Winner of the Hellam Young Artists' Competition, the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition and the Center for Musical Excellence's inaugural Lee Memorial Scholarship, Graeme Steele Johnson has established a multifaceted career as a clarinetist, writer, arranger and performance designer. His diverse artistic endeavors range from his TEDx talk comparing Mozart and Seinfeld, to his reconstruction of a forgotten, 125-year old work by Charles Martin Loeffler, to his performances of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on a rare elongated clarinet that he commissioned. He has appeared in recital at The Kennedy Center and Chicago's Dame Myra Hess series, as a chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia Festival, Phoenix Chamber Music Festival and Chamber Music Northwest, and as concerto soloist with the Vienna International Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Caroga Lake and Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestras and the CME Chamber Orchestra.
He holds graduate degrees from the Yale School of Music, where he was twice awarded the school's Alumni Association Prize. His major teachers include David Shifrin, Nathan Williams and Ricardo Morales, and he is now a doctoral fellow at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York under the mentorship of Charles Neidich.