is a native of Upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College and
the Eastman School of Music, where he studied theory, orchestration,
and composition with Warren Benson, Bernard Rogers, Kent Kennan, and
Wayne Barlow. John taught music at the elementary, secondary, and
college levels for 35 years, and conducted community and
semiprofessional orchestras in New York State and the San Francisco
John has been guest conductor of the Reno Philharmonic.