H.M.S. Pinafore “Fair Moon to Thee I Sing” Swing Version Arrangers

The Arrangers

Mitchell Adam Johnson

Mitchell is a singing, songwriting, harmony-obsessed multi-instrumentalist living in Minneapolis.  He performs and records with a variety of bands, including Spencer McGillicutty, The Amendments, Fred Savage & The Unbeatables, Maple & Beech, The Patchwork Horses, and Sam & Me.  In 2010, he took first place in SpinTunes, an international songwriting contest.  This year, Burger Records is releasing his debut solo EP, “Half Moon Lane.”  Mitchell works at Southwest High School, where he arranges pop songs for the Chamber Singers and leads the Animal Rights Club.  In the summertime, he teaches at the School of Rock in Saint Cloud.  This is his first collaboration with the GSVLOC.


Charlie McCarron

Charlie is a composer, music producer, and podcast host.  Having gotten his start as an experimental electronic musician, he has since gravitated toward classical, melodic composing.  His clarinet, cello, and piano score for Nimbus Theatre’s Ghost Sonata was awarded “Best Original Music” in Lavender Magazine’s 2014 Theater Year in Review.  Charlie also scores films and video games, and he recently taught a workshop on composing video game music at his alma mater, Saint John’s University.  Since starting his podcast Composer Quest in 2013, Charlie has interviewed over a hundred composers and songwriters about their craft.  He also challenges his listeners to complete composing “quests,” which have resulted in over 180 new pieces, many of which have been premiered at Composer Quest concerts around the Twin Cities.