Minnesota native, Grant Johnson, joined St. Martin’s Chamber Choir in 2022 as Executive Director. He was previously a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for three years as Assistant Librarian. Prior to that, Grant spent two years with the Phoenix Symphony. He has also held positions with the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, Aspen Music Festival, and has worked in the libraries of the Atlanta Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Grant Johnson’s musical career began at an early age, starting violin at age four, piano at six, and organ in college. At age ten he became a member of the renowned Minnesota Boychoir, and with them toured and recorded extensively. As a violinist Grant has played with many orchestras, including the Phoenix Symphony, and was concertmaster for multiple orchestras while in school at the University of Minnesota. He plays regularly with many Colorado ensembles including the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, and Greeley Philharmonic. With a passion for early music and historically informed performances, Grant specializes in baroque organ music and has appeared as a featured performer for the American Guild of Organists.
An avid supporter of the arts, Grant was Vice President of the Young Musicians of Minnesota, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting classical music for young musicians. With them, he has been published and featured as a guest on Minnesota Public Radio.
In his free time, Grant likes to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. His hobbies include rock climbing, Nordic skiing, trail running, cycling, tennis, and birding. He also likes to cook, travel, and attempting to golf.