Maria Johnson

Maria’s advanced students have performed well in auditions through the high school and pre-college level. Her students’ hard work and dedication have helped them gain acceptance to New York City’s top high schools, including:

LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Stuyvesant High School
The Bronx High School of Science
Bard High School Early Colleges

She recommends that middle school students who would like to attend a performing arts high school begin learning their audition music a year in advance.

High school students who are considering a career in music are coached at the highest level, strongly encouraged to play in one or more youth orchestras, and will audition for summer music festivals.

Many of Maria’s students have also had the opportunity to perform in the city’s most prestigious classical music venues, such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Roulette, and Le Poisson Rouge. They have performed with ensembles such as:

Face the Music
ISO Symphonic Orchestras (all levels)
Camp MSM – Manhattan School of Music
Luzerne Music Center
Brooklyn Youth Symphony Orchestra
Brooklyn Youth Music Project
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program
Usdan Center for the Performing Arts