Lecturer of Organ
Dr. Edie Johnson, Organist and Music Associate at Church Street United Methodist Church, teaches organ and related courses. Previously, she served as Assistant Organist/Choir Director at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Seminary Organist and Affiliate Professor of Church Music at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. She has also taught at Taylor University and Indiana University.
Dr. Johnson has won prizes in many organ performance competitions including first place in the John Rodland organ and church music scholarship competition. She has performed for national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Organ Historical Society and the National General Assembly of the Disciples of Christ Church. Several of her performances have been broadcast on American Public Media's Pipedreams.
A particular interest is the use of mental imagery and rehearsal in music learning, teaching and performing. Dr. Johnson has given many presentations to universities, chapters of the American Guild of Organists and to the Association of Anglican Musicians based on her doctoral paper that discusses techniques to optimize practice sessions and relieve performance anxieties.
- Doctor of Music, Organ Performance and Literature, Indiana University 2003
- Master of Music, Organ Performance, Indiana University, 1998
- Furman University, Magna cum laude, Organ Performance, 1996