Jeremiah Johnson is a financial consultant and performer with a passion for keeping other artists from making the same foolish mistakes he once did. After graduation from the Cincinnati Conservatory, the baritone recognized that his money and his finances were a wreck. He educated himself about money and the power of personal finance while correcting his mistakes, and in doing so, realized his dual mission in life: performing, and helping to educate other artists. He has created a simple program utilizing smartphone apps, simple concepts, and checklists to help musicians understand the finances of being a freelancer.
Jeremiah’s clients have sung all over the country including San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. In addition to working with artists of all genres in financial consultation, he lectures college students and young artists throughout the country. Notable masterclasses include the Steinhardt School of Music at NYU, University of Delaware, Virginia Opera, and Spotlight on Opera.
As a professional singer, Jeremiah has a special understanding of the needs of freelancers and artists. His career has taken him from sought-after Young Artist Programs such as Sarasota Opera, Opera Memphis, and Virginia Opera, to world premieres. Recently, he created the role of Harry Angel in the world premiere of Falling Angel with the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York City and sang the roles of Antonio and Alonso on the cast recording of Joseph Shore’s new opera, The Tempest. Other engagements include Silvio in Il Pagliacci at Opera in the Heights and Sir Dinidan in Camelot with Virginia Opera.