John Licari was born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley and was a drummer for the punk rock band The Black Hand before relocating to the New York City area in 2009. He holds a BA in Music from Hunter College and an MA in Music Education from Hunter College.
He currently teaches music for the New York City Department of Education.
As a percussionist, he has shared the stage with the renowned pianist Geoffrey Burleson, performing music by John Cage, and Bela Bartok. He also works as a freelance music copyist and has worked his way through college utilizing this skill.
He has had two pieces published by HaMaR Percussion Publications in 2008 entitled "Marvin's March" and "Happy-Go-Lucky." John Licari's compositions are influenced mainly by three musical genres: 19th-20th century classical music, jazz, and punk rock.
Please visit his website below if you have any questions or concerns about his work, or if you just want to say hi and talk shop.
You will find original compositions, arrangements, and clean engravings of older scores from historical composers.
I will be taking requests. If you need a public domain score, contact me and we'll talk.
P.S. John Licari realizes that this whole bio was written in the third person; he's not quite sure if he should change all of the pronouns from third to first person or not. Please let him know what you think he should do.