Brice L Johnson (b. Greencastle, IN, April 18, 1989) found music at a young age. Inspired by its potential for creative expression, Brice chose to pursue music as his vocation and attended Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007 where he studied Music Composition and Percussion Performance. While attending IWU he received multiple honors such as the Jerry Franks Memorial Scholarship, Ruth Moshier Scholarship, IWU Music Scholarship (composition), and an IWU Music Service Grant. In 2011, he attended Butler University in pursuit of his Masters in Composition. At Butler, he was awarded a tuition stipend as Graduate Assistant for the Composition Department. He is now attending Arizona State University in pursuit of his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition. Brice has received multiple commissions for new works, including a comission from the Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra, premiered in May of 2016. Brice’s primary instructors have been: Michael Schelle, Rodney Rogers, James DeMars, Jody Rockmaker, Frank Felice, Craig Hetrick, Todd Syswerda, and Marc Wooldridge.
Brice is also an avid percussionist, having performed with many ensembles including: The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, The Jordan College of the Arts Composers Orchestra, the Butler Graduate Percussion Quartet, The Indiana Wesleyan University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and the IWU Percussion Ensemble.
Brice has strived to relate the enduring relationships of life and faith, to his music. He is focused on committing to his calling and has found that trust is vital in truly expressing himself and the art form he wishes to convey. Creativity, in his opinion, is a gift that should not be squandered, but should be nurtured and brought to its full potential.
Brice spends much of his spare time with his loving wife, Samantha, friends, and family.