College of Arts & Sciences

UNCW Department of Music Professor Daniel Johnson Receives Fulbright Research and Teaching Award

FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Professor Daniel Johnson of the UNCW Department of Music has received a Fulbright Award to research and teach integrated arts education in Salzburg, Austria. An international expert on Orff-Schulwerk and other music education pedagogies, Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in teacher-education, focusing on innovative music instruction, cross-cultural comparisons and meaningful arts integration.

“I am very grateful for this incredible opportunity to work with teachers and students in Salzburg, Austria, the center for Orff-Schulwerk pedagogy,” he said. “By exploring innovative applications of this pedagogy for international learners, I look forward to offering new educational possibilities for students worldwide.”

Johnson has been selected as the Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professor of Austrian-American Studies at the Universität Mozarteum for the 2019-2020 term. Using the internationally-established Orff-Schulwerk pedagogy, he will continue his research on integrated arts education and advances in learning among Austrian teachers and students.

“As the first Fulbright-Botstiber Scholar to be hosted by the Universität Mozarteum, I very much look forward to working with and learning from colleagues and students there,” he said. “Upon my return, I anticipate sharing the outcomes of my work with American teachers and their students.”

Johnson is the co-chair of the International Society for Music Education Special Interest Group on Applied Pedagogies. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Arizona.

The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant for the international educational exchange of students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists. UNCW was named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year among master’s institutions.

-G. Guthrie