Nicki Johnson makes music: as a singer, as a song leader, as a creator and collaborator, and believes that participation in music-making is a powerful force for healing and change. Nicki has led groups of culturally and linguistically diverse singers; designed and delivered singing projects to connect and support parents and babies; and facilitated singing and songwriting programs with vulnerable young folk. In her role at Community Music Victoria Nicki is responsible for the design of such programs, collaborating with CMVic’s Regional Catalysts, music group leaders and local communities in their implementation.
Nicki’s great passion is in sharing music with a focus on inclusion, social justice and climate activism, and currently leads a health centre choir in Banyule, With One Voice inclusive choirs in Kingston and Greater Dandenong, and fun ukulele jams in every spare moment.
As performing and teaching artist with Songrise quartet, Nicki sings the lowest notes and can thump out a pretty funky body percussion routine when required. With partner Craig Barrie, Nicki is one songwriting-ukulele-playing-mouth-trumpeting half of contemporary folk duo All the Way Home.