Lecturer in Musicology
Lynne Johnson received her MA in Musicology in 2001 and her PhD in Musicology in 2009 from the University of Hawaii. Her dissertation is entitled, "Franz Liszt and Camille Saint-Saens: Friendship, Mutual Support, and Influence." Her article, "Camille Saint-SaŽns Changing Exoticism and the Interesting Case of La Foi," was published in the January-March 2006 edition of the Journal of Musicological Research. She presented "Saint-SaŽns's 1978 Concert of Liszt's Orchestral and Choral Works: a New Perspective" at the 2011 conference, Franz Liszt et La France, held in Paris, Villecroze, and Brussels.
Lynne teaches music appreciation and also has taught a course on symphonic literature. From 2004 to 2006, as part of UH's Outreach College, she presented highlights of the Honolulu Symphony's upcoming season. She also gives opera previews though Hawaii Pubic Radio and presents "lanai lectures" just before Hawaii Opera Theater performances at Blaisdell Concert Hall. As a community volunteer, she serves as a trustee on the boards of the Honolulu Symphony Foundation, Hawaii Opera Theater, and Hawaii Public Radio, and as Chairman of the Honolulu Academy of Arts.