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Nick Johns

Piano & Keyboards

Nicholas Johns has a Bachelor of Music degree in organ and piano performance from Georgia State University where he was a University Scholar, played the piano with the GSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and sang with the University Singers. While at GSU, he studied organ with Sarah Martin and piano with Geoffrey Haydon, and was the recipient of the Tom Schneider Memorial Scholarship, the Atlanta AGO Scholarship, and the Atlanta Music Club Scholarship. Nick began his piano studies at the age of five with Martha Melton. Early on in his childhood he developed a curiosity for the pipe organ, and in high school began studying the organ with David Houston. He has conducted orchestras for the musicals Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly, 1940′s Radio Hour, and Les Misérables.  He is a first prize winner of dozens of annual competitions such as the GMEA and GMTA All-State Piano and Chorus competitions, DMEA and DMTA piano competitions, the Margaret A. Guthman piano competition. He previously held the position as Director of Music and Liturgy at Good Shepherd Catholic Church and Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St. Brigid Catholic Church. He currently serves as Interim Organist/Choirmaster at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.