Derek A. Johnson, flutist and arts executive
 

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Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

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"I Just Wanna Play!" Thursdays: Derek A. Johnson, flutist and arts executive
The NYFC's November "I Just Wanna Play!": Demographic shifts in American symphony orchestra programming
Virtual event; admission/access is free. Zoom link here.
 

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Virtual event; admission/access is free. Zoom link here.

Derek A. Johnson, flutist and arts executive

The November installment of the NYFC’s “I Just Wanna Play!” series focuses on the demographic shifts in the composers being programmed by American symphony orchestras.

Play-along materials: Wild Rose pdf, Wild Rose mp3 , Swinging Shepherd pdf, Swinging Shepherd wma

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A performing arts enthusiast, Derek A. Johnson serves as vice president of marketing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where he provides marketing strategy oversight for the Center’s 2,000-plus annual programs and performances, which include the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary Music, Fortas Chamber Music, theater, comedy, dance, and education. In this role, Derek has the great fortune of building and exposing new audiences to the performing arts through the Center’s wide breadth of programming. Prior to joining the Kennedy Center in 2015, Derek was employed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in progressive roles ranging from marketing and public relations Intern to senior marketing manager.

Outside of his work in arts administration, Derek is also a flutist. He currently performs with Category 5 Wind Ensemble and Anita’s Flutes. In addition to performing, Derek is a former teaching artist with the DC Youth Orchestra Program.

A lifelong resident of Maryland, and a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Derek serves on the board of trustees for One More Plate, Inc (OMP). OMP seeks to provide food security to those experiencing homelessness throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. Derek is also on the board of Phoenix International School of the Arts in Charles County, an arts and international-focused charter school.

 

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