Richard Johnson (b. 1978) is a composer whose music seeks a balance between the romantic and the meditative.

Richard has studied music composition at The Hartt School of Music and Dance
and West Chester University, studying with Robert Carl, David Macbride, Robert Maggio, and Larry Nelson.

He is currently pursuing a DMA in Composition at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at University of Missouri, Kansas City, where he has studied with
James Mobberley, Zhou Long, Chen Yi, and Mukai Kohei.
He has also had lessons with Joseph Schwantner and George Crumb.