Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson

Musician, Educator, Author

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Ellen Johnson has devoted over three decades to the arts as a recording and performance artist, educator, songwriter, lyricist, author, and publicist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from SDSU, Bachelors of Music from the American Conservatory of Music, and continued her Ph.D. studies at the University of Humanistic Studies. She attended UCLA's Music Business Extension program and completed certificates in Expressive Arts Therapy and Creativity Coaching with Eric Maisel. Jazz Journal International describes her as “superior jazz singing by an artist of the highest quality.” She has performed with musical icons Bobby McFerrin, Charles McPherson, Louie Bellson, published lyrics to Sonny Rollins and Charles Mingus compositions and is the author of the biography, Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan. Currently, she is immersed in her long-time passion of sound healing and music cognition studies.