Sigrid Johnson, Associate Conductor
As the associate conductor of VocalEssence, Sigrid Johnson is affectionately known as “Ears” — for her unique skill in helping develop the choral blend and balance that give the VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers their signature sound. She provides expert input in the selection of repertoire and assists throughout the audition process. Her ability to achieve excellence in choral blend and intonation is a priceless asset to VocalEssence.
Sigrid is a member of the voice and choral faculty of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and the conductor of the Manitou Singers, St. Olaf’s 100-voice first-year women’s chorus. She maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician at choral festivals, workshops and all-state music festivals across the country. She is known internationally for her work with musicians at all levels, having conducted workshops in Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland. In August 2008, Sigrid was one of the featured lecturers for the Eighth World Symposium on Choral Music in Copenhagen; in 2011, she was featured in the Ninth World Symposium, to be held in Argentina.
Sigrid is active in the American Choral Director’s Association, the Music Educator’s National Conference, the International Federation for Choral Music, and Chorus America.