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California State University
Todd Johnson, DMA
Title:Proessor of Music
College:College of Arts and Letters
Department:Music
Email:percussion@csusb.edu
Phone:(909) 537-5483
Office:PA-119
Office Hours:TBA
Courses:Applied percussion and percussion ensemble Latin American music Music appreciation
Education:BM in Performance, BS in Comp. Sci. at Central Michigan University MM in Performance at Northwestern University DMA in Performance at the University of Oklahoma Principal teachers: Robert Hohner, Richard Gipson, John Amira, Joe Morello, and Henry Okstel
Research Interests:As a soloist, Dr. Johnson's premieres include David Maslanka's Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble and Michael Colgrass's Deja Vu for Percussion Quartet and Wind Ensemble, and he has recorded for Albany Records and for broadcasts on radio stations WQRS and WBLV. Johnson's orchestral background includes positions with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and numerous regional orchestras in Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia. He has also performed with the internationally recognized Millar Brass Ensemble of Chicago and the Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble. Dr. Johnson is an active researcher and guest lecturer on the subjects of muscle activity in snare drumming and four-mallet marimba transcriptions. He has lectured extensively in Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia, at venues including universities, the Texas Music Educators Association convention, and the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy. He currently serves as a vice president for the California chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.
Specialization:Percussion