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2014 - 2015

Jaclyn Johnson, Conductor


Jaclyn Johnson

Jaclyn Johnson has been a professional choral conductor for the past twelve years and is currently a third year DMA student in Choral Conducting at the University of Michigan. As a director, she taught at the high school level for eight years, has been a Minister of Music in the United Methodist Church for the past eleven years, was assistant conductor for the Long Beach Camerata Singers, co-directed the Arrowbear Summer Music Camp, and has directed collegiate, choral, and orchestral ensembles including the UM Women's Glee Club, Orpheus Singers, and Michigan Pops Orchestra. Johnson earned a Master of Music degree in Conducting at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach, California, and a Master of Teaching degree, Bachelor of Music degree in Conducting, and Bachelor of Music Education degree from Chapman University.

Ensembles under her direction have received numerous honors and awards, including performances at both the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference (2014), Western Division Conference (2010), and the ACDA National Conference (2011), and first place awards at the California Golden State South Competition. Her choirs have toured domestically and internationally to such destinations as San Francisco, New York, New Orleans, Canada, and Italy. This past summer she represented the United States as an International Exchange Conductor to China. Johnson's own vocal performance career has taken her to China, Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, Bratislava, Canada, Hawaii, Chicago, New York, New Zealand, and Australia.

Lauren Adja Park, Assistant Conductor

Assistant Conductor

Lauren Adja Park

Lauren Adja Park hails from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and is a California native. She comes from a broad musical background and has received training on the violin, viola, piano and the voice. Lauren enjoys a very active career as a pianist, performing locally, nationally and internationally in solo and collaborative settings. She is currently completing her Master?s Degree in Piano Performance and studies primarily with Dr. Arthur Greene. Lauren is an aspiring choral conductor and proud member of the UMS Choral Union, directed by Dr. Jerry Blackstone. She has spent her recent summers conducting and singing in the Sarteano Chamber Choral Workshop, the Interlochen Adult Choir Camp and the University of Michigan Choral Conducting Symposium. Lauren has served as the choir director of the St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church and now as the Assistant Conductor of the Michigan Arts Chorale.