Maya Miro Johnson is an emerging composer and conductor.  Trained as a violinist, she also creates and philosophizes through dance, theater, and the written word.



March 28, 2020
Orchestral work TBA
Philadelphia, PA- Orchestral Music by Curtis Composers with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and guest conductors

May 1, 2020
New work for trumpet TBA
Philadelphia, PA- Curtis Institute of Music, Graduation Recital by Omri Barak, trumpet

June 7-14, 2020
Sarasota, FL- Sarasota Music Festival Residency TBA with Jeffrey Kahane

June 24-August 23, 2020
Festival / Fellowship
Aspen, CO- Aspen Conducting Academy

March 5, 2021
Commission / Premiere
devil take the hindmost (solo piano and electronics)
Culver City, CA- Music/Words and Music @ the Wende Presents: “In the Footsteps of The Master and Margarita” with Inna Faliks


February 2, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT- wild Up: We, the People with Christopher Rountree

February 7, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT- Utah Philharmonia with Robert Baldwin and Stephanie Rhodes-Russell

February 22-24, 2019
Commission / Premiere
wherever you go, there you are (chamber orchestra)
St. Paul, MN – The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with Tito Muñoz, Tapestry19: Reflections on Home

February 28, 2019
Addio (string quartet and electronics)
Salt Lake City, UT – Tribeca Ensemble, Salty Cricket Composers Collective

March 7-8, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT- Utah Philharmonia with Robert Baldwin

March 26-31, 2019
Workshop / Performance / Award / Premiere
Dramatis Personae (large ensemble)
Los Angeles, CA – YoungArts Los Angeles 2019

April 11, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra

April 17, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT – Terry Riley’s In C and FLUXUS with Red Desert Ensemble

May 26, 2019
Works by Beethoven, Zimmermann, and Ravel
Salt Lake City, UT – Studio Recital at Westminster College

May 30, 2019
Dance / Tap / Recital
Salt Lake City, UT- Janet Gray Studios: The Beat Goes On at Kingsbury Hall

June 2-16, 2019
Festival / Commission / Premiere
presumably dogs do not reflect upon thinking itself (horn trio)
University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Performance Venues in Chicago, Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine – Fresh Inc Festival, Fifth House Ensemble

June 21-22, 2019
Performance / Award / Workshop
all that is solid (chamber ensemble and tap dancer)
Minneapolis, MN- NextNotes High School Competition Awards

June 24-28, 2019
Fort Worth, TX- Fundamentals of Orchestral Conducting with Miguel Harth-Bedoya

July 8-20, 2019
Festival / Residency / Commission / Premiere / Concert / Violin
Vestiges (string quartet)
Performances of new participant works
Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy – soundSCAPE Festival, FLUX Quartet

July 27-31, 2019
Workshop / Residency / Premiere
change is the only constant (chamber orchestra)
Santa Cruz, CA- Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music: Composers Workshop

December 11, 2019
when Icarus fell, was there a splash? (voice, chamber ensemble, and electronics)
Philadelphia, PA- Chamber Music by Curtis Composers with musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music

January 3-5, 2020
Manuscripts Don’t Burn (solo piano)
New York City, NY- Bargemusic Here and Now Winter Festival with Inna Faliks

January 2-19, 2020
New York City, NY- Internship with PROTOTYPE Festival

February 9, 2020
Manuscripts Don’t Burn (solo piano)
Baltimore, MD- Peabody Conservatory Guest Artist Recital Series, Inna Faliks

February 13, 17, 2020
This Is Utah Documentary “Nex Gen” airs on PBS Utah