Meet the Conductor

Rebecca Johnson


Often noted for their keen sense of ensemble blend with joyous spirit, the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City and Vox Luminis are reflective of the unique musical background of their conductor, Dr. Rebecca Johnson. Assuming the leadership position in 1998, Johnson combines extensive instrumental and choral skills with a love of music education and history resulting in an ensemble and repertoire as varied and unique as the conductor herself.

Johnson holds a bachelor's from the University of Northern Colorado, a master's from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and a doctorate from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Those with whom Johnson has studied include Eugene Corporon, Dr. Ryan Board, Dr. Charles Robinson, Dr. Howard Skinner, Dr. John Buckner, Dr. Robert Olson, Suzanne Jauvenout and Dr. Walter Smith.

In 2009, Johnson assumed the podium for the Sacred Arts Chorale of Central Theological Seminary. Off the podium, Johnson serves as Coordinator of Music for MCC/Blue River, and Director for Sacred Arts for Central Theological Seminary. In addition, Dr. Johnson can be found providing lectures for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, serving on various boards, and traveling extensively.