The son of two music educators, Byron Johns was born and raised in the Gulf Coast city of Venice, Florida. He earned degrees in horn performance and choral music education from the Florida State University as well as a masters degree in horn performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music. In September 2014, he was appointed to his current positon as second horn of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his time in Charlotte, he held positions with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rochester Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Like his parents, he has a passion for education and has held teaching positions with the Volusia County Public Schools and the Eastman Community Music School. When he is not performing or teaching, he enjoys fly-fishing, backpacking and spending time with his wife, Katy, and their two loyal canine friends.