About John

  • Career focus on dance accompaniment and composing for dance.
  • Have developed skill in creating powerful and effective accompaniment for traditional techniques such Horton, Graham and Límon as well as more contemporary styles.
  • Acquired proficiency in using electronic instruments both Macbook Pro and synthesizers in providing interesting textures for dance classes and performances.
  • Developed a body of original piano music for ballet classes.
  • Have worked with independent film makers in the Philadelphia area as well as creating music for Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Nel Shelby Productions and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
  • Currently engaged in creating music for a film about world renowned sculptor, Andrew Devries and his creative process.
  • Continuing music composition and production in my home studio using Apple iMac (late 2015).


Philadelphia Musical Academy (now University of the Arts) Philadelphia, Pa 1973-1980

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor of Music Degree in Musical Composition, minor in piano.