Johnson is a well-established teacher, composer and
choral conductor. Now living on Vancouver Island, she
received her initial musical training in her native
England where she studied piano, violin and flute, attaining
an A.R.C.M. in piano pedagogy. After emigrating to Canada
in 1972, she taught music at the secondary level in
the private school system, then returned to university,
studying conducting with George Corwin at the University
of Victoria where she completed her Bachelor of Music
degree. She then taught music in public elementary schools
in the Cowichan Valley from 1979 until her retirement
in June 2001.
directed choirs of all ages throughout her career and
continues to compose and arrange music for both the
Cowichan Valley Youth Choir, which she directs, and
for Concenti Singers, the adult choir which she has
co-directed with her husband, James L. Johnson since
it was established in 1983.
for Demand Music include music for both children's and
adult choirs. Earlier published works include: "My
Magic World” - Gordon V. Thompson Music,
and "Spirit Bear”
with lyrics by George Robson - Rhythmic Trident Music.
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