Dana Johnson

Dana Johnson is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree as a student of Milan Vitek at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Ms. Johnson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and began her studies of violin at age four. In high school, she studied with Professor Aaron Berofsky at the University of Michigan and participated in numerous competitions. Ms. Johnson was concertmaster of her Grammy award-winning high school orchestra as a sophomore and was a member of the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra for two years. She has attended such festivals as the Litomysl Violin Masterclass (Czech Republic), the Bowdoin International Music Festival (Brunswick, Maine), and Le Domain Forget (Quebec). At Oberlin, Ms. Johnson has dedicated much of her time to new music, performing student compositions, being a part of Oberlin’s contemporary music ensembles, and as a member of a student-run contemporary music collective, Semble N. She has served as concertmaster of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra and will be leading a contemporary virtuoso violin octet in January on the Oberlin Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble tour to Chicago. In addition, Ms. Johnson has studied with New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Frank Huang, and has performed in masterclasses for Jinjoo Cho, the Punch Brothers and members of the Jupiter and Clader Quartets, among others.