Elizabeth Johnson joined the Blair faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2005 as an adjunct artist of jazz voice. She studied jazz and played lead alto in bands at both the University of Illinois and Middle Tennessee State University, then studied jazz voice and performance at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. Ms. Johnson has performed extensively in regional venues and festivals and has recorded three full length albums. She has been featured on the nationally syndicated jazz radio program Jazz with Bob Parlocha, and was selected as one of only two Americans to perform at the 2004 World Vocal Competition held at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Ms. Johnson is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Commercial Vocal Performance at Belmont, and teaches commercial voice as a graduate assistant. She has performed with Establishment Big Band and the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, and teaches at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, with former teaching experience at The W.O. Smith Community Music School and the East Nashville School of Music.
Most recently Ms. Johnson received a Certificate of Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech with Dr. Ingo Titze (2012). Her voice teachers include Diana Spradling (U of Western Michigan), Ron Browning, Dr. Jennifer Coleman (Belmont), Thomas Blaylock, and Sandra Dudley (Belmont).