Maya Miro Johnson is an interdisciplinary creator who considers her work philosophy not
constrained to logic and reason:
• Exorcising hereditary ghosts
• Corroding supremacy paradigms
• Affirming proletariat value of the quotidian/enigmatic
• Manipulating dualities
Recipient of Schuman and Surinach Prizes in the 2020 BMI Student Composer Awards, Maya made her professional debut in 2019 with a commission from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Next season
includes record label debuts with Inna Faliks and HOCKET; works for Zeitgeist, loadbang, Johnny Gandelsman, David Michalek, B.K. Zervigon and J.T. Hassell; and an artist residency at the Sarasota Music Festival.
Maya has studied at NYO-USA, Luna Composition Lab, BUTI, Fresh Inc Festival, soundSCAPE Performance/Composition Exchange, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and Aspen Conducting Academy. She currently holds the Tureck Bach Research Institute Fellowship at the Curtis Institute of Music.
With oboist and composer Sarrah Bushara she forms the performance art duo ~.