About

Utah Arts Review was launched September 1, 2018 by Lawrence A. Johnson.

Editor

Lawrence A. Johnson
Lawrence A. Johnson is the former classical music critic of the Miami Herald, and, prior to that, classical music writer at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. He was a freelance critic for the Chicago Tribune throughout the 1990s, covering classical music as well as rock and theater, and wrote regularly for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Opera News, Opera and The New Criterion.

Johnson moved back to his hometown of Chicago in 2009 to launch Chicago Classical Review. In addition to continuing to serve as lead critic of CCR, he is also editor of New York Classical Review and all the other Classical Review sites. In 2014 Johnson launched the American Music Project, a nonprofit foundation committed to advocating for American classical music of the past through grants and selectively commissioning new works from American composers.