Phone: 919-934-7333 Ext: 6004


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Arts in Music

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He began singing at the young age of 5 where he performed his first solo at his kindergarten graduation "The Greatest Love of All". At the age of 14, Joshua and his mother moved to Durham, North Carolina where he attended Hillside High School. While at Hillside, Joshua performed in many plays and chorus concerts. He received his first songwriting credit for writing three songs for Hillside's 2004 production of Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters that toured to New York the same year. After graduating from Hillside, Joshua attended North Carolina Central University.

While in his first year of college, Joshua received the opportunity to be the opening act for recording artist Bobby Valentino at the Elizabeth City State University Homecoming Concert. Joshua continued his matriculation at NCCU performing in many various groups such as the NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, NCCU Operatorio, and University Choir. He has recorded with each group and was a featured soloist on each recording. Joshua wrote and arranged many songs for the group NCCU Spirit which travelled with the chancellor as a recruitment tool for the University. While at NCCU, Joshua was under the tutelage of renowned Jazz Artist Lenora Zenzalai Helm and was able to work closely with artists such as Kevin Mahogany, Geri Allen, Carmen Lundy, Nnenna Freelon, and Branford Marsalis to name a few.

Joshua travelled to many places, while in college, from New Orleans, Louisiana to the British Virgin Islands and everywhere in between. He also showed his love for the theatre performing in many musicals including Eubie, which landed him on the front of the brochure for the College of Liberal Arts. In April of 2007, Joshua became a brother of the Rho Beta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc. In February of 2011, Joshua received credit as Production Manager for Lenora Zenzalai Helm's Concert "I Love Myself When I Am Laughing...". Joshua graduted from North Carolina Central University in May of 2011 with his Bachelor's of Art Degree in Music Industry with a concentration in Voice.

With backgrounds in Gospel, R&B, and Jazz, Joshua has a true passion for singing and songwriting but also a profound love for the stage. In 2017, Joshua made his return to the stage in Raleigh Little Theatre's production of Crowns. Since then he has been seen in productions such as Black Nativity (Justice Theatre Project), The Amen's Corner (Agape Theatre Project), Pooled and Motown Christmas (Li V Mahob) and Three Little Birds (Raleigh Little Theatre). He will soon be featured in Soul Man this June 2019 as well as on the main stage of the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem in the production of Pooled. Joshua's greatest joy is teaching and impacting the kids of West Johnston High School! 

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    Semester 1

    1st Block: Vocal Music Beginning

    2nd Block: Vocal Music Advanced/Proficient

    3rd Block: Theatre Arts Beginning

    4th Block: Planning


    Semester 2

    1st Block: Vocal Music Intermediate

    2nd Block: Vocal Music Advanced/Proficient

    3rd Block: Theatre Arts Intermediate

    4th Block: Planning

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  • 2023 Student and Family Survey Information

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to building well-rounded students and consistently improving our schools for greater student success. JCPS is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success.  We are aware that families may want to preview the questions that will be asked of their students, and have prepared copies of the questions that will be asked.

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  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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