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Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Associate Professor Music


Richard Johnson is a composer and multimedia artist whose favorite films of his youth--equal parts Kurosawa and Spielberg--inspired his ongoing interest in culture and history, the music of Takemitsu and Williams, and fostered an obsession with adventure and storytelling. His works for performers, electronics, and video have been performed internationally and across the United States.


  • BM, West Chester University
  • MM, University of Hartford
  • DMA, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Research Interests

  • Film Scores
  • Video Game Scores
  • Multimedia


  • Musashi, for flute, electronics, and video
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  • Introit, for trumpet, electronics, and video
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  • Anno D, for trumpet, piano, and percussion with live electronics
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Courses Taught

  • MUS 101 – Fundamentals of Music
  • MUS 103 – Music Theory I
  • MUS 104 – Music Theory II
  • MUS 203 – Music Theory III
  • MUS 204 – Music Theory IV
  • MUS 215 – Introduction to Electronic Music


  • Music