Johanna Lundy is the Principal Horn of the Tucson Symphony, a position she has held since 2006. Her 2018 album Canyon Songs features an entire program of unaccompanied solo music, hailed by Gramophone as “simply breathtaking” and an “impressively virtuoso performance”. She is the founder and director of the Borderlands Ensemble, a horn and strings chamber group whose “vast talents illuminate the rich culture of the American Southwest with much intrigue” (Take Effect) and add “a most welcome addition to the catalogue” (Art Music Lounge). The ensemble recently released the album the space in which to see, presenting music by American and Mexican composers.
As a soloist and recitalist, Lundy has appeared as a guest artist with the Aspen Music Festival, Grand Canyon Music Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, St. Andrew’s Bach Society, and the Downtown Chamber Series (Phoenix). She has performed with orchestras across the United States, including The Florida Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Albany Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, and the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra. Lundy has received critical acclaim for her “robust sound” and her “extraordinary” performances.
emphasizes physical and mental wellness, orchestral audition preparation, and artist development. Students are encouraged to explore collaborations across disciplines, new methods for concert delivery, and community connections. Former students have gone on to varied careers in music and positions with professional orchestras and military bands. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory. Lundy serves as an Advisory Council member and the Treasurer of the International Horn Society.