Faculty Profile

Wayne Johnson

Wayne Johnson

Professor Emeritus of Music

Education: BM, Bob Jones University, 1969; MM, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1975; DMA, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1986. At SPU since 1977.


Selected Publications

  • "A Study of the Piano Works of Alan Hovhaness." Doctoral dissertation, College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, 1987.
  • "The Silent Keyboard." Clavier, December 1992, 28–30.
  • "When Artistry Embraces Technique." Music Teacher’s National Association Journal, April/May, 2008, 23–25.

Please view Dr. Johnson's CV (PDF) for additional publications.


Faculty Pianist: Wayne Johnson
Serenade, by Franz Schubert, arr. Franz List

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Wayne Johnson

Why I Taught at SPU

Wayne Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Music

"Being a professor of music at Seattle Pacific University allowed me to share my love for music with students who are also passionate about it. It also allowed me opportunities to fulfill my calling as a performing artist. Teaching is a great way of giving back, encouraging, and nurturing the God-given talent in the wonderful young people we serve at SPU."