My name is Pete Johnston, and I am a bass player, composer, teacher, and podcast host living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This site is a document of my various musical, scholarly, and teaching activities.
I have a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from York University, and am currently employed as a sessional lecturer at Ryerson University and Humber College. Sometimes I find the time to make some music with my friends. Please have a look and listen, and get in touch should you be curious about my work.
Music Is Not Happening But it will return when the pandemic has passed.
In the meantime, I will be donating the proceeds from sales of all of my music to the Tranzac in Toronto, the club where so much fine music and community can be experienced every night of the week. So please head over to my Bandcamp page if you would like to both hear some music and donate to the Tranzac.
Until the dust clears, stay safe. I'll see you on the other side.
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