Home / People / Dr. Eric Johnson Dr. Eric Johnson Assistant Professor of Music Education Education PhD – University of Mississippi MM – Florida State UniversityBM – Appalachian State University Biography Eric Johnson is the Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education for Gardner-Webb University. Prior to pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Music Education from the University of Mississippi, he was the choral director at James E. Holmes Middle School in Eden, NC, where he directed a vibrant choral program for over nine years. With B.M. degrees from Appalachian State University in Music Education and Sacred Music Performance, as well as an M.M. degree in Music Education from the Florida State University, he is very active in the musical world as an educator, clinician, and presenter. He also holds Orff Level 1 and 2 certifications from Appalachian State University. His research interests include singer placement and spacing, singer confidence, adolescent vocal development, repertoire selection, assessment practices, and the recruitment and retention of singers. Eric also served on the executive boards for NCMEA and NC ACDA and in various capacities with children’s and church choirs. For more information please visit www.ericgrayjohnson.com.