Michael Johnson hails from Minnesota, where he first fell in love with the choral art. Pursuing honor choirs and music study from a young age, Johnson eventually made his way to Luther College in Decorah, IA, where he studied conducting with Dr. Tim Peter and Dr. Allen Hightower. Performing with the renowned Luther College Nordic Choir, he toured the British Isles, making his conducting debut with the ensemble at Christ Church in Oxford. After undergraduate study, Michael enjoyed conducting high school, middle school, and community choirs in the Minneapolis area, while also performing with The Singers under the direction of Dr. Matthew Culloton. He has returned to school and is thrilled to study at the University of Denver as choral teaching assistant to Dr. Catherine Sailer. Besides his studies, Michael enjoys various appointments conducting and singing for churches in the area. He is honored to serve as this year’s Mark Sheldon Conducting Intern with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir.