Celeste Marie Johnson
With a style described as “eloquent” by the Baltimore Sun, pianist Celeste Marie Johnson is deeply inspired by the unique power of words and music functioning in artistic tandem and constantly seeks diverse opportunities as a collaborative performer. She recently held staff pianist positions at Gonzaga and Whitworth universities and performed for multiple seasons with Inland Northwest Opera and Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Internationally, she has been on tour with the Gonzaga Chamber Choir in Colombia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Johnson is currently a DMA candidate in collaborative piano at Boston University, where she studies with Dr. Javier Arrebola. She holds degrees in piano performance and vocal accompanying from Baylor University and The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, respectively. This summer, Johnson was part of the Opera Saratoga Young Artist Program.