The University of St. Thomas


Shersten Johnson

Shersten Johnson

Johnson, Shersten

Associate Professor of Music, Music Theory, Composition
Phone: (651) 962-5892
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5892

University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 9
St. Paul, MN  55105

Office Location: Brady Educational Center 109 C

Shersten Johnson, Associate Professor of Music Theory at UST, teaches courses in music theory and composition for both undergraduates and graduates. Her interests include twentieth-century opera and art song, as well as cognitive-linguistic, gender, and narrative theories. She has presented her research in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and her publications appear in Music Theory Spectrum, Music & Letters, Music Theory Online, Opera Today, PsyArt, Music Educator's Journal, and The Journal of Music and Meaning. Her doctoral dissertation engages conceptual modeling of music and text relations in a hermeneutic critique of Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Johnson is active in the Society for Music Theory and Music Theory Midwest.
Dr. Johnson received her B.A. in Music from Augsburg College, her M.M. in Composition from California State University-Northridge, and her Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to UST, she has held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Kansas.