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Professor and Coordinator of Choral Activities

Eric Johnson

Eric A. Johnson D.M.A. is the Director of Choral Activities at NIU and the Founding Artistic Director of Cor Cantiamo. Ensembles under his direction have performed at multiple national and division conventions for the National Collegiate Choral Organization, American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educator’s National Conference. He has served as a guest conductor at Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center (2013, 2009), toured internationally (England 2010 and 2006, Sweden and Denmark 2004, Poland 2002), and prepared choruses for collaborations with professional orchestras.

Dr. Johnson has published music with Santa Barbara Music Publishing, served as a music editor for Earthsongs Publications, and has published articles in the Choral Journal. He is active nationally as a clinician and guest conductor for high school and collegiate honor choirs, most recently the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Collegiate Honor Choir and the Wisconsin School Music Association Women’s All-State Choir.


D.M.A., University of Illinois


Chamber Choir
Concert Choir
University Chorus
Choral Conducting
Choral Arranging
Choral Literature



"Through my experiences as a professional conductor, recording artist, music educator, and a lifelong passion for the choral arts I strive to provide authentic artistic experiences for our students that become the foundation for their lifelong musical journeys."