Timothy Johnson

Timothy Johnson

Retired Professor, Music Theory, HIstory Composition
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Specialty: Music Theory

Professor of Music Theory (retired)

Timothy A. Johnson retired as Professor of Music Theory at Ithaca College in summer 2023. He taught at Ithaca College for 25 years, and previously at Mount Holyoke College for 7 years.

He has taught courses in the core theory curriculum; an Ithaca Seminar on Lin-Manual Miranda's musical, Hamilton; and Exploring the Options In addition he developed and often taught the Senior Seminar in Music, Outside Fields, and the Liberal Arts, which is the capstone for the Bachelor of Music in Combination with an Outside Field and Bachelor of Arts in Music degrees. In 2019 he received the Mary I. Arlin ’61 Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate Music Theory.

Johnson published three books and twelve articles and book chapters, and he has given 24 presentations at conferences and 25 additional presentations at other venues. 


One-Year Visiting Endowed Chair

In 2005-2006 he was on leave from Ithaca College to teach at the University at Buffalo as the Visiting Frederick and Alice Slee Professor of Music Theory, the oldest endowed chair in the field.