Born in South Milwaukee, John began studying piano at the age of seven while growing up in the Chicago Suburbs. At age twelve he transitioned to organ study. His first job ever was in high school as Assistant Director of Music at a large Roman Catholic parish. He lived in California where he studied music theory and composition, choral Conducting and theology on the somewhat small, private campus of University of San Diego. John continued with graduate studies in Liturgy and sacred music at the also small, private campus of Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. John had worked in parish liturgy and music for over twenty years with a vision to implement the Church’s tradition of sung liturgy, which unfortunately is a rarity in the Roman Church. His last parish position was Director of Liturgy and Music at Good Shepherd Parish, the largest parish in the Diocese of San Diego. While John loves the Roman Liturgy, in 2017 for multiple reasons, John ended his career in parish liturgy and music and began a career in his other passion: aviation and currently is a private pilot. John continues to compose and publish with the goal of composing choral music accessible to the average, volunteer parish choir. He is also currently working on more advanced pieces for professional choirs.
John’s New Studio for Composing and Creating Demos for His Publishers