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, United Kingdom. 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. Lee has composed and arranged many songs for Singapore’s National Day Parade Celebrations and he was recently received an award by COMPASS(Singapore) for his compositions.
He was commissioned by Guang Yang Primary School to write the School Anthem and Ministry of Education to write the set piece for 2018 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentations for Primary school band.
He invigilates school band competitions and conducts workshops both locally and abroad. He was invited to sit in the panel of adjudicators for Original March composition organized by the Singapore Wind Symphony