Peter Sciaino

Peter Sciaino is a passionate music educator, author and composer of band and orchestra music for all levels. The creator of the United System for Winds and Percussion, he is currently published with Alfred Music, C.L. Barnhouse Company, C. Alan Publications, Carl Fischer Music, Excelcia Music Publishing, RWS Music Company and Wingert-Jones Publications in the United States and Hafabra Music in Europe. Additionally, Peter has had music selected to Bandworld Magazine's Top 100, J.W. Pepper’s Editors' Choice and various state assessment lists.

Peter holds a BM from Syracuse University in Music Education and an MA from New York University in Music Composition. An instrumental music teacher at Whippany Park High School (NJ) for over 25 years, he directs both the concert band and jazz ensemble while co-directing the marching band and teaching AP Music Theory.

Peter writes and arranges music for marching bands, jazz ensembles, and chamber ensembles in addition to his work with symphonic groups. He also serves as a clinician and guest conductor and accepts commissions for original work.

His professional affiliations include ASCAP, NAfME, and NJMEA. Peter resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter listens to and collects jazz on vinyl while obsessing over small-batch, independent coffee roasters.



Listen to Peter's From the Composer Podcast Here




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