Edmond Johnson is Director of Academic Advising and Coordinator of the Core Program at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he also teaches courses in Music History. He received his PhD in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011. He has published articles in the Journal of Musicology and Keyboard Perspectives, as well as contributing several entries on musical instruments to Grove/Oxford Music Online. His article “The Death and Second Life of the Harpsichord” (Journal of Musicology) was awarded the 2015 Frances Densmore Prize by the American Musical Instrument Society. He currently serves as the Reviews Editor for the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society.
Edmond’s research focuses on the history of musical instruments and their intersecting social, cultural, and technological histories, with a particular interest in keyboard and mechanical instruments. In his administrative work, he is interested in innovative approaches to academic advising and high-impact curricular practices, including undergraduate research, first-year seminars, learning communities, and fostering common intellectual experiences.