John Kramer is a pianist and composer based in Boston, MA. He has performed and had his music performed in and around Boston, New York, Chicago, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and throughout New England. John has worked extensively as a collaborative pianist, has conducted choirs and taught mostly in the Boston area, but also in southeast Michigan. He has written music for the piano, organ, and choir, and has several chamber music pieces in his portfolio. He recently had his song "Variations on the Word Sleep" premiered in NYC, and his composition for chorus and orchestra, "The Poet's Calendar," will be performed in Arlington, MA in December 2013. He has been the recipient of many commissions, including one by the great organist Marilyn Mason. This commission, a Chorale Partita on Greensleeves, was published by Morningstar Press in June 2006. In 2008 he received the Vincent Brown Silliman prize for his choral setting of the e. e. cummings poem "i thank You God." His CD of original solo piano music "Orange Earth/Blue Ether" is available from CD Baby.
In addition to teaching at WCMS, John Kramer serves as Music Director at the Winchester Unitarian Society. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1998 with a Master's degree in music composition and a Master of Fine Arts degree in piano performance.