John A. Hartmann - Composer

Welcome to the website of John A. Hartmann.
I am a composer of classical and electro-acoustic music. My interests encompass exploring theological meaning in music and the use of non-traditional forms of music in worship. While I do take very seriously the spiritual side of my compositions, I also write/create music for the sake of self-expression.

I am always open to artistic collaboration, so if you like what you hear and would like to collaborate on a project, please let me know.

I also love to ride my mountainbike. Click here to see a GPS map of my latest rides.

Look, listen, and enjoy.


February 15, 2010
Mirrors for Percussion will be performed at the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. The performance will take place on April 10th at 7 p.m. The VCU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Peter Martin, will perform. Tickets are $5 and are available at the VCU Music Box Office.

April 6, 2009
Stream for Saxophone Quartet will be performed by the David Box Saxophone Quartet on April 26th, 2009 at Blackerby Recital Hall in Austin, Texas. Doors open at 7PM concert starts at 7:30PM. Tickets are available through or at the door. Follow the link for directions as well.

March 24, 2009
I have accepted the position of Director of Marketing and External Relations in the Music Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. My responsibilities include promoting VCU Music, its faculty and students, overseeing the Web site, managing the VCU Music Box Office, producing all concert programs for the department and maintaining and pursuing relationships with VCU Music alumni and Friends of VCU Music.

December 18, 2007
Electro-acoustic Lenten Vespers has been selected to be the Wednesday evening service this Lenten season at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia.  Please join us each Wednesday evening in Lent (beginning February 13th) at 7 PM to experience this unique worship.

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