George W Russell Jr.
Michael JohnsonArranging and Music Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training
Dr. Michael Johnson is an associate professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music. He is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger, and producer/engineer. His vocal and instrumental arrangements and compositions have been performed by groups all over the United States since the late 1980's. As a vocalist and guitarist, he has shared the stage with artists such as Take Six, Jon Secada, Lari White, Dawnn Lewis, and Bob Dorough. His recorded vocals, guitar, and bass have been heard on national television, single and album releases, and commercial jingles.
As a recording engineer, he has worked at studios such as South Beach Studio in Miami, FL and New River Studio in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered numerous recordings over the years, from singles and demos to full albums. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from the University of Colorado, as well as a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Studio Music and Jazz Performance from the University of Miami. His original solo work, as "Michael J. Johnson," can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and other online music services.