Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson was born and raised in Chicago and has family ties in Jamaica, Barbados and Louisiana. Bryan received a Bachelor of Arts from Chicago State University, and a Masters of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music.

He is the currently the choral teacher for several schools and groups including the Evanston Children’s Choir, Academy of St. Benedict the African School, Johnnie Coleman Academy and Kwame Nkrumah Academy. He taught choral classes for the Chicago Children’s Choir from 1996 to 2014.

Bryan Johnson is also the Executive Director of Sacred Music at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. He researches, plans, consults, implements, and monitors the ministry of music for the church which has a men’s chorus, mixed adult choir, women’s chorus, youth choir, praise teams and a liturgical arts department.

Through his work with Trinity and the Chicago Children’s Choir and other consulting jobs, he has had the opportunity to perform in Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Israel and a number of cities in the United States.
Since 1990 he has been married to his wonderful wife, Joi Buchanan-Johnson.

Other Staff Members

David Allie

Midwest Youth Band Director



Shelley Lohr

Communications Coordinator