Conductor, piano recitalist, and accompanist Craig Randal Johnson maintains an active schedule across the United States and in several European countries, as well as in the Upper Midwest.   Based in Minneapolis, Craig Randal Johnson is available as orchestral conductor, solo pianist or accompanist, and as an adjudicator. Please contact him at musiccrj@visi.com.

Upcoming Engagements:

Minnehaha Music Gathering 2015

4:00 PM/ April 26, 2015

Edina Country Club/ Edina, Minnesota

Presented with support from the Edina Arts and Culture Commission.

Registration and further information is found at: http://www.minnehahamusic.org/performances_events.shtml


Solo Piano Recital   /  Sibelius at 150

7:00 PM/  May 15, 2015

Thomaston Federated Church

South Thomaston, Maine

Sponsored by Finnish Heritage House


Solo Piano Recital   /  Sibelius at 150

2:00 PM/ May 17, 2015

Clark Chapel at the Pomfret School, Pomfret, Connecticut

Sponsored by The Finnish American Heritage Society of Canterbury, Connecticut

A reception will be held in the Pomfret School dining hall after the concert.


Minnehaha Music/ Craig Randal Johnson, Artistic Director

Edina (Minneapolis), Minnesota

The Minnehaha Music Repertory Orchestra played its first concert on November 9, 2014, at Dragseth Auditorium in Edina, Minnesota.   The highly successful and well attended concert featured up and coming tenor Justin Berkowitz singing arias by Donizetti, Rossini and Mozart.   The orchestra played works by Beethoven, Tschaikowsky, Faure and Smetana.

The Minnehaha Music Repertory Orchestra, an orchestral ‘reading orchestra’, launched its first season in September 2013, playing 17 reading sessions in 2013-14 season.  This activity is ongoing in 2014-15, and now nearly 40 musicians may attend a reading session. The orchestra typically ‘reads’ symphonic repertoire of the classical and romantic periods.

For more information visit Minnehaha Music at www.minnehahamusic.org.


Craig Randal Johnson conducted the USA premiere of the new Jukka Linkola opera, Pine Mountain Music Festival production of, "Rockland, The Opera", to sold out houses in Houghton, Michigan (July 2011). Opera magazine (London) noted in its January 2012 issue:

"The conductor Craig Randal Johnson brought out the darkness in the music, kept the score and singers well balanced, and made the musical climaxes pay off."

'Rockland the Opera” was web livestreamed over the internet, reaching tens of thousands of viewers.

© Craig Randal Johnson 2015