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lee johnson photo 2009 170x195Lee Johnson was born in Minnesota in 1961. He grew up taking lessons on piano, cello, and classical guitar and began composing at age 15. Lee joined the US Army Band as a guitarist and lived in Wurzburg, Germany which gave him and his family many wonderful opportunities to see and experience Germany and Europe.

Today, Lee Johnson is working as a very in demand composer, conductor, performer and producer. He has works that have been performed and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the London Session Orchestra, The American Rock Orchestra, The Cyberlin Philharmonia and many others; all under his baton.

Lee Johnson has recorded and conducted numerous works at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London. He has composed ten symphonies, numerous chamber works, four musicals, three operas, concerti, choral and vocal works, works for ballet theater, feature and experimental film, and hundreds of works for multimedia and interactive technologies. Johnson is in demand as a guest lecturer for his creative works and is a frequent speaker and clinician at colleges, universities, and fine arts organizations.

His works can be found on the following labels:

  • Warner Music Group
  • Compendia Music Group
  • Decca Records
  • Deutche Grammaphone
  • Universal Classics
  • Intersound International
  • Platinum Entertainment
  • Pamplin Music
  • CCn’C Records
  • Koch Records

lee johnson dead symphony 170x170Lee Johnson has guest conducted with the following orchestras and ensembles:

  • Russian National Orchestra
  • Russian Spiritual Renaissance Concert Choir
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • London Session Orchestra
  • London Metro Voices
  • Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra
  • Mankato Symphony Orchestra
  • Goliard Ensemble
  • LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
  • Contemporary Vocal Ensemble of Indiana University
  • Lafayette Chorale
  • Choral Guild of Atlanta
  • LaGrange Opera Theater
  • Minnesota State University Orchestra
  • Minnesota Valley Chorale
  • Molndal Conservatory Orchestra and Chorus, Sweden
  • University of Georgia Wind Symphony

Johnson’s guest lectures, special performances, or panelist activities have been for the following institutions:

  • Moscow Conservatory of Music
  • Gnesin (Russian) Academy of Music
  • Southeastern Institute for Education in the Arts - Univ. of Tenn.
  • Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts
  • Alabama Dance Summit
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Seaside Institute, FL
  • Southeastern Horn Symposium, University of Georgia
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Educational Program
  • International Horn Society
  • 2001 Connections Conference, Montgomery, AL
  • Leadership Troup Conference, LaGrange College, GA
  • Grammies in the Schools, Georgia State University
  • Northern Ireland Center for Musical Excellence
  • Northern Ireland Southern Education and Library Board
  • The ArtReach Foundation’s, Sarajevo

lee johnson photo 2007 260x195Johnson has received an Emmy Award, was named Georgia Artist of the Year, has charted on Billboard, has won ASCAP and ADDY Awards, and is the full-time Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Music Chair at LaGrange College, GA.

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