John Johnston

Cycle 11 Performer Fellow, Baritone


John Johnston is a versatile singer and sound maker from the Canadian Prairies. He is a recent recipient of the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for his research and performance of Yiddish-language Lieder by Canadian composers.

John currently studies with Patricia Green and Charmaine Fopoussi as a graduate student at Western University. Lacking a primary musical focus, John has sung a wide array of musical works. Last summer, John and collaborative pianist Zain Solinski were one of fifteen duos invited to attend the Franz-Schubert-Institut, a five-week master course in the interpretation of German Lieder in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria.

John's most recent opera credits include the Count in Le nozze di Figaro and Gad Beck in Jake Heggie's Out of Darkness. John is a graduate of Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with William Sharp and Dr. Robert Muckenfuss.