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Nicholas Johnson

Assistant Professor - Music Music - JCA
Nicholas Johnson


Lilly Hall, 214

Dr. Nicholas Johnson is a specialist in the music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque. He earned his Ph.D. in Musicology from The Ohio State University in 2012, and he has received research grants from the Fulbright Commission and the Mellon Foundation. He has presented his research at several national and international conferences, including four times at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society. His current project examines the music theory writings of 17th-century astronomer Johannes Kepler. He is also a specialist in contemporary rock music and is working on a book project on the White Stripes.

As an instructor, Dr. Johnson teaches Music History 1-2 (Medieval through Classical), graduate seminars on early music topic, music and philosophy, and music and research. 

Referred Journal Articles

    “Jack White and the Music of the Past,Present, and Future.” Rock Music Studies 1(2014), 1-21.         

    “Carolus Luython’s Missa super Basim: Caesar Vive and Hermetic Astrology in Early Seventeenth-Century Prague.” Musica Disciplina 56 (2011), 419-462.

Critical Editions

      Luython, Carolus. Opera Omnia, vols. 1-5, eds. Nicholas Johnson and Carmelo Peter Comberiati. Münster: American Institute of Musicology, Corpus
      Mensurabilis Musicae (forthcoming,first volume 2016).