Director of Artistic Operations
Ethan Johnson joined the team at VocalEssence in the summer of 2019. As the Director of Artistic Operations, Ethan oversees the process of planning and executing the behind-the-scenes details of VocalEssence artistic programs, including concert production and Learning & Engagement programmatic events. Working with VocalEssence artists and guest artists from all over the world, Ethan loves to dive into the work making programs come together without a hitch. He also works as the administrative liaison and manager of the two adult ensembles, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers & Chorus, coordinating the 150+ singers at rehearsals, concerts, and everything in-between.
Prior to joining the VE staff, Ethan spent time as an English Teaching Assistant in northern France, working with high school students in their oral proficiency. He graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College with a degree in Music, Political Science, and French. While there, he played and worked for the St. Olaf Orchestra, gaining his first experiences in arts management as the student manager of the ensemble.
A native of Austin, Minnesota, Ethan enjoys getting to travel to places new and old with family & friends, spending time outside reading a good novel, and practicing viola when he gets the chance.