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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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    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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