Christopher W. Johnson, Founder and President of CWJ Music House Publications, is a music educator, trombonist, and composer, and has taught primarily in the band field for nearly twelve years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2002) and a Master of Music degree from Boston University (2012). His career experience over the past ten years has led him to New Brunswick, NJ, where he teaches beginning band at Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, and is an instructor for the New Brunswick Public Schools Jazz Band. During his career in New Brunswick, he has worked closely with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation to revive the instrumental music program that had previously been defunct for nearly 20 years. Christopher focuses his writing in programmatic, concert and contest music for bands of all levels. It is his desire to compose and publish quality music that is enjoyable yet playable by all. He has written pieces for numerous ensembles throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is the Composer-in-Residence for the Whitehouse Wind Symphony in Somerville, NJ, of which he served on their board of directors. Christopher is a founding member of The Five Straws brass quintet, a breakout group of Whitehouse Wind Symphony. He has also performed with the Buddy Spencer Big Band and the Blueberry Festival Massed Band in Montrose, PA. Following his cancer diagnosis and treatments in 2012, Mr. Johnson and CWJ Music House Publications have made it a mission to advocate for all cancer victims. "The New Day", A Symphony for Wind Band, is a recent monumental work that will pay tribute to those have suffered from cancer during their lifetime. CWJ Music House Publications will donate 5% of all sales to the American Cancer Society, in hope that one day we may find a cure. Christopher is one of six writers currently with CWJ Music House. Other members of his writing team staff include Ryan J. Williams, Nicholas R. Greeson, Daniel C.D. Brown, Michael C. Howell, and Christopher Krzeminski. Biographies and writer information can be found by visiting the company website below.