College of Arts and Letters
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Dr. Rebecca Johnston is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at North Georgia College and State University. She teaches courses in music education, choral pedagogy and aural skills and administers the music education degree program. Additional duties include supervision of student teachers and advising the NGCSU chapter of MENC.
A native of Mississippi, Dr. Johnston has directed and developed choral programs at the collegiate level and in the public school systems of Georgia and South Carolina. Her ensembles have consistently earned highest honors at the state and national levels and have received notable invitations for public performance. An active guest clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Johnston is passionate about the comprehensive development of young musicians and about the design and implementation of music curriculum in the schools. Her research interests include music psychology and musical attitudes, and she has a personal interest in folk and world music. Prior to her appointment at North Georgia College and State University, Dr. Johnston held a position at Columbia College and at the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Johnston holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia
State University and the Master of Music Education and Doctor of Philosophy of
Music degrees from the University of South Carolina, where she graduated with
distinction. She is a member of MENC: National Association for Music Education,
SRME: Society for Research in Music Education, GMEA: Georgia Music Educators
Association, GIML: Gordon Institute for Music Learning and ACDA: American
Choral Directors Association.