John started composing music in the 8th grade...

  • Studied composition with Karel Husa at Cornell University and Dr. William Klenz at the State University of New York in Binghamton

  • BMI Songwriter and Publisher affiliate since 1979

  • Theme and incidental music for PBS Children's TV series Raisin' Up

  • Song "Man Alive" selected for compilation CD now distributed in U.S. and Europe

  • Composed score for feature film, Captiva

  • 1st Prize in Austin Songwriters Competition

  • Judge's Awards for Florida Song and Billboard Magazine competitions

  • Song "Common Man" used in the musical "Aussie Song"

"They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."

—Charlie Parker