Dr. Kyle Johnson is Coordinator of Chapel Music, University Organist, and Lecturer of Music at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, where he teaches organ lessons and other classes.
Dr. Johnson holds the doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he studied with Dr. John Ditto. He also holds music degrees from Indiana University and Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS), where he studied organ with Dr. Larry Smith and Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, respectively.
Shortly after arriving at CLU, he founded the CLU Chapel Choir, which is a cross-cultural ensemble consisting of students, faculty, staff, administrators and locals. Dr. Johnson's choral anthem, Lamb of God, dedicated to the Chapel Choir, was recently accepted for publication by Augsburg Fortress.
Dr. Johnson served for three years as Director of Music and Community Arts at St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square in Chicago, Illinois, where he oversaw the church's efforts to become a center for community building through the arts. He has also served on the music faculties of UMKC, Missouri Valley College, and State Fair Community College.