Craig Hella Johnson is the founding Artistic Director of Conspirare. He has earned a reputation as one of the finest choral conductors in the United States. His performances are consistently praised for their musical integrity and depth of artistry and have drawn national acclaim. In addition to presenting works from the choral classics, Craig Hella Johnson continues to explore the relationship and interconnectedness of various musical styles; blending classical and popular, sacred and secular. In addition to his work with Conspirare, he is Music Director Laureate and Conductor for the Victoria Bach Festival. Guest conducting engagements include the Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, the Berkshire Choral Festival and the St. Olaf Choir.