Conductor, piano recitalist, and accompanist Craig Randal Johnson maintains an active schedule across the United States and in several European countries.   Based in Minneapolis, Craig Randal Johnson is available as orchestral conductor, solo pianist or accompanist, and as an adjudicator. Please contact Craig at crjmhahamusic@gmail.com.

Important Links

Minnehaha Music:   http://minnehahamusic.org

Yoopera!    http://yooperadoc.com            Also visit Yoopera! on Facebook.

Yoopera is a documentary film about the creation and content of ‘Rockland The Opera’, premiered in Houghton MI in 2011. The film documentary is now showing on public television stations and other outlets around the United States.  Craig Randal Johnson amongst other key persons in the production appears in the film.      

Upcoming Fall 2016 broadcast dates include:   

Bemidji Minnesota - KAWE
, Spokane, Washington - KSPS, 
Fairbanks, Alaska - KUAC,
 Appleton, Minnesota- KWCM, 
Columbus, Ohio - WOSU, 
Chicago, Illinois- WYCC

Upcoming Engagements

Craig Randal Johnson, Conductor 


Minnehaha Music Repertory Orchestra

with Flamenco dancer, Deborah Elias of Danza Española


Sunday, November 13th   4:00-5:30pm

Dragseth Auditorium

4725 South View Lane, Edina, Minnesota  

A lively orchestra performance blending classical music 

and the captivating sights and sounds of Flamenco dance!

Program to include works by Debussy, Bizet and Albéniz.

Free Admission / Donations Gratefully Accepted

RSVP to reserve your free tickets at MinnehahaMusic.org  

In partnership with:

Edina Community Foundation

City of Edina Arts & Culture Commission

and Edina Public Schools/Edina Community Education


Finnish Classical Music Past and Present

 Concert Series featuring Finnish Solo and Chamber Music

Celebrating 100 Years Finland Independence in 2017 

Finland celebrates 100 years of national independence in 2017.   The year also marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the 150th birthday of Carl Gustaf Mannerheim, who together with Jean Sibelius may count as the two most important individuals in Finnish national life.    The Lutheran church in Finland has played the central role in Finnish religious life and practice. 

This concert series functions under the Springboard for the Arts fiscal sponsorship program. See below for financial details.


January 23, 2017, at 7:00 PM

Piano Music from Finland

Craig Randal Johnson, Pianist

Normandale Lutheran Church

6100 Normandale Road/ Edina, Minnesota

NO ADMISSION CHARGE  There will be a free will offering.  


Co-Sponsored by Minnehaha Music


May 21, 2017, at 3:00 PM

Runes and Reverberations

James Koenig, Baritone Soloist

Craig Randal Johnson, Accompanist


Christ Church Lutheran*

3244 34th Avenue South/ Minneapolis, Minnesota

 James Koenig, Baritone



September 17, at 3:00 PM

Northern Lights

Mmmi Fulmer, Soprano Soloist

Craig Randal Johnson, Accompanist


Christ Church Lutheran*

3244 34th Avenue South/ Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Mimmi Fulmer, Soprano



Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul MN is the Fiscal Sponsor for ‘Finnish Music Past and Present’.   Thereby contributions to this project are fully tax deductible.   


One may donate by writing a check to ‘Springboard for the Arts’.   On the memo line enter ‘Finnish Music Past and Present’/ contribution.   You will receive confirmation of your donation for tax purposes.     All funds received will go to typical concert production costs and expenses for artists.

Mail to:

Craig Randal Johnson

c/o Finnish Classical Music Past and Present

95 Seymour Ave SE/ Minneapolis, MN 55414


Please call or write if you have questions.

Phone: 612-804-9679


© Craig Randal Johnson 2016