Dr. Kevin Johnson, Director
Kevin Johnson, D.M.A., associate professor of music at Spelman College, is a renowned musician, composer and active clinician. He has traveled throughout the United States, providing choral workshops, master classes, seminars and retreats for music educators and churches. He currently serves as the minister of music for Lyke House Catholic Student Center in the Atlanta University Consortium. His works have resulted in performances for the Archdiocese of Atlanta and Catholic Archdiocese nationwide, as well as international performances with the Spelman College Glee Club. In March 2016, Dr. Johnson led the Glee Club in performance at the White House.
Dr. Johnson is an active composer, frequently writing for Catholic worship. He provides an extensive catalog, including seven mass settings, over 300 psalm settings and many sacred songs. In 2013, he completed his second compact disc recording for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Atlanta entitled, “Reap a Harvest in Due Season: A Treasury of African American Catholic Music.” This work includes his nine compositions and other favorite songs of the church.
As a professional composer, Dr. Johnson, has been commissioned to compose several works, including: "A Choice to Change the World" (commissioned by Spelman), "The Mass of Faith" (commissioned by Father John Adamski), “The Preacher’s Mass” (commissioned by the Dominican Friars) and “The Mass of St. Peter Claver” (commissioned by the Knights of Peter Claver). “The Mass of St. Peter Claver” premiered at an anniversary Mass where the Archbishop of Atlanta, Wilton D. Gregory, celebrated his performance.
Dr. Johnson has been published under the Colla Voce, GIA Publications and Treble Clef Press. He continues to publish most of his music through his very own publishing company, Lion and Lamb Publishing. His publications include: “We Are Christmas,” “Steal Away,” “Glory to God,” “Psalms for The Church Year Volumes I, II and III” and many more.
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