Peggy Still Johnson
Peggy is Macauley's Arts & Philanthropy Director focusing on and overseeing the creative arts and community outreach.
Most recently, Peggy was the Executive Director for Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The Callanwolde team under Peggy's direction transformed the center in less than 5 years. Nearly five years ago the Board of Directors at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center set ambitious goals for newly hired Executive Director, Peggy Still Johnson. Much to their surprise, Peggy would accomplish these goals in half the time they expected. Top on this list of priorities was to restore all seven of the buildings on the 12-acre campus to their past glory and, in doing so, expand the program offerings to better serve the diverse arts community in Greater Atlanta. At the time of Johnson’s arrival, only three buildings were being utilized for classes. On October 25th, 2018, the Board’s ambitious goal was realized with the ribbon-cutting for the final restoration project at the estate, and for the first time in its history, Callanwolde is able to utilize the entire campus for arts education.
Peggy serves on the Advisory Board for Georgia State University School of Music, Georgia Music Partners, Atlanta Film Festival, has served 5 years on the Board of Governors (Composer Seat) for The Recording Academy (Grammy Organization.) She is an alumna of Leadership Atlanta (class of 2013) and Leadership DeKalb (class of 2014). Peggy released her avant garde CD Footsteps and later a single ("Pie Jesu") she wrote for the award-winning film Requiem for Herstory. “Pie Jesu” was on the ballot for the 54th Grammy Awards and nominated for an Indie Award for Best Classical and Orchestral Song (Independent Label Music Award.) Peggy worked with Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett on their musical production Ghost Brothers of Darkland County as the vocal coach and copyist (working on the musical score.) Peggy has performed all over the world as a soloist and in bands and also performed in Maui for former President George and Barbara Bush along with singing as a soloist the “National Anthem” at Turner Field (Atlanta Braves Game) and Philips Arena (Atlanta Hawks Game.) Peggy founded the Peggy Still School of Music in 1988 which grew to three locations, 600 students and 45 teachers. Peggy successfully sold the Peggy Still School of Music in 2011. She also founded Peggy Johnson Productions & Talent where she worked as a music supervisor, casting agent, coached/developed talent, and a composer/arranger of music for film. She has worked on such films and television shows (coaching, casting, composing, music supervision): Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Parental Guidance, Bessie, Requiem for Herstory, Greenleaf, American Idol, America's Got Talent, and more. Peggy composed music for the Point of Light video presentation at the Kennedy Center and arranged, performed, & recorded music for the Dedication of the Atlanta Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.