University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue BEC 09
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105 · USA
Shersten Johnson is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of St. Thomas, where she teaches a variety of courses in music theory. Her interests include twentieth-century opera and art song, as well as cognitive linguistics and poetics and music semiotics. In addition to the United States, she has presented her research in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Her publications appear in Music Theory Spectrum, Music & Letters, Opera Today, and the Journal of Music and Meaning. Her doctoral research engages conceptual modeling of music and text relations in a hermeneutic critique of Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice. Recently she was awarded the Westrup Prize for distinguished article of 2005 by the editors of Music & Letters.