Photo by Abbey Auger

Photo by Abbey Auger

Bio

         John Secunde (b. 1995) is an American composer and performer hailing from Limerick, Maine. Drawing inspiration from words, numbers, sights, and sounds, he writes music that combines finely-crafted transparency with playful seriousness. John holds degrees from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
        John performs on saxophone, keyboards of various sizes, and occasionally triangle. He is cofounder of the chamber band Drive(J:), along with fellow composers Jason Handron, John Jansen, and Jared Yackiw. He has performed with the 207 Wind Orchestra and Longy's Ensemble Uncaged.
         John is a member of ASCAP, and his music is published by Thousand String Harp Music. When he is not composing, John enjoys reading obscure Supreme Court opinions, collecting wheat pennies, and long walks - preferably not on the beach. He currently lives in Boston, MA with his fiancée Abbey.

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