Michael Johnson
Head: MBET
Assistant Professor
BA, University of Florida

Michael Johnson is an active performer, producer and recording engineer who currently lives and works in Philadelphia. In addition to teaching at UArts, he also heads the Music Technology Department within the School of Music. Michael has been very active in the American independent rock universe for the last decade, having been a part of releases on labels including Sub Pop, Matador, Ninja Tune, and Hometapes. He has performed on or engineered albums by Kurt Vile, Daedelus, the War On Drugs, Nightlands, Lilys, Holopaw, and Pattern Is Movement, as well as his current Ape School project and more. He has toured the United States and Europe extensively and shared the stage with the aforementioned artists and such rock luminaries as Dinosaur Jr, Iron and Wine, and Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) among others. Over the years, his efforts and exploits have been featured in the likes of Rolling Stone,, CNN, Playboy Magazine, Newsweek, and MTV. He currently focuses his energies on his duties at UArts, while maintaining an active performance and production schedule for his own projects as well as outside interests. Michael is sponsored by Eventide's audio division and is highly versed and experienced in the use of analog synthesizers. For more information, feel free to contact Michael at

Class Schedule, Fall 2017

W10:00AM - 11:20AMMBET Project Forum
T05:30PM - 07:20PMRecording I
T03:30PM - 05:20PMRecording I
W01:00PM - 02:50PMRecording II
W03:30PM - 05:20PMRecording II
- Music Internship

Contact Info

Office: Merriam Theater 2ND
Tel: 215-717-6335
Fax: 215-545-8056