Johnson Lee is an award winning composer. Prolific in composing marches he was given the nickname ‘Singaporesousa’. Lee attended the Bandmaster Course at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, London. He was awarded the Fred Mortimer's Prize for Best Overseas Student Bandmaster and the Best Original Fanfare Award. Lee holds an Associate Diploma in Bandmastership from the Royal College of Music, London, UK and a Bachelor of Music (Honours) conferred by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts – Royal College of Music, London, UK.
Lee was awarded “Certificate of Commendation” for his contributions towards the Brunei International Tattoo 2006. and received an award by COMPASS(Singapore) for Top local Classical Music composition.
He was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to write the set piece for 2018 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentations for Primary school band and wrote the Guang Yang Primary School.
He adjudicated the Original March composition competition organized by the Singapore Wind Symphony.