Welcome to the mind - and ears - of John Avarese, multi-media and multi-modal composer, musician, and producer.  John’s soundscapes explore mood, history, and consciousness to frame your work perfectly, finishing and enhancing your own vision.

John honed his music through a three-decade career spanning all styles and genres. When he sits to compose, he brings 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 his work.




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. His classical training continued for seventeen years and was augmented by four years of music theory at Temple University.

He then continued to play the piano with a large number of music groups, successfully adhering to their dissimilar, even contrasting styles. In the 1980s, John gradually settled into a more stable position of a session player for a prominent recording studio in Philadelphia (Kajem Recording).  Here, systematically looking over the shoulders of seasoned engineers, he picked up a pragmatic knowledge of recording industry technology.

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, Audio Post-Production, and Scoring to Picture.

To this date, Avarese has composed over 3000 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.