As a screen composer, John brings 35+ years of experience and a command of diverse styles to his work, with credits such as Joan of Arc (TV Miniseries, 1999), Once Upon a Hamster (timeless), Bookaboo (TV series, 2016), and a refreshed take on the Hockey Night in Canada theme created for Rogers Media in 2014.
John also works as an orchestrator, both domestically and in Hollywood, and teaches orchestration to music professionals, including at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, Canada, where he is a mentor to the Slaight Music Residency program.
As a recording artist and producer, John has created over 45 CDs for the Solitudes© and Avalon© series, garnering 7 Gold Records and 5 Juno nominations in the process, and establishing himself as an international recording artist with a devoted following. This in addition to his independant releases, Overheard On a Park Bench (2021) and Head in The Clouds (2009).
As a community builder, John leads Toronto Ravel Study which he established in 2013, and which gathers together music and media professionals to study great orchestral scores, just for the love of doing so. Toronto Ravel is currenlty meeting on Zoom. Click here to be taken to the Toronto Ravel site for more information on upcoming events.
John is also active as a mix engineer, having mixed CD projects for the likes of David Bradstreet and Beverly Glenn Copeland, as well as his own releases.
John is an active member of SOCAN, SCGC and AFM.