Darryl Johnson II

From Wind Repertory Project
Darryl Johnson II


Darryl Johnson II (b. 1984, Calif.) is an American composer.

An early interest in music led Mr. Johnson to study several instruments as well as music theory, composition, and orchestration. A lengthy background in music transcription and arranging has fostered a growing interest in diverse musical styles, yielding a fresh, personal style that comprises a patchwork of music old, new, popular, and traditional.

Today his primary interests involve bringing new music to performing groups that strikes the delicate but crucial balance necessary for music that is constructive and fulfilling for both musicians and listeners. Descriptions of his works have ranged from "fun and catchy", to "deep and powerful", to "rich and beautiful". Consequently, his music has been heard in the concert hall, on the marching band field, and within the vast world of multimedia.

As a composer, clinician, and speaker, Darryl Johnson II deals with an array of issues surrounding the field of music and its industry with the primary purpose of communicating the benefit, necessity, and sheer power of meaningful art.

Works for Winds


  • Darryl Johnson II website Accessed 31 July 2019
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 367.