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"Anna Johnson... ... accompanied by Josh Ruzycki started off the show with a few cover songs as well as an original song by Johnson called '[Soliloquy] No One Can Know', a deep and powerful tune that kept listeners engaged the entire time."

- Review - "Stettler Variety Showcase closes the season on a high note. April 9, 2019

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17-year-old Anna Johnson has been working on songwriting during the pandemic. Her most recent original songs have been described as haunting, and she continues to define her own unique style as a songwriter. A winner of the Write Out Loud 2021 contest for Musical Theatre Composers and Songwriters, Anna is looking forward to the release of her song "Year in Review" performed by a Broadway Alumni in early 2022. She was honoured to be selected as a Pepsi Youth Finalist for the Ship & Anchor 16th Annual Songwriting Contest in 2019.

She has performed as a guest vocalist with the Edmonton Pops Orchestra at their annual concert "Edmonton POPs Orchestra, Gala at the Macdonald Hotel."

A Stingray Rising Star Young Performer at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in July of 2018, she became the Youth Grand Winner of the 2018 K-Days Talent Search shortly after returning from the festival. The previous spring she was a featured performer as part of "Crescendo 2018" with John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation at the Francis Winspear Centre in Edmonton.

That October Anna M Johnson was the "Young Albertan" selection for the 2017 Alberta Showcase of the Touring Arts Alliance of Alberta. The 2016 Junior Winner at Big Valley Jamboree's - ATB Financial Homegrown Stage Competition, she was also a Youth Finalist in 2017.

You can see her performing locally at coffee shops and municipal venues as well as performing in local musical theatre productions.

Long Bio - Anna Johnson finds her inspiration in Musical Theatre, and Dance. Anna started performing at 9 years old. Her first performances were at her local Talent Quest where she placed in the finals.
Anna is the youngest of 2 sisters. Anna also works hard on dance, and acting as well as vocal skills. She has received competitive awards for her level in Modern, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. She has performed in several Musical Theatre Shows in her local area. Being cast in the role of Polly Baker in "Crazy 4 you - The New Gershwin Musical" and Jane Banks(2015) - Mary Poppins(2019) in "Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical" were her favorites.
Anna has performed all over Alberta vocally and has travelled as far as Manitoba to participate or perform in festivals and competitions. Her favorite charities to perform in include "Crescendo - John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation", "CIBC Run for the Cure", "CNIB" " Concert in the Dark" and "The Ovarian Cancer Canada Society Walk of Hope". She has performed the National Anthem at many functions including the Last running of the Canadian Derby at Northlands Race track in 2019, and the Heritage Rodeo - Farmfair International.
Part of a family of artistic personalities which include artists in sculpture, painting, visual arts, dancing, design, and music, Anna earned a coveted spot in July 2018 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival as part of their Young Performer Program. She is the 2018 Youth Grand Winner of the K-Days Talent Search and the 2016 Junior Winner of the Big Valley Jamboree - Road to the Main Stage. Having also been a BVJ youth finalist in 2017, an All Ages K-Days Talent Search Junior Finalist in 2015, 2016.
Anna's mentors include Rita McDade of the Fusion Blues Band, Erika Noot, Shelley Tookey and Wes Inaba.

News Media

  • Opera News Winners Announced for the 2021 Write Out Loud Contest
  • CBC News Edmonton at Aug 4, 2021 6PM Write Out Loud 2021
  • CBC Radioactive Aug 4, 2021 3PMWrite Out Loud 2021
  • Broadway World - 2021-07-28 Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls) and the Write Out Loud team - Benjamin Rauhala (Disney Princess - The Concert), Hannah Kloepfer (Pitch In), Sarah Glugatch, Josh Collopy- have announced the winners of the third annual Write Out Loud Contest! "Pity Party" by Chloe Geller, "Perfect Portrait" by Taylor Fagins, "Year in Review" by Anna M Johnson, "Vow" by Matthew Pea "Falling" by Kat Siciliano

  • Playbill - 2021-07-28 Taylor Louderman's Third Annual Write Out Loud Contest Announces 2021 Winners The winners are: Pity Party by Chloe Geller, Perfect Portrait by Taylor Fagins, Year in Review by Anna M Johnson, Vow by Matthew Pena & Falling by Kat Siciliano.

  • Hollywood North Magazine - 2019-10-15 The song, entitled "Coming Home for the Holidays", tells the heartwarming story of a young woman who misses her family and decides to make the journey home for the holidays. The song was co-written by four young singer/songwriters: Hailey Benedict (17), Anna M Johnson (15), Keltie Monaghan (18) and Jordyn Pollard (18). These four talented artists, who are up-and-coming stars in the Canadian music industry, combined their creative talents and unique styles to create an emotional and heartfelt song, which captures the essence of heart, home and family during the holidays.
  • Stettler Variety Showcase closes season on high note - April 11, 2019- Anna Johnson, junior winner of Big Valley Jamboree's rising star competition and ACMA youth award nominee, accompanied by Josh Ruzycki started off the show with a few cover songs as well as an original song by Johnson called "No One Can Know", a deep and powerful tune that kept listeners engaged the entire time.

  • Winnipeg Folk Festival- The 45th edition not only featured musical talent commonly recognized in the industry, but also provided a platform for up and comers in the music industry during the Stingray Young Performers Program. The Young Performers Program included 43 music artists, such as Winnipeg's Taylor Janzen, Regina's Ava Wild, Anna M Johnson of Sherwood Park, Alta., Ben Heffernan of London, Ont., and Dugald's Nic Dyson.

  • Local Talent found in K-Days search - A Sherwood Park-based 14-year-old has been named the latest winner in the annual K-Days Talent Search. Anna Johnson has been performing since she was nine, and this year was her fourth time competing in the talent competition that hopes to find Alberta's best talent" - Sherwood Park News

  • Big Valley buoy for Sherwood Park Singer - Sherwood Park News - August 9, 2016, Anna Johnson The junior category has found big talent from the county. Anna Johnson is the 2016 Big Valley Jamboree (BVJ) ATB Financial Homegrown Talent Stage junior winner. It is 12-year-old Johnson’s third time entering the contest.

  • Homegrown Talent Recognizes Next Country Crop - Camrose Canadian Aug-03-2016 - Those feelings of excitement and surprise were echoed by Anna Johnson, a Sherwood Park native and the winner of the 12 and under portion of the competition.

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