Department of Music
College of Arts and Humanities

Mr. Mark B. Johnson

Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Bands, Trombone

Email: mbjohnson@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 344-2682

Education:

B.M.E. Murray State University
M.M. Louisiana State University


About Mr. Johnson

Mark B. Johnson is Associate Director of Bands at Georgia Southern University.  He is the conductor of the Armstrong Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds and the Savannah Winds Symphony.  Courses taught by Professor Johnson include: Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Band Methods, Band Repertoire, Brass Methods, and Applied Low Brass (trombone, euphonium, tuba).  Professor Johnson has completed course work for the Doctorate of Musical Arts-Band and Orchestral Conducting at the University of Kansas.  He received his Master of Music in Conducting and Brass Pedagogy from Louisiana State University and his Bachelor of Music Education from Murray State University.  Former positions include; Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Show Designer of the University of Kansas Marching JayHawks, and former Director of Bands at Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina where under his direction the bands of Terry Sanford received consistent superior ratings in performance and invitations to perform for national, state, and local events.  Professor Johnson has participated in numerous commissions of new instrumental music for both chamber and large ensembles.   He is the recipient of the ASBDA Outstanding Conductor award and has appeared in the Who’s Who Among American Teachers registry.  He is in demand as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States and South America.  His professional affiliations include:  College Band Directors National Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, National Band Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha, International Trombone Association and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.  Professor Johnson lives in Savannah, Georgia with wife Peggy and daughter Madeline where they enjoy golf and restoring vintage Volkswagens.

Last updated: 8/3/2018