November 2011

Arlington, MA – Evan received his Ph.D. in composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he studied with David Felder as a Presidential Fellow; other teachers include Johannes Schöllhorn, Chaya Czernowin, Richard Barrett and Brian Ferneyhough. A summa cum laude graduate from Yale University in 2002, Johnson has been invited to numerous composition seminars and festivals in the USA, Canada and Europe. He has received awards from the BMI and the Concert Artists Guild (2009 Carlos Surinach Commission), the Rhode Island Foundation (2008 Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship in Composition), ASCAP (2008 Morton Gould Young Composers\’ Award), the Ensemblia Festival (Shortlist 2007), the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts (2007 Fellow), Columbia University (2006 Joseph H. Bearns Prize), Society for New Music (2003 Brian M. Israel Prize), the New York Art Ensemble (Young Composers’ Competition 2001), Broadcast Music, Inc. (a 2000 BMI Student Composer Award and Carlos Surinach Prize), the Washington Conservatory of Music (the 1997 Sotireos Vlahopoulos Young Composer’s Prize), and Yale University (the Joseph Lentilhon Selden Memorial Award, the Abraham Beekman Cox Prize, and the Friends of Music Prize for his orchestral work Horizontals White over Dark).

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