Academics: Faculty

Kevin Johnson, D.M.A.

Dr. Kevin Johnson, associate professor and chair of music, is a musician, a composer, and an active clinician. The director of the Spelman College Glee Club has traveled through the United States, providing choral workshops and retreats for music educators and churches. In his professional career as a thriving musician, Dr. Kevin Johnson is the minister of music at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Atlanta. He is also one of the most highly demanded and prominent musicians in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Catholic Archdiocese nationwide.

Dr. Kevin Johnson is an active and working composer, writing Responsorial Psalms for Mass celebration every week. During his tenure as a professional composer, Dr. Kevin Johnson has been commissioned to compose several works, including "A Choice to Change the World" (commissioned by Spelman College), "The Mass of Faith" (commissioned by Father John Adamski), and his latest work that is still in progress The Mass of St. Peter Claver (commissioned by the Knights of Peter Claver).

On October 18, 2009, Dr. Kevin Johnson, along with the Spelman College Glee Club and Joe Jennings, will present his Jazz Mass setting, The Mass of Faith, in concert. The Mass of Peter Claver will be premiered at an anniversary Mass celebrated the Archbishop of Atlanta, Wilton D. Gregory.

Dr. Kevin Johnson has works published by Colla Voce, GIA Publications, Treble Clef Press, and his very own publishing company, Lion and Lamb Publishing. Among these published works are We Are Christmas, Steal Away, Glory To God, Psalms For The Church Year Volumes I II and III, The Soulful Lenten Mass, Songs of Praise for Worship Choral Series, and The Catholic Choir Workbook for Singers.