John Ferrari is active in classical, jazz, pop, Broadway, film, television and dance music, the avant-garde, and multi-media. He has performed and given master classes nationally and abroad, and appears on dozens of recordings as percussionist, drummer and conductor.
He is a founding member of the Naumburg Award winning New Millennium Ensemble, a regular guest artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Chamber Music Northwest, and has been a member of Meridian Arts Ensemble since 1993. Mr. Ferrari has also appeared and/or recorded with many other notable organizations such as: Bang On A Can All-Stars, Da Capo Chamber Players, Manhattan Symphonietta, Perspectives Ensemble, The Group for Contemporary Music, Orpheus Chamber Players, Riverside Symphony, Locrian, Cygnus, Pittsburg Collective, John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and others.
Ferrari has also served on the faculty of William Paterson University since 2002, Manhattan School of Music, and the Elisabeth Morrow School.
Doctor of Musical Arts: SUNY Stony Brook
Master of Music: SUNY Stony Brook
Bachelor of Music: William Paterson University