Rich Johnson (b. 1975) - Rich attended The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and The Music Conservatorium at the University of Melbourne, Australia, earning a Master of Music Studies by course work and a Master of Music in research both in Composition studying under Australian composers Brenton Broadstock and Stuart Greenbaum. He has over twelve years experience an Instrumental Music Director at the Roscoe Central School, The Albany Academies, and Hoosic Valley Schools. Rich has had pieces performed at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival located near Melbourne, Australia, The Linari Classic, Festival Internazionale della Musica, located south of Florence, Italy, and various honor band festivals all around the USA. Rich won the "Pathways Composition Competition" in 2008 and the 2010 "Fusion Series Contest" both with concert band works. His music can be heard in documentaries, short and feature length films from all over the world. Currently Rich has returned to The Albany Academies to teach his other passions of filmmaking and theatre.