The 46th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk • San Antonio, Texas
Session: Introduction to Mariachi Trumpet Pedagogy and Style
Elliott Johnston is a pioneer in the field of mariachi education. Elliott and his wife, Alejandra Johnston, are the founders of Mariachi Education Press LLC and their Mariachi Trumpet Methods, written in collaboration with Agustín Sandoval, have garnered international acclaim from performers, educators, and composers, such as; Eric Aubier, Fabio Brum, Stephen Burns, Pacho Flores, Stanley Friedman, Paul Merkelo, and Tony Plog. Their next project, the International Journal of Mariachi Education and Performance will be released in May, 2021, as a free bilingual resource. Elliott Johnston earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from Texas Christian University and Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from Southern Methodist University, where he studied under Tom Booth and Ryan Anthony. Elliott and his wife reside in Houston, Texas, where they teach mariachi music at the elementary level in Aldine ISD.