Jean Johnson

Performing Arts - Choir
Musical Theatre
Music Exploration
Beginning Band
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Biographical Sketch: 

I am a native of Wyoming but have spent more time living in Colorado and loving Fort Collins.  I have two sons who are former Pumas.  Both of my sons are musicians and my oldest son is a music teacher.  

Education Background

I earned an  A.A. in Fine Arts from Casper College, a  Bachelor of Music from the University of Wyoming and a Masters in Music Education from Colorado State University.  I have taught all ages from pre-school to the college level.  With experience teaching at all these levels, I can truly say that middle school is by far my favorite level to teach.  I am the Assistant Director of the Larimer Chorale (an adult community choir here in Fort Collins) and direct the Chancel Choir at a local church.  I have 28 years of experience in the choral classroom. I continue to sing in choirs and do solo singing whenever possible.  Preston Choirs have been chosen several times to sing at the Colorado Music Educator Clinic/Conference under my direction.

Why I enjoy teaching?

There is nothing better than helping my students learn and grow as musicians.  i am so exited to see students develop into accomplished musicians, performers and confident people.

Favorite Books:

Little Women and Beethoven's Hair

Interests & Hobbies: 

When I'm not singing or learning new choral literature, I love to garden, read and travel.

Courses Taught:

Apprentice Choir (Choir 6), Purrrfect Harmony (Treble Choir), Roar (Tenor Bass Choir)

Beginning band, Music Exploration, Director Musical Theatre

About my classroom: 

The choir classroom is a welcoming, safe place to sing where we all develop "Habits of Mind" for musicians.  We learn a lot, laugh a lot, and make great music together.