Coco's Lunch Co-founders


Dr. Lisa Young

Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson and Lisa Young co-founded Coco’s Lunch in 1994 with a desire to create original music and explore vocal expression in new ways for female vocal quintet. 

Their training in improvisation and a variety of aural traditions influenced the rhythmic and harmonic complexity heard in the compositions.

Both being leaders in vocal workshops and improvisation, they looked for other skilled women musicians and sought to create a unique voice in contemporary vocal music.

The birth of Coco’s Lunch followed Sue and Lisa’s numerous performance-based collaborations in duet, trio and quintet ensembles and also commissions for massed voices.

For more information about the co-founders visit their personal websites:

Sue Johnson    Lisa Young