Jacquelyn Johnson began her cello studies at the age of 7 in Birmingham, Alabama with the MOP Program (Music Opportunity Program). She then moved on to study with Craig Hultgren at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where in the music department, they performed in many different venues from small arts festivals to performing for the Mayor of Birmingham and the Southern Living Magazine anniversary. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University while studying with Dennis Parker and her Master’s degree with Martha Gerschefski and Pamela Devenport. She is currently finishing her Doctorate degree at LSU with Dennis Parker.
Ms. Johnson has played with a variety of ensembles and symphonies, including but not limited to; the LSU Symphony, GSU Symphony, Rapides Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony and the Lake Charles Symphony. She also continues to perform as a solo artist throughout the South and also collaborates in other small chamber groups with Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, as well as with her current peers and colleagues.