Paul Johnston joined Eastern’s faculty in 2004. He directs the Jazz Lab Band, coordinates the combo program, and teaches courses in jazz piano, improvisation, and arranging. Paul remains very active as a teacher, performer, and composer. He is at home in a wide variety of musical styles and has performed with artists including Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Nancy Wilson, Monica Mancini, and Bernadette Peters. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Indiana University, where he earned a Master's Degree in jazz studies, a Performer Diploma in piano, and a Performer's Certificate. Soloists, chamber groups, and jazz ensembles from across the country have performed his compositions and arrangements, and Alfred Music has published several collections of his solo jazz piano arrangements. Paul taught for eight summers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and has taught for the past decade at Eastern's Summer Music Camp. He is an alumnus of Ravinia's Steans Music Institute and the Henry Mancini Institute.
Areas of Expertise
Contact InformationPhone: 217-581-6656
Thank you for your interest in our Experts Guide, which is a web-based Directory that provides information to allow you to directly contact a speaker independently after you review the information that is provided. This information is provided by the speakers themselves. The Eastern Illinois University Training and Development department makes no claims as to the accuracy of this information or the status of the professional licenses of any speaker listed in the directory. Use of the names and titles, or any of the information contained in this list, is prohibited without the expressed written consent of the individual speaker.
The identification of any individual in this Experts Guide in no way constitutes an endorsement or guarantee, either express or implied, of the competency, services, performance, or standards of practice of either the individual Speaker, or any business, company, corporation, or organization with which the individual may be affiliated.