Tim Johnson earned his M.A. in Music Education with an emphasis on violin performance at California State University-Fresno, and a B.A. in Business Management - and management of music artists - from St Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. Johnson studied violin performance and music theory with Betty Iacovetti for many years, attended Bob Jones University in Greenville SC, and performed with both the Fresno Philharmonic and the Sequoia Symphony. Johnson has directed orchestra in both public and private schools at the secondary and community college levels including Monte Vista Christian School and Merced Community College.
From 2000-2007, Johnson was the fiddler for the “Sons of the San Joaquin” and was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame. In 2006, he founded and directed the Merced Community College Chamber Orchestra and was voted instrumentalist of the year by the Western Music Association. Johnson is also an experienced church music director/arranger, studio musician, and songwriter with five studio albums to his credit. Currently, Johnson maintains a private instruction studio and is also the mariachi, guitar, and orchestra instructor for the Farmersville Unified School District.