James Johnson, B.S., M.A.,
35 years experience in Music Education
James Johnson completed his B.S. in Secondary Education and Music Education at North Texas
State University and received an M.A. in Music Therapy in 1982 from Texas Woman's University, where
he taught guitar on the music faculty. After working as a music therapist at San Antonio State Hospital,
he became the first Registered Music Therapist to work for the Windham School District in the Texas
Department of Corrections, where he piloted the music therapy program with psychiatric inmates. He is
retired from the Windham School District faculty where he worked as a music education director, a
special education teacher, and an adult literacy teacher from 1982 to 2011.
He has been on the SHSU School of Music faculty since 1991, and has taught Fundamental of Guitar,
Advanced Guitar, and the Psychology of Music. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors
for the Huntsville Children's Choir, and a member of the Huntsville Men's Choir.
James and his wife Pam produce Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse, and Johnson Studio House Concerts, local music venues.