Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy
Andrea Johnson is the Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Northern Iowa where she teaches courses in group piano and piano pedagogy, and serves as the coordinator for both programs. Andrea obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2019 where she also served as Instructor of Piano Pedagogy from 2018-2019. Her primary teachers include Jane Magrath, Barbara Fast, Claire Wachter, David Riley, Susan Chan, and Leonard Richter. Andrea also holds degrees from the University of Oregon, and Portland State University.
Andrea has enjoyed collaborative performances with students and faculty members at the University of Northern Iowa and University of Oklahoma and her recent invited performances include Portland, Eugene, Bend, and Monmouth, Oregon, Pullman, Washington, Norman, Oklahoma, and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Andrea’s dissertation, “The Acting System of Konstantin Stanislavski as Applied to Piano Performance” was recently highlighted in the Iowa Music Teachers Association Winter Magazine. She is the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the University of Oklahoma’s Provost’s 2017 Graduate Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence in the Fine Arts and Humanities. Andrea has presented pedagogy workshops in Oklahoma and Iowa, most recently at the Northeastern Iowa Music Teachers Association and the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association 2018 State Conference. Active as an adjudicator, Andrea was most recently asked to judge the 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.