Professor of Music, Director
D.M.A. in Composition, Boston University
Composition studies with Lukas Foss and Steven Albert.
M.A. in Composition, Eastman School of Music
Composition studies with Joseph Schwantner and Samuel Adler.
Theoretical studies with Robert Morris.
B.M. in Composition, Ithaca College
Composition studies with Karel Husa and Dana Wilson.
He earned a B.S. in Composition from Ithaca College, an M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, and a D.M.A. in Composition from Boston University. His teachers have included Pulitzer Prize winners including Karel Husa, Joseph Schwantner, and Stephen Albert.
Johnson is a published author and recognized expert in his field. His first two books drew upon set theory and graph theory from mathematics to develop compositional possibilities in music. His more recent scholarship, resulting in publication of two additional books, explores historical features of performance practice. Johnson reviews classic music for the Stamford Advocate and the Hartford Courant and serves on the Board of the Bridgeport Symphony.
- Professor of Music
- Director, Music Program (1998-Present)
- Director of First Year Seminar and Capstone Seminar
- Distinguished Teacher of the Year 2003