Johnson is dramatically sound, convincing of the woman’s extreme emotions. Johnson is a confident soprano with
an authoritative, dramatic tone. Her melodies were flexible, her top notes powerful, and her phrasing different
from that of other Toscas.

– Carl Fourle, Independent, Cape Town

Andrea Chenier
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Dich Theure Halle
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Du Bist Der Lenz
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Recent Blogs & Updates

For many years I maintained a small private voice studio, working with a select group of students ( and the occasional colleague ) when my performance schedule permitted. In 2008 I ventured the next step by joining the voice faculty at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and loved it. My years in western New England were gratifying both personally and professionally. I helped build UMass Opera Workshop into an integral component of the vocal performance curriculum, and several of my students moved on to major graduate programs throughout the country (Manhattan School of Music, SUNY Stony Brook, Roosevelt University, Oklahoma City University and Indiana University, among others). In 2013 I was honored to be invited to become part of the acclaimed voice faculty at The College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Besides studio teaching, my CCM responsibilities include serving as Co-Director of Undergraduate Opera Workshop with the generous and talented Kenneth Shaw and teaching a Performance Basics class.

For the full update of my performance activities, please visit the bio and calendar pages. I’ve added new video and sound clips as well that I hope you’ll enjoy.

I am eager to utilize future blog entries for commentary regarding both my performing and teaching activities. Stay tuned…

This spring….

15 August 2020

Well, it’s been a minute! What been happening?

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This is up and back in business.  Over the next little bit I’ll be posting updates on what has been happening the last few years. It will be a nice way to celebrate good things as we navigate such challenging ones. After that, I’ll announce the biggest new of late, so stay tuned!
04 July 2015

Latest News from Amy Johnson

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Welcome to my newly revised website.  My sincere thanks to the supporters, fans, students colleagues who have followed my activities since the launch of the original site.  Per your request, creating the new site provides the opportunity to provide updates on my activities. For many years I maintained a small private voice studio, working with...
10 April 2015

Brianna Barnes

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Brianna Barnes had a busy junior year singing leads in Blood Brothers and 110 in the Shade.  Loved the performances!
31 March 2015

Senior Class Off to New York for their Showcase

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The end of March is bittersweet as we sent our tremendously talented senior class off to New York for their showcase. I’ve had the honor of working with these two singing actresses for the past two years. It was my pleasure to watch them thrive at CCM and I will look forward to updating you...

“Amy Johnson, who made her New York City Opera debut, has a lot going for her in terms of sheer vocal power….
She produced an attractive, well-focused sound. She also played Donna Anna more sympathetically –
that is, less icily – than is typical.”

– Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

Upcoming Events & Shows

See you soon!
March 11-13, 2016

CCM Undergraduate Opera, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Bret Scott, Conductor, Amy Johnson, Director, CCM Cohen Family Studio Theater FREE

January 29, 2016, 8:00 PM

Title Role, Richard Strauss’ Salome (semi-staged), CCM Philharmonia, Mark Gibson, Conductor, CCM Corbett Auditorium. Tickets:

Fall 2015

Residency, Grinnell College (IA), dates TBD

August 7, 2015, 4:00 PM

Operatic Scenes from Carmen and Louise, Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM FREE

August 1, 2015, 6:00 PM

Aria Concert, Masterclass Room in Mary Emery Hall, CCM – FREE

July 20 – August 7, 2015

Artistic Director, CCM Summer Opera Studio

Latest Videos

Du Bist Der Lenz // Du Bist Der Lenz
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