Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Music
Composition, Music Technology & Film Music
Lee Johnson has composed a large body of works that include nine innovative symphonies,
two nontraditional operas, concertos, musicals, cantatas, chamber music, vocal
and choral works, electroacoustic music, and is a recognized leader in the exciting
genre of Symphonic Film.
His highly successful Dead Symphony no. 6 was premiered by the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra to rave reviews and enjoyed substantial media coverage that included;
Good Morning America, NPR’s Weekend Edition, The Washington Post and the Washington
Times, the Associated Press, Reuter’s News Agency, along with dozens of radio,
magazine, podcast, and newspaper interviews.
Johnson has conducted and produced numerous recording sessions with world renowned
orchestras at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, Mosfilm Studios in Moscow,
and other leading recording studios. His conducting credits include recordings
with The London Symphony Orchestra, The Russian National Orchestra, The London
Session Orchestra, The Taliesin Orchestra, and many others.
His recorded works appear on Universal Classics, Warner Bros., CCn’C Records,
Deutsche Austrophon, Vision Video, Platinum Entertainment, Pamplin Music, Jammates
Records, and can be found worldwide on legal down load sites.
Lee Johnson began teaching at LaGrange College in 1989 is the developer of the
Creative Music Technologies degree program.