UW Choral Festival

UW Spring Choral Festival of Excellence
Dr. Eric Johnson, Guest Clinician
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Meany Hall, University of Washington Seattle Campus


  • On Stage Performance and Clinic with Eric Johnson, Professor of Choral Conducting at Northern Illinois University and director of Cor Cantiamo Chamber Choir (full bio below)
  • Off-Stage Clinics with the UW Choral Faculty
  • HD Video of your performance and clinic
  • HD Video feedback from each conductor
  • Written and verbal comments
  • Performances by UW Chamber Singers and University Chorale
  • Director’s luncheon with clinician and participating teachers

Cost $260*
*includes director’s luncheon
Apply by April 15, 2017
Email Dr. Geoffrey Boers for more details: boersg@uw.edu

Register via mail by downloading and filling out the flyer below:
Make Checks Payable to:
UW School of Music, c/o Geoffrey Boers
Box 353450
Seattle, WA 98195-3450

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ejohnsonEric A. Johnson D.M.A. is the Founding Artistic Director of Cor Cantiamo and Director of Choral Activities at Northern Illinois University. Ensembles under his direction have performed at multiple national and division conventions for the National Collegiate Choral Organization, American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference. He has served as a guest conductor at Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center (2013, 2009), toured internationally (England 2010 and 2006, Sweden and Denmark 2004, Poland 2002), and prepared choruses for collaborations with professional orchestras.

Internationally, Johnson has served as a guest conductor of the Clare College Chapel Choir (Cambridge, England), taught at Makumira University (Arusha, Tanzania), the Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (Natal, Brazil), and directed guest choral residencies at Canterbury and Worcester Cathedrals.  As the Artistic Director of Cor Cantiamo, Johnson has recorded commercial CDs released on Centaur Records and the Divine Arts record labels.  He has collaborated with many leading composers of our time including Morten Lauridsen, Libby Larsen, Sir John Tavener, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, James Whitbourn, Timothy Takach, and Stacey Gibbs.

Dr. Johnson has published music with Santa Barbara Music Publishing, served as a music editor for Earthsongs Publications, and has published articles in the Choral Journal.  He is active nationally as a clinician and guest conductor for high school and collegiate honor choirs, including Head Line Clinician for the Michigan ACDA state Conference, conductor for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Collegiate Honor Choir and the Wisconsin School Music Association Women’s All-State Choir.