About

 

 

(These bios may be used for program notes)

Long Bio

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Lane Johnson was born in 1958. He studied composition with Dr. Merrill Bradshaw, Dr. David Sargent, and Dr. Thomas Durham at Brigham Young University, where he received his degree in Music Composition and Theory in 1982. He also received a teaching certificate in Choral Music Education in 1986. He has taught choral music at both the Junior High and High School levels and has conducted various church choirs as well. Mr. Johnson's compositions and arrangements have been performed by University, High School, Junior High School, Church and Community choirs all over the world. His pieces have also been performed at ACDA National and Regional Conventions and have also been featured in High School State Honor Choir programs. He has received several commissions for original compositions and arrangements from many groups, including the Brigham Young University Singers, the Northern Arizona University Shrine of the Ages choir, the Minnesota Saints Chorale, Utah Valley University, Wasatch Chorale, and various high school and jr. high choirs.

Mr. Johnson's music is published by Walton Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Jackman Music, and Lane Johnson Music. Music published by Lane Johnson Music is available online at www.lanejohnsonmusic.com. Lane is a member of the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) and ASCAP.

In addition to his free-lance work as a composer, he works as the Vice President of Engineering at Imagine Learning in Provo, Utah. He is married to Marcia Skousen Johnson and resides in Lindon, Utah. 

Short Bio

Lane Johnson was born in 1958. He studied composition with Dr. Merrill Bradshaw, Dr. David Sargent, and Dr. Thomas Durham at Brigham Young University, where he received his degree in Music Composition and Theory in 1982. He also received a teaching certificate in Choral Music Education in 1986. He has taught choral music at both the Junior High and High School levels and has conducted various church choirs as well. Mr. Johnson's compositions and arrangements have been performed by University, High School, Junior High School, Church and Community choirs all over the world.

Mr. Johnson's music is published by Walton Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Jackman Music, and Lane Johnson Music. Music published by Lane Johnson Music is available online at www.lanejohnsonmusic.com. Lane is a member of the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) and ASCAP.

 


What Others Are Saying

 

ronaldstaheli.jpg“Lane Johnson's choral music speaks with eloquent beauty directly to the heart and mind.  His discerning choice of texts comes to the choir in the embrace of beautifully constructed vocal sonorities that are as musically satisfying as they are structurally sound.  Mr. Johnson writes from his heart and mind, each complementing the other, all to glorious results.  BYU Singers has already performed many of his pieces; we hope to perform many more in future years.  The choir's immediate connection to his music is matched by the enthusiastic response from our audiences.  I strongly urge you to carefully examine Mr. Johnson's first-rate compositions.”

     Dr. Ronald Staheli
     Former Director of Choral and Conducting Studies
     Brigham Young University


 

edithcopley.jpg“After hearing Lane Johnson's choral music performed at both ACDA National and Western Conventions, we commissioned him to write a new work for the Northern Arizona University Shrine of the Ages Choir. Lane's music has immediate appeal, because of the accessible, extended harmonies and expressive setting of the poetry. The texts that Lane selects typically have a strong message that helps the singers immediately connect with the music in a profound way. I strongly encourage you to explore and program the choral works of Lane Johnson; it is a journey that you and your singers will definitely want to take.”

Dr. Edith Copley
Director of Choral Studies
Northern Arizona University

  


"The music really puts its arms around you from the start and does not let go until it makes its final statement."

Gunilla Luboff, Former Owner of Walton Music
(Regarding "Sweet Love Remember'd")


  

stegall.jpg"Snowflakes was a hit with the 2010 Colorado All-State Mixed Choir.  It was quite the buzz at the convention... Someone has posted a video of the performance on YouTube.  Hope you enjoy it. 

Thanks again for a wonderful piece of music."

Dr. James Stegall
Director of Choral Activities
School of Music, Western Illinois University