Sigurd Johnson

Sigurd Johnson's Biography

Dr. Sigurd Johnson is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Athletic Bands and Percussion Studies at North Dakota State University. Prior to his appointment at NDSU, he served as Director of Bands and Percussion at Valley City State University in Valley City, ND; Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Rust College in Holly Springs, MS; and as a percussion arranger and instructor on the staff of the University of Memphis Marching Band.

While living in the Mid-South, Dr. Johnson was a member of the percussion section of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, an active jazz and theater freelance performer and a clinician/adjudicator. He also spent four years teaching and performing in Norway. Dr. Johnson spends a portion of his summer teaching percussion at the International Music Camp (IMC), where he is also an executive member of the IMC Board and President of the IMC United States Corporation. He has served as the East Region Band Representative for the North Dakota Music Educators Association and North Dakota State Chair for the collegiate chapters of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and he is a past President of the North Dakota National Band Association. Dr. Johnson serves as the North Dakota Percussive Arts Society Chapter President.

Dr. Johnson is active in the Upper Midwest as a percussion, jazz ensemble and marching/concert band clinician and adjudicator as well as a guest conductor of festival and honor bands. He is a Yamaha Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads and Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets Artist as well as a member of the Black Swamp Percussion Education Team.

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