Daniel C. Johnson
Cultural Arts Building 1056
Hours: By Appointment
M - F: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Music Education, Tuba/Euphonium Performance, and Music Technology
Daniel C. Johnson, Ph.D., graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona. His primary areas of concentration were music cognition, critical thinking, music listening, and educational psychology during his doctoral studies in music education. He earned his Graduate Diploma magna cum laude from the New England Conservatory of Music and his Master’s degree magna cum lade from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music while studying tuba and euphonium with members of the Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, and New York City Ballet Orchestras. He received his Bachelor’s Degree magna cum laude from Emory University with majors in Music and Chemistry.
Dr. Johnson is a certified Orff Schulwerk instructor and multi-instrumentalist with over twenty years of teaching experience. He regularly presents teacher-training workshops and courses both in the United States and internationally. Formerly on the faculty at Keene State College and Franklin Pierce College, Dr. Johnson also taught general, choral, and instrumental music at Community Music of New England, the Keene (NH) Institute of Music and Related Arts, the Brattleboro (VT) School of Music, the Hampshire Country School, and New Boston Central School, a HOTS (Higher-Order Thinking Skills) school and recipient of the School of Excellence Award.
A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Dr. Johnson has presented sessions in: China, Italy, Malaysia, Australia, Spain, Greece, England, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States for organizations including the International Society for Music Education (ISME), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), the College Music Society (CMS), the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA), and the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). He has published articles in: The Journal of Research in Music Education, The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, The International Journal of the Humanities, The International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal, The Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, The Kodály Envoy, The Kindermusik Educators Journal, The Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association Journal, The Queensland Kodály News, and on-line at Musicstaff.com.
His research and outreach projects have received grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. The fifth edition of his textbook, Musical Explorations: Fundamentals Through Experience, is published by Kendall-Hunt. Dr. Johnson serves on the national Alliance or Active Music Making. He was elected as Music Education Representative for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the College Music Society. He has also served as the Chair of the Higher Education Committee for the North Carolina Music Educators' Association.
As a performer, Dr. Johnson is the principal tubist of the Long Bay Symphony, and has performed with many other groups including the Carolina Brass, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, and the UNCW Faculty Brass Quintet. He has also appeared with the Moody Blues, the Tams, Billy Scott, and Craig Willard. He has also performed as a soloist with the St. Louis Community Band, and the Laney High School and South Brunswick High School Bands. With the Conservatory Brass Quintet, Dr. Johnson won second place in the 1989 Keystone Brass Institute Competition and premiered several unpublished works for brass quintet. As a member of the NC School of the Arts International Festival Orchestra, Dr. Johnson toured Italy, Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland. His performing experience also includes appearances with ensembles in Mexico, Europe, and the United States with the New Hampshire Philharmonic, St. Louis Philharmonic, New Bedford Philharmonic, and the Keene (NH) Chamber Orchestra, as well as with numerous brass quintets.
See also these @UNCW articles from UNCW Faculty and Staff News about Dr. Johnson's professional projects: