Ellen Johnson

Educator


PRIVATE COACHING

ONLINE COACHING  (via Skype)

EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

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Ellen has a thirty year career as a distinguished vocal professional training singers in all genres of music as a private coach or in workshops, college and high school classes, recording studios, audition preparation, concert/club performance preparation, and more. In addition Ellen has produced singer projects (recordings, DVDs, digital downloads, etc.) and worked in collaboration with producers, managers, theater companies, record labels, bands, and songwriters for recording and performance preparation. 

 
Qualifications:

 30+ years private vocal instruction, recording studio coaching, producer and professional       vocalist including Masters of Music and Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance (See Education credits below) 

Expertise in vocal technique, pedagogy, recording/studio session work and a variety of genres including: musical theater, jazz, commercial music (pop, rock, etc.), and classical

 Music Faculty and Organizations:

Current: Jazzschool at the California Jazz Conservatory

Past: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
, University of    San Diego
, Old Globe Theater MFA program
, Rubicon Theater Summer Youth Program
, Southwestern College
, Long Beach City College
, Portland Community College
, Cerritos College (full time assistant professor)
, Jefferson School of Performing Arts

 Clinics/Master Classes/Workshops/Panels:

University of Southern California
- San Diego State University
- California State University Northridge
- Bradley University (Illinois)
- Portland State University
- Point Loma Nazarene College (San Diego)
- Skyline College (San Francisco)
- Clackamas Community College (Oregon)
- California State University Los Angeles
- California State University Long Beach
- IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, New York)
- NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing conferences)
- Jazz Improv Live Festival/Conference. (New York)

Published Educational Books and Online Methods:

     The Vocal Warm Up CD/Downloads: (for Male and Female Voices)     

     Vocal Builders: Steps for Improving Ear Training and Singing     

     You Sing Jazz Download Jazz Tracks for Singers

Education:

• PHD Program, Integral Studies Expressive Arts, University of Humanistic 
Studies, Solana Beach, CA
• Masters of Music, Vocal Performance, San Diego State University, San
Diego, CA
• Bachelors of Music, Vocal Performance, American Conservatory of Music,
Chicago, IL
• UCLA Extension: Courses in Music Business Certificate Program,
University of California, and Los Angeles, CA
• American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), Graz, Austria
• Birch Creek Summer Jazz Program, MI

Private Studies, Workshops & Clinics:

• 6 Years Alexander Training with Ari Gil
• Past Vocal teachers include: Mary Mackenzie, Roland Wyatt, Marni Nixon, Elizabeth
Howard, Irma Cooper, George Shirley, Nico Castel, Mignon Dunn, & Wilma Osheim

• Jazz Master Classes and private instruction with: Betty Carter, Bobby McFerrin, Sheila 
Jordan, Art Blakey, Mark Murphy, Jay Clayton, Gene Aiken, John Clayton, Willie
 Pickens, John Collins, Harold J. Jones, Rick Helzer, Kim Richmond

 

CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE AT THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY Jazzschool