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Associate Professor Michael Johanson wins composing award

August 03, 2015

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Michael Johanson, Director and Associate Professor of composition and music theory at Lewis & Clark, was recently given the Oregon Music Teacher’s Association’s “Composer of the Year” award for 2015.

The OMTA describes the award as seeking to encourage “the creation of new works by American composers. The OMTA Composer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding talent in Oregon by commissioning a new work from the selected composer.”

We’re extremely proud of Michael’s achievement, and look forward to hearing the new music that will come as a result.

If you are interested in learning more about the OMTA, or about the other types of awards and honors they offer, you can go here. To read more about Michael’s work and other honors, see his profile.

Congratulations, Michael!