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. Recently, she held staff pianist positions at Gonzaga and Whitworth universities and performed for multiple seasons with Opera Coeur d’Alene and Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. 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. Johnson is a recipient of the 2018 Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship at SongFest, and she will also be on staff for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artist Vocal Program this summer.