Johnson, Terre

Terre Johnson holds degrees in choral music from Troy University, Auburn University, and Florida State University, and serves as Minister of Music at the Vestavia Hills Baptist Church. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Choral Music at Judson College, and is the founder and conductor of the acclaimed Birmingham Chamber Chorus. He is National Chair for Music in Worship of the American Choral Directors Association, and is Managing Director of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

Prior to joining Vestavia Hills he was Conductor-in-Residence for Midamerica Productions in New York, and Music Director of the New Jersey Choral Society. Dr. Johnson's ten concerts in Carnegie Hall have met with critical success. In 2004 the New York Times lauded the "robust choral sound" his chorus produced in a concert which featured soprano Angela Brown, and was narrated by Olympia Dukakis. In 2006 he served as Guest Conductor and Assistant Artistic Director for the Voices in the House Festival in the Sydney Opera House, and held a similar position in the International Haydn Festival 2009 in Vienna, and in the International Festival of the Aegean in Greece in 2010. He served as Minister of Music of the First Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama from 1990-1999, and as Director of Choral Activities at Troy University from 1999-2001. He is founder and Music Director of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra. In recent years he has conducted three opera productions for Samford University, conducted and co-written two music theatre productions at Troy University, and conducted two concerts with the Huxford Symphony Orchestra of the University of Alabama.

Dr. Johnson has three children. Cameron is a music educator in Enterprise, Alabama, Kelly is an elementary school teacher, and Christopher is a pre-med student at Auburn University.

Choral music by Terre Johnson

Instrumental music by Terre Johnson

Vocal music by Terre Johnson