Doug Johnson, M.M.

Interim director of choral activities

Email:[email protected]
Pronouns:He/him/his or They/them/their

Department: Music

Location: Center for Visual and Performing Arts Room 249
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374

About me

I enjoy a varied career as a choral conductor, performer and freelancer in central Indiana. I received my M.M. from Butler University where I studied conducting with Dr. Eric Stark and Dr. John Perkins and organ with Dr. Heather Hinton. I also serve as the founder and artistic director of Circle City Chamber Choir. I direct all choirs within Earlham’s choral department. Recent engagements include preparing Alta Voce’s performance of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Concert Choir’s performance of Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. All choral ensembles at Earlham enjoy ample performance opportunities year-round, including traveling regionally for performances in metro areas including Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

I live on the west side of Indianapolis with my husband Lucas and our two cat sons, Samson and Thomas Tallis. My hobbies include Netflix, hiking and trying new restaurants.

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!


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

Professional memberships

Scholarly interest

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

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.