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Dr. Jaclyn JohnsonDr. Jaclyn M. Johnson

Assistant Professor/Associate Director of Choral Activities
Hired: 2015
Tenure track

University of Tennessee
School of Music
214 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Phone: 865-974-8608
Choral Studies website

Often described as an “energetic little firecracker” on stage, Dr. Jaclyn M. Johnson has made it her life goal to share her passion for music with ensembles and audiences around the world. Johnson is the current Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Before completing her doctoral degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Michigan, she had a thriving career as a high school choral educator for eight years.

Ensembles under her direction received numerous honors and awards, including performances at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference (2011), Western Division Conference (2010), and Central Division Conference (2014). Her choirs have toured domestically and internationally to such destinations as San Francisco, New York, New Orleans, Canada, and Italy. Other conducting experiences include: Assistant Conductor for the Long Beach Camerata Singers, Co-Director of the Arrowbear Summer Music Choral Camp, and collegiate choral and orchestral ensembles including the University of Michigan Women’s Glee Club, Orpheus Singers, Arts Chorale, and Michigan Pops orchestra.

In 2014, Dr. Johnson represented the United States as an International Exchange Conductor to China. Her own vocal performance career has taken her to Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, Bratislava, Canada, China, Hawaii, Chicago, New York, New Zealand, and Australia. Johnson earned a Master of Music degree in Conducting at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach, California, and a Master of Art in Teaching, Bachelor of Music in Conducting, and Bachelor of Music Education degree from Chapman University.

  • D.M.A. in Choral Conducting - University of Michigan (2015)
  • M.A. in Teaching - Chapman University (2013)
  • M.M. in Choral Conducting - California State University, Long Beach (2011)
  • B.M. in Choral Conducting - Chapman University (2004)
  • B.M. in Music Education - Chapman University (2004)
  • 2004-2006 Sante Fe High School, CA
  • 2006-2012 Murrieta Valley High School, CA

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