John DelVento’s passion for music permeates his life. A celebrated musician, composer, and teacher for more than 15 years, John has composed and produced music for a variety of films, TV shows, advertising campaigns, video games, educational literature, and world music. He also maintains a rigorous teaching and performance schedule, playing in some of the world’s finest concert halls.
John has been a lover and student of music as long as he can remember. He began studying the euphonium, a unique brass instrument, as a child, and performed in his first solo recital at the age of 13. John was a double music major at The Hartt School studying music education and performance. During his college years he enjoyed a variety of performing and teaching experiences, dabbling in music composition and production projects throughout.
It wasn’t long before advertising agencies and music libraries began using John’s music, leading to commercial placements with The Science Channel, Food Network, Nike, Toyota, and Visa, among others. Network television shows that have featured John’s work include “Chopped,” “Nova,” “Practical Jokers,” “Hunting Hitler,” “Amish Mafia,” “Black Ink Crew,” “Love and Hip-Hop,” “The Island,”, “WWE: Smackdown”, and more. In addition to commercials and television, John also composes short and feature film scores, most notably for the documentaries “Veil of Silence,” and “FagBug: Nation,” and the award-winning horror film “Lucifer’s Angels.”
While many composers abandon their study of musical instruments, John continues to embrace his first musical love. As a euphoniumist, he has performed with orchestras and bands on the timeless stages of Carnegie Hall, The Musikverein, Symphony Hall, The Bushnell, and many other storied venues across the world. John is also an avid percussionist and proponent of world music percussion, playing on many of his own productions and collaborations.
Currently residing in Connecticut, John is a member of Broadcast Music Inc., the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers.