Erin M. Johnson, a music teacher for Arizona's Prescott Unified Schools and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has been named associate director of the Prescott Pops Symphony. Johnson is a director emeritus of the Tiger Pep Band and played bassoon in the DePauw University Band.
Formed in 1992, the Prescott Pops is a non-profit organization of more than 70 professional, semi-professional, and amateur musicians. The mission of the orchestra is to provide the Prescott area with accessible music, which includes classical orchestral favorites, Broadway music, movie themes, and educational programs for adults and students.
"Johnson is the director of grades 6 through 8 middle school choirs, a guitar instructor for grades 7 and 8, and a general music teacher for grades K through 5," notes the Prescott Daily Courier.