Evan Shaw Johnson (b. 1998) is a composer, arranger, and performer specializing in musical theatre. His musical We Are Here was a winner of the 2019 New Voices Project from New Musicals Inc. He is an active musical theatre arranger and copyist. Notable credits include Fountain of You at the Zeiders American Dream Theater (Virginia Beach 2022), a workshop and full production of Matthew Hardy’s Virtuoso (New York 2019 and Poland 2020), and additional orchestrations for StarKid: Homecoming (Los Angeles 2019), work praised by writers Darren Criss and A.J. Holmes. Evan also composes concert music—his catalog includes music for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, and electronics. His music has been performed by groups such as C3LA, HEX Ensemble, Apple Hill Chamber Ensemble, and the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at CalArts. His choral music is published by See-A-Dot Music Publishing. He is currently working on his second full-length musical--The Scars of Your Body, a collaboration with playwright and lyricist Valerie Work. Evan teaches musicianship and piano at Silver Music, a private Suzuki string school on the Upper West Side, working with children from kindergarten through high school. He is an alumnus of The Walden School Young Musicians Program and holds a BFA in Composition from the California Institute of the Arts. His hobbies outside of music include doing crossword puzzles, playing board games, and figure skating. Find out more at evanjohnsonmusic.com.
C4 is funded in part by:
The Rea Charitable Trust
C4 is a proud member of: New York Choral Consortium