Donivan Johnson received his Master of Arts in Composition from California State University, Northridge. He serves as the only K-12 music instructor for the Selkirk School District. He was on the roster for the 2010 – 2012 Humanities Washington Inquiring Mind Speakers Bureau. In October 2011 he presented his interactive lecture entitled Listen Up! What Is Modern Music? in Redmond and Moses Lake. In September 2011 Johnson was selected as classical music correspondent for The Spokesman-Review.