Sam Johnson serves as graduate teaching associate in the cello studio at Ohio State. He is artistic director and co-founder of CELLOHIO, a cello ensemble that seeks to expand what the instrument can do and create positive change in the world. A member of the Iuka String Trio and the Sonic Arts Ensemble, Sam Johnson enjoys making the cello "at home" in every genre of music. Sam plays in Sweet Teeth, a progressive pop punk band based in Columbus, Ohio. Sweet Teeth creates energetic dance music in uneven meters, with highly modified guitar sounds and rich acoustic cello.