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OnStage Performing Arts Collective

Ms. Johnson founded the OnStage Performing Arts Collective (OPAC) to discover and develop the unique gifting and talents of area youth through the performing arts.

Founding OPAC has given Ms. Johnson the opportunity to develop innate talent, foster a spirit of excellence, education, strength, perseverance, and pure fun for youth interested in the performing arts.

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OnStage Performing Arts Collective

Coordinator of Musical Theatre Program at Howard University

Ms. Johnson has served as a Musical Theatre Area Coordinator for Howard University since 2021. She is also the first woman to serve as Music Director for the Howard University Musical Theatre Program.

Ms. Johnson’s experience as a full-time lecturer at Howard University includes the following courses:

  • THMT 113-118 | Applied Voice Lessons – assign repertoire, weekly lessons, develop vocal technique; teach between thirteen and fifteen individual students each semester 

  • THMT 107 & 108 | Singing for the Performer I & II – performance practicum providing technical instruction on healthy vocal production and acting the song, including performance readiness in both group and individual settings 

  • THMT 041-043 | Introduction to Theory, Ear Training and Sight Singing I & II – lecture and practicum studying western music theory, analysis, sight reading, and aural skills

  • THMT 105 | Musical Theatre History – survey course in Musical Theatre History with added emphasis on Black origins and contributions within the art

  • THMT 103 & 104 | Musical Theatre Techniques III & IV – performance practicum aligning the syntheses of vocal performance, acting, movement, character development and analysis

Masterclasses, Panels, and Vocal Instruction

Ms. Johnson participating in a panel discussion for PBS's Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future

Ms. Johnson participating in a panel to promote
Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future on PBS.

Ms. Johnson lecturing at Shenandoah University.