Phone: (803) 593-7180


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Musical Arts - West Virginia University (2012) Master of Music - University of Tennessee (2009) Bachelor of Music Education - Augusta State University (2006)

Dr. Joseph Johnson

As a horn player, Dr. Johnson has performed in professional orchestras throughout the Eastern United States. He served as 2nd Horn with the Johnstown Symphony in Pennsylvania for two years and has finished runner-up and progressed through to later rounds of several regional orchestral auditions. Since moving back to the CSRA, Dr. J performs regularly with the Augusta Choral Society, Augusta Players, and the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra. He also frequently subs with other area groups, such as the Aiken Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

For the past three years, Dr. J has served as a part-time instructor for Augusta University, USC Aiken, Presbyterian College, and Southern Wesleyan University. He even spent two years at Westminster Schools of Augusta, laying the groundwork for a new band program. Now, he is excited to be the new music teacher at Jefferson Elementary and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with the wonderful students at JES.