Johanna Royo received her BM and MM in Vocal Performance from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM and PhD in Music Education with a minor in Musicology from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Secondary teaching experiences included private and choral instruction at Allegro School of Music, the Arizona School for the Blind, and directing the University of Arizona High School Outreach Choir in Tucson, Arizona. Through the AmeriCorps Artist in Residence program, she taught voice and music history classes, after-school programs, and summer programs at Alma d’Arte Charter High School in Las Cruces, NM. She also has extensive performance experience and has served as an adjudicator at competitions in New Mexico.
In addition to voice and choral instruction, she taught music appreciation and university-level music education methods classes to non-music majors, intending to utilize musical expression and skill to expand student self-concepts and encourage unique music-making experiences. As a student teacher supervisor, she actively aids student teacher socialization and professional development in public school systems. Her research interests include self-efficacy, mind-body approaches, self-concept, flow theory, and motivation in music education.