Andrea Johnson is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Northern Iowa beginning fall 2019. A candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy degree at the University of Oklahoma, Andrea has an anticipated graduation date of August 2019. Andrea served on the piano faculty as Instructor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma from 2018-2019 where her primary teachers included Dr. Jane Magrath, and Dr. Barbara Fast. Andrea is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Masters in Piano Pedagogy and Performance and Portland State University with a Bachelors of Musical Arts in Music Performance.
At the University of Oklahoma Andrea enjoyed collaborative performances with keyboard and string faculty members and her recent invited performances include Portland, Eugene and Monmouth, Oregon, Pullman, Washington and Norman, Oklahoma. Research interests include the application of character development in professional acting to solo piano performance and body mapping for pianists. 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. During her doctoral work Andrea has presented pedagogy workshops in Oklahoma, most recently at the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association 2018 State Conference on the subject of applications of professional acting techniques to piano performance. Active as an adjudicator, Andrea was most recently asked to judge the 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.