John Avarese

Professional Experience:
1996-present Founded JAV Productions, Philadelphia, PA.

• Specializing in custom scores and audio mixes for the film/video community with over 3000 commissions to date.
• Trained in audio engineering, producing and arranging songs for a diverse range of bands and commercial clients

1979-1986 Toured the United States and Canada with various bands
1986-1996 Manager, Midi Department, Kajem Studios, Gladwyne, PA

Teaching Experience
Drexel University Adjunct Professor for Audio Production in Film & Video, 1996-present .
University of Pennsylvania Guest lecturer for animation class; “Sound for Animation”, 2005-2006.
Temple University Guest lecturer for editing and senior projects classes, 2000 – present.
University of the Arts Annual guest speaker for Professional Practices class, 2004 – 2007.

Awards
Pennsylvania Council of the Arts 2006 Fellowship in Music – Jazz/Blues/World & Non-classical Composition.
PIFVA 2002 Subsidy for scoring the Buster Keaton silent film “Cops”.

Affiliations
BMI, NARAS, PIFVA as a subsidy provider, AES (Audio Engineers Society)

Education
1975-1979 Music Theory major at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Studied piano with George Semetovsky
1962-1975 Studied piano with Dr Catharine Morgan, Norristown, PA,