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Korianne Johnson

Assistant Teaching Professor
MDT Music Coordinator, Vocal Division—Contemporary

1136 RB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602


Korianne Orton-Johnson holds a BFA in Music Dance Theatre and an MM in Vocal Performance-Opera from Brigham Young University. She has been teaching privately for 22 years, 19 of them at BYU. Currently an Assistant Professor and Contemporary Voice Division Coordinator at BYU, her students have been featured on many stages all over the country such as Tuacahn, Sundance Theater, Playmill West Yellowstone, Carriage House Theatre in Canada, The Muny Theatre, Hale Theatre West Valley, Hale Theater Orem, National Tours, Off-Broadway and Broadway.
Many of her students have competed and placed in NATS on the local and regional levels in several categories. Korianne is currently a member of the Central Utah NATS (National Association of Teachers in Singing) chapter and MTEA (Musical Theater Educators Alliance).
As a sought after music director, working for the Hale Center Theater Orem, SCERA, Sundance Theatre; Playmill Theatre West Yellowstone, BYU, and UVU, she has music directed shows such as : Xanadu; Scarlet Pimpernel; Footloose; Tarzan, Lucky Stiff; Singin’ in the Rain; The Wonderettes; The Civil War; Cinderella; The Girl, the Grouch and the Goat; Suessical; Beauty and the Beast; Hello Dolly; The Fantasticks; South Pacific; Urinetown; Kiss Me Kate; My Fair Lady; Oklahoma!; All Shook Up; and The Beggar’s Opera.

Research Interests

Movement, Breath and Yoga and it's affects on the singer.

Teaching Interests

Contemporary Vocal Pedagogy
Acting for Musical Theater Singers
Contemporary Group Voice
Contemporary Private Voice


  • Music, Vocal Performance , Brigham Young University (2014)
  • Music Dance Theater, , Brigham Young University (2002)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Rock The Audition, Rock The Audition Teacher Certification (2015 - Present)
  • Yoga Alliance, YTT-200 Yoga Teacher Training (2020 - 2021)


  • Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (2016 - Present)
  • National Association of Teachers in Singing (2005 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Adjudicator, Classical Singer Magazine Musical Theatre Competition (2022 - 2022)
  • Adjudicator, Classical Singer Magazine (2021 - 2021)
  • Adjudicator, National Association of Teachers in Singing (2021 - 2021)

Courses Taught


Korianne Orton Johnson Diane Thueson Reich Jared Alexander Pierce
Korianne Orton Johnson
Korianne Orton Johnson Tara Wardle
Korianne Orton Johnson
Jared Alexander Pierce Diane Thueson Reich Korianne Orton Johnson
Korianne Orton Johnson
Jared Alexander Pierce Diane Thueson Reich Korianne Orton Johnson
Korianne Orton Johnson Brian Manternach Erik Hood