Eric A Johnson
Location: Illinois, USA
Eric A. Johnson D.M.A. is the Director of Choral Activities at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, where he directs the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, and teaches choral literature and conducting. He is also the Music Director of the Bach Chamber Choir and Orchestra based in Rockford, IL. Ensembles under his direction have performed at national and state MENC, NCCO, and ACDA conventions and appeared with many professional orchestras. Most recently, he conducted Haydn’s Theresienmesse at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center NYC. In June 2009, Dr. Johnson will be celebrating the release of his first published composition, Cuncti Simus Concanentes, for SATB choir which is being published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing. In spring 2007 Dr. Johnson served as a guest conductor of the Clare College Chapel Choir, Cambridge, England and worked with Sir John Tavener on a commissioned piece for the NIU Chamber Choir, There is No Rose, which was premiered December 2007. He has studied conducting with Helmut Rilling, Dennis Keene, Robert Fountain, and Weston Noble. Johnson has several articles published in the Choral Journal and has presented interest sessions at national, divisional, and state ACDA conventions. He is active nationally as a clinician, conductor and adjudicator and is Past-President of the Illinois-ACDA. He earned degrees from University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Luther College.