Jake Johnson

I'm Jake Johnson, associate professor of musicology at Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass School of Music and the author of Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America (2019) and Lying in the Middle: Musical Theater and Belief at the Heart of America (2021).

Review: A Book of Verbs is Something to Hear Michael Hicks, Spencer Kimball’s Record Collection: Essays on Mormon Music

Articles/Essays – Volume 54, No. 2

A book of essays has an upward inflection; it sounds like a question. To essai, in French, is to attempt. To try. But this is not the essay’s reputation. Ideals of ironclad arguments, footnoted discoveries,…

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Mormons, Musical Theater, and the Public Arena of Doubt

Articles/Essays – Volume 48, No. 4

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