Jack Johnson has been the Director of Cincinnati Sound Chorus since August 2020. "New" to the Barbershop style of a cappella harmonies, Jack has quickly become acclimated. He passed his Director Certification in October 2021, both in a very short time and with record high scores. He is obviously driven to achieve greatness and has wonderful plans of greatness for Cincinnati Sound!
He is a well-sought out vocalist and performer. Hailing from the Cincinnati, Ohio area, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. Prior to studying at Bethel, Jack attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, where he studied Vocal Performance.
Jack is no stranger to the stage. From his very first role as Slightly in Peter Pan to his most recent role as Jeff Bennett in I Love You, Because, he has played many parts. Other notable roles have included Fred Bunson in The Brain from Planet X, Governor Jack Slaton in Parade, Snoopy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Barnaby Tucker in Hello Dolly!, Og in Finian's Rainbow, and Doody in Grease. Directing credits include Working, The Music Man, Jr., Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical, and Winter Wonderettes. Musical directing credits include Working, Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical, Nunsense, and The Music Man, Jr. In addition to directing, musical directing, and performing Jack has worked as a lighting designer for the Bellarmine University Theatre Department, lighting such productions as The Lonely Planet, Ellemosynary, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Children's Hour.
Jack has been a featured soloist for many churches in Louisville, Kentucky, South Bend and Indianapolis, Indiana, and the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. Recently Jack was accepted to sing with the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus. Featured soloist credits include Handel's Messiah, Caldara's Missa in G, Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ, as well as several modern church choir cantatas. In addition to being the featured soloist, Jack has been the guest conductor for several choral works with several church choirs in the Indianapolis, Indiana, and the greater Cincinnati area. He is an avid lover of musical theatre and enjoys travelling and teaching. Jack has taught in private and public schools, in a private studio, and internationally. He is an accomplished vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and composer. Jack's most recent composition, Missa de Panama was completed and is waiting for it's premier. He loves photography, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.