Eric A. Johnson, D.M.A.
is the Founding Artistic Director of Cor Cantiamo and Director of Choral Activities at Northern Illinois University. Ensembles under his direction have performed at multiple national, division, and state conventions in the United States, as well as at Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center in New York.
Internationally, Johnson has served as a guest conductor of the Clare College Chapel Choir (Cambridge, England), taught at Makumira University (Tanzania), the Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil), and has directed guest choral residencies at Canterbury and Worcester Cathedrals (England).
Dr. Johnson has published music with Santa Barbara Music Publishing, published articles in the Choral Journal, and served as a music editor for Earthsongs Publications. He is active as a clinician and guest conductor, leads master classes in conducting, and has collaborated with many leading composers of our time, including Morten Lauridsen, who has praised Cor Cantiamo as “choral artistry at its nest.”