About

I have a background as a classical pianist who started at a young age. Although I have developed many skill sets, today I am primarily a film composer who has honed my music through a three-decade career spanning all styles and genres. When I sit to compose, I bring experience from every position in the audio world: sound recordist, sound designer, mixer, session producer, live-event producer, multi-instrument musician, composer, conductor. This unique insight propels the diversity of my work. I am always searching for an interesting way to tell an interesting story.

A life-long musician, John Avarese began studying classical piano at the age of four and by the age of seven he was performing recitals with classical music ensembles. Eventually, John started a music production company that utilized computer based technology to produce original music for a wide range of corporate and commercial clients. He is well known for his ability to produce complex original scores that effectively support the objectives of video producers and filmmakers.

He is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University, teaching Production Sound and Audio Post-Production.

To this date, Avarese has composed over 4000 commissioned scores and recorded an elegant collection of film music, as well as mixing and sound design on hundreds of projects. This includes twenty theatrical feature films, scores of short films, and five surround sound planetarium features.