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Doug Johnson
Assistant Director of Choral Activities

Doug Johnson enjoys a varied career as a choral conductor, performer and freelancer in central Indiana. He received his M.M. from Butler University where he studied conducting with Dr. Eric Stark and Dr. John Perkins and organ with Dr. Heather Hinton. He also serves as the founder and artistic director of Circle City Chamber Choir, and will begin duties as Interim Choir Director at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis in the fall of 2018. Doug directs and assists all choirs within Earlham’s choral department. He directed the choir for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Holst's The Planets at Richmond Civic Hall in addition to preparing Earlham choirs for collaborative performances with the Anderson University Chorale and Heartland Sings.

Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 48



249 Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

Office Hours
Monday 3:00 – 4:00, and by appointment


  • Music


  • M.M., Butler University
  • B.M., Butler University

Selected Courses:

MUSG 335-0 Gentlemen’s Quartet

His scholarly interest include choral music from contemporary and early eras. Outside of Earlham, Doug has directed the Circle City Chamber Choir through four performance seasons and has programmed and conducted hallmark chamber choral works including Copland’s Four Motets and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. He also regularly prepares and conducts major choral works of Bach including BWV 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden and BWV 225 Singet den Herrn.

American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA)

Earlham proudly fosters a culture of higher learning in every facet. Students are academic, yes – but they are also socially informed, eager in their discussion, and eclectic in background. Earlham’s campus atmosphere is also one of the warmest, friendliest environments I’ve known. You’re welcome here!

Endlessly curious; avid learners; humans fully engaged in their local and larger community.

Doug lives on the west side of Indianapolis with his husband Lucas and his two cat sons, Samson and Thomas Tallis. His hobbies include Netflix, hiking and trying new restaurants

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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