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Rich Johnson

Biography

Rich Johnson (b. 1975) is an American composer and educator.

Rich attended The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, and The Music Conservatorium at the University of Melbourne, Australia, earning a Master of Music Studies degree by course work and a Master of Music degree in research both in composition studying under Australian composers Brenton Broadstock and Stuart Greenbaum.

Rich has had pieces performed at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival located near Melbourne, Australia, The Linari Classic, Festival Internazionale della Musica, located south of Florence, Italy, and various honor band festivals all around the United States. Rich won the "Pathways Composition Competition" in 2008 and the 2010 "Fusion Series Contest", both with concert band works. His music can be heard in documentaries, short and feature length films from all over the world.

He has over twelve years experience an instrumental music director at the Roscoe Central School, The Albany Academies, and Hoosic Valley Schools. Currently Rich has returned to The Albany Academies to teach his other passions of filmmaking and theatre.


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