Neil Johnson has directed music groups of every age level from elementary through university and adult. He has over thirty‑eight years experience from elementary through college level, including thirty years spent teaching at the junior high level. He has taught band, orchestra and chorus, and is recently retired from Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he was one of two choir directors. Groups under his direction have been selected to appear at state and district music conventions on several occasions and have attained "best concert choir" status in several competitions. For several years Neil has been nominated by his students to Who's Who in American Education.
Neil is in demand as a clinician for regional and state elementary, junior high, and high school choral workshops, new materials reading clinics, and local and state choir festivals. He has directed all‑state choirs and serves as an adjudicator for concert and jazz/show choirs. Neil has appeared in over twenty states and two Canadian provinces, and has been on the staff of Showchoir Camps of America for twenty‑three years as clinician and teacher workshop coordinator.
Neil's first choral arrangement was published in 1978 and he has since had over seventy choral compositions published with Shawnee Press, Hal Leonard/Jenson Publications, Kimmel Publications, and Heritage Music Press. Most of his works are for three- and four‑part mixed choruses or mens' chorus and have a junior high/early high school emphasis.