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.



June 24-August 23, 2020 [DEFERRED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 ]
Festival / Fellowship
Aspen, CO- Aspen Conducting Academy

September 12th, 2020
Livestream Performance / Violin
Works by Sarrah Bushara and Astor Piazzolla
Luna Composition Lab Livestream

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


July 11-August 1, 2020
Teaching Assistantship
Curtis Summerfest Young Artist Summer Program, a digital festival

July 23, 2020
Live-streamed Performance
Manuscripts Don’t Burn
Los Angeles, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, and St. Cloud, MN- Young Artist Piano Camp concert with Inna Faliks

July 21-22, 2020
Live-streamed Performance / Violin
Salt Lake City, UT- Excellence in the Community Presents Daniel Tselyakov & the Libby Quintet at the Gallivan

July 10, 2020
Live-streamed Performance
Manuscripts Don’t Burn
Los Angeles, CA- Corona Fridays with Inna Faliks

June 7-14, 2020 [POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19]
Ineluctable Modality of the Visible
Sarasota, FL- Sarasota Music Festival with Jeffrey Kahane and Festival Fellows

May 14, 2020
Panel Discussion via Facebook Live with Teddy Abrams, Marin Alsop, Maya Miro Johnson, Tito Muñoz, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, & Benjamin Wenzelberg

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

April 25-26, 2020 [CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19]
Orchestra Performance
Philadelphia, PA- Curtis Symphony Orchestra: A Tribute to Isaac Stern

April 4, 2020 [CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19]
Chamber Performance
Philadelphia, PA- Curtis Ensemble 20/21 Presents Ayre

March 28, 2020 [POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19]
Golem gives itself a Name (full orchestra)
Philadelphia, PA- Orchestral Music by Curtis Composers with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and guest conductors

March 4, 2020
Walking Alone at Night (electronics and two performers)
Philadelphia, PA- Curtis Institute of Music Forty-Third Student Recital, with Sarrah Bushara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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