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H. Wade Johnson

Adjunct Instructor
Director of Bands
110 Ware Center
Extension 7558

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Vander Cook College of Music, Chicago, IL
Masters of Education Music (Jazz)
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Music Education
South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
Masters of Education Secondary Counseling
South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
Bachelor of Science Instrumental Music              
Professional College and University Experience

Assistant Professor, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, 2004-2006 
University Director of Bands
Performing Jazz Tours, Europe

Assistant Professor and Director of Jazz
South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

Director of Bands
Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
Director of Bands  
Claflin College (Upward Bound Program), Orangeburg, SC
Fine Arts Department (Band) Summer

Responsibilities and Courses Taught at Lincoln University

Director, University Marching Band
Director, Pep Band
Intro to Music
Instrumental Conducting
Applied Brass
Applied Woodwind
Concert Band Class
Jazz Ensemble

Professional Highlights

Professor Johnson has performed and still performs professionally with numerous musicians from a diverse group of genres:  Lou Rawls, the Temptations, The Spinners, Frank Foster (Conductor and Lead Saxophonist of the Count Basie Orchestra), “Dizzy” Gillespie, Joe Sample (Keyboardist for “The Jazz Crusaders”) and Fred Wesley (formerly of the James Brown Review), Eric Robeson, Thomas A. Dorsey, Marvin Sapp, Dorenda Clark Cole.

Selected Professional Recordings
2010  H. Wade Johnson CD “Trumpeter for CHRIST”
        Conductor, Featured Trumpet)

2007  “USSENSE” Featuring H. Wade Johnson, LIVE at Sabang

1992  Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (Featured Trumpet)

1980  Walter Piper Singers (Conductor, Trumpet, Percussion)

1977  New Born Joy Musical Group (Trumpet, Vocal)

Professional Memberships

Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Inc.
Phi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society
Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
Delaware Music Educators Association (DMEA)
National Band Directors Association,
Pennsylvania Band Directors Association,
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons (Edisto Lodge #39)