Canadian hornist Dr. Kiirsi Maunula Johnson teaches at the University of Akron and The College of Wooster. An avid chamber musician, she is a co-founder of Conspiratus Brass. In the promotion and commission of works by contemporary North American composers for trumpet, horn, and piano. Together they have commissioned more than a quarter of the repertoire for this instrumentation. A regular soloist and guest clinician, Kiirsi was recently featured in the premiere of Michael Conway Baker’s Remembrances for brass ensemble at Memorial University. Kiirsi previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Horn at the Crane School of Music (SUNY, Potsdam), where she performed with the Potsdam Brass Quintet. She holds degrees from Florida State University, University of Cincinnati (CCM) and Western University.