NEWS AND REVIEWS

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EVERYONE IS ‘REDISCOVERING’ FLORENCE PRICE. LEAVE IT TO THE L.A. PHIL TO REVEAL HER ESSENCE

Mark Swed LA Times, November 21, 2022

Great article about the "Rock My Soul" festival at the LA Phil and my performance of Florence Price's Symphony No. 3!

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Cultural Attache - Craig Byrd

Thanks to Craig Byrd for a fun and wide-ranging interview!

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Peter Dobrin-Philadelphia Inquirer Oct 19, 2022

In depth exploration of the history of Black conductors on the podium and whether this moment of greater visibility will last and create change within the classical music industry!

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From Grit to Grace!

Renowned music director Jeri Lynne Johnson channeled her rage from an audition rejection by creating the diverse, critically acclaimed Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia.

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Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth.  I was so honored that VOA added my story to their news service to share my work around the world.

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OPERA AMERICA AWARD!

January 26, 2022

OPERA America awards 2022 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors.  I am so excited and honored to receive this prestigious award from Opera America for my upcoming work with the Florida Grand Opera conducting Handel's Agrippina!

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WHAT CLASSICAL MUSIC CAN TELL US ABOUT THE WORLD

January 1, 2025

Jeri Lynne Johnson, a University of Chicago alumna, describes how her Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra transforms ‘grit into grace’