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Matt Johnston

Matt Johnston

Using Chamber Music to Fast-track Your Band or Orchestra to a Winning Performance!

Clinic Synopsis:

Teaching in a more intimate musical setting, it is simply easier, faster and more effective to teach a trio, quartet, quintet etc. Being a part of a performance in contrast to a part of a section. The significance of 1 versus 1 of 60. Awareness of how a composition functions at a higher individual set of skills. In a simpler way, teaching students how to musically connect with others! Learn how to apply what is taught in chamber music to larger performing organizations.

Matt Johnston - Biographical Information

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Matt Johnston graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and a certificate in bassoon performance. While at Florida State, he also studied the organ, flute, clarinet, and piano. For many years, Matt self-published his arrangements and transcriptions under Malejo Publications. Many of his transcriptions for clarinet choir have been recorded by the University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble and can be heard on multiple CDs. In 2011, he became the owner of ALRY Publications, a sheet music publishing company established in 1981, originally based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He now enjoys spending his time working with the 200+ composers and arrangers represented in the catalog. After many years living and working in Seattle, and following a brief stint in Stuttgart, Germany, Matt currently lives in Rotterdam (Netherlands). ALRY PUBLICATIONS currently represents, among many others, the composer Dr. Leroy Osmon and his many chamber works published by both ALRY and RBC Publications.

Leroy Osmon - Biographical Information

Dr. Leroy Osmon (B.S., M.M., D.M.A.) is an internationally-known composer/conductor/educator who is presently living in Merida, Yucatan. His published compositions number more than 125 and are represented by seven publishers in the United States, Mexico, England, and The Netherlands. For more than twenty years, Osmon has worked as an advisor/consultant to the University of Yucatan (UADY) Orquesta de Camara. Osmon receives commissions for all music genres and he has received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Standard Music Award for Composition 23 times and the Medallion La Ville De Contrexeville (Contrexeville, France) twice. His works have been performed at every major music conference in the United States. His music has been performed as well in Europe, Australia, Japan, Israel, India and Mexico. He has received 11 Grammy List Nominations: 2004, 2008, 2019, and 2020. For 23 consecutive years, Osmon has had a work performed at the prestigious Midwest International Band and Orchestra Convention in Chicago, Illinois. In January 2008, Leroy Osmon was nominated for both a Pulitzer Prize and the University of Louisville Grawemeer Award for Music composition for Zeraim from the Book of Ruth. In 2021, Dr. Osmon was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his composition Charuhas: Sinfonia Concertante for 10 Musicians.