Lee Johnson is an American composer who is actively pursuing new ways of making and presenting symphonic music to a global audience.
Johnson's symphonic compositions have been performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, the California Symphony Orchestra, the Vega String Quartet, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, the Alton Symphony Orchestra, the University City Symphony Orchestra, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, as well as the university orchestras of the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn University, the University of West Florida, LaGrange College, Minnesota State University, Saint Xavier University and many others.
He has conducted and recorded his music with the London Symphony Orchestra, The Russian National Orchestra, the London Session Orchestra, the Center for Contemporary Music Moscow, and with numerous session orchestras in some of the world's finest recording studios.
Lee Johnson has released CD albums and symphonic film DVD's on the Warner Bros., CCn'C Records, Intersound International, Platinum Records, Deutche Austrophon, Pamplin Music, Compendia Music, Tikal Records, OMI Records, and the Jammates Records Classical labels. Special selections of Johnson's music has also been released on Deutche Grammaphone, Universal Klassics, and the Decca Records labels.
Johnson's music, as well as his symphonic films, have been broadcast internationally. His critically acclaimed "Dead Symphony no. 6" received dozens of feature magazine and newspaper stories as well as feature broadcasts on Sirius/XM, WNYC of New York, NPR's "Weekend Edition" with Scott Simon, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Minnesota Public Radio, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and dozens of newspaper feature articles, reviews, and radio interviews from around the US and the internet.