Carl Johengen has garnered a reputation for excellence as a composer, singer, voice teacher, and conductor. His compositional talents first drew national attention in 1993 when he captured first prize in a composition contest sponsored by World Library. His winning entry, "Veni Creator Spiritus," was premiered before an audience of 3,000 at the National Association of Pastoral Musicians convention in St. Louis and has been released on CD and cassette. Since then, more than twenty of his liturgical compositions have been published by World Library and other publishers. In June 1994, Carl's work, "I Am the Living Bread," was the winning entry in the "Young New York '94" hymn competition, sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York.
A respected church musician, Carl served for three years as Diocesan Director of Music for the Diocese of Syracuse, presenting workshops, clinics, training programs, and retreats for musicians throughout Central, Northern, and Western New York.
Currently, Carl is Assistant Professor of Voice at the Crane School of Music (State University of New York College at Potsdam). Carl holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Ithaca College and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. In May 1998, he was awarded Eastman's prestigious Performer's Certificate.
A tenor, Carl has appeared in numerous venues across the east coast. His artistry has received notice in a number of national and international singing competitions.
Carl is available to offer custom workshops, concerts, or other programs at both local parish and diocesan levels.