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Biography

Andrew Johnson, AAGO, ChM, plans to one day teach and inspire the next generation of performers, academics, and church musicians. A native of Bloomington, Illinois, he is currently pursuing a DMA degree in organ performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music, where he studies with David Higgs and serves as a teaching assistant in aural skills. Andrew previously earned an MM degree and a graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Daniel Aune and was a graduate assistant in ear training. He earned a BM degree, summa cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University, studying organ with Susan Klotzbach and voice and choral conducting with J. Scott Ferguson. Additional private organ study has been with John Walker, Marie-Louise Langlais, and Jean-Baptiste Robin.

Andrew is assistant organist at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Rochester, New York, following tenures as organist and choirmaster at Mount Calvary Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and organist and choir director at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Illinois.

An active member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Andrew serves as chair of the National Committee for Career Development and Support and earned the 2023 S. Lewis Elmer Award. His research has been published in The American Organist and The Tracker magazines and his competition credits include earning second place in the Sursa American Organ Competition (2022), first place in the inaugural James M. Weaver Prize in Organ Scholarship (2023), and being a semifinalist in the AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (2024).

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