Director, First Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City