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
Over the course of his remarkable career, Dr. Johnson has distinguished himself as an exceptional teacher-educator, scholar, researcher, and author. Recognized by his peers for exemplary performance in teaching, research, and service, he is Professor of Music and Music Education at UNC Wilmington. A graduate of the New England Conservatory, the University of Arizona, the St. Louis Conservatory, and Emory University, he earned a Ph.D. in Music Education as well as the Graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree in Music Performance.
His music education scholarship includes many research publications in eminent journals including: The Journal of Research in Music Education, The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Visions of Research in Music Education, and Contributions to Music Education. His research and outreach projects are regularly funded by grants from national and state-level foundations. In addition, the fifth edition of his latest textbook, Musical Explorations: Fundamentals Through Experience, is published by Kendall-Hunt.
An international authority on music education pedagogy, Dr. Johnson has presented teacher education workshops through the world, reaching hundreds of teachers and thousands of their students. Focusing on classroom music instruction, cross-cultural comparisons, music listening, arts integration, and teachers’ professional development, Dr. Johnson has studied at the prestigious Orff Institute in Salzburg and regularly leads Orff-Schulwerk professional development courses and workshops in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Johnson’s teaching experience spans the PK – university gamut. For over two decades, he has taught for public, independent, and community-based schools in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Arizona, and North Carolina. An international authority on music education pedagogy, Dr. Johnson has presented teacher education workshops through the world, reaching hundreds of teachers and thousands of their students. He is a frequent presenter at international, national, regional, and statewide conferences for professional organizations including: the International Society for Music Education (ISME), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) - formerly the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), the College Music Society (CMS), the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA), the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), the Alliance for Active Music-Making (AAMM), and the International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). Elected to the executive board of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, Dr. Johnson currently serves the International Society for Music Education and College Music Society in similar capacities.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Dr. Johnson has distinguished himself as an orchestral, solo, and chamber musician by performing major orchestral works for over a decade as principal tubist of the Long Bay Symphony (Myrtle Beach, SC). He has also appeared with the national touring ensemble and Summit Recording Artist Carolina Brass, as well as the Cape Fear Brass Works and the UNC-Wilmington Faculty Brass Quintet. As a conductor, he instituted and directs Tuba Christmas Carols, OctubaFest, and TubaZalea Concerts throughout the Cape Fear region.
More information about Dr. Johnson's professional projects is posted on these webpages: