Biography

Peter Sciaino (b.1975) 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 primarily published with Excelcia Music Publishing, RWS Music Company and Wingert-Jones Publications and has also been published with Alfred Music, C.L. Barnhouse Company, C. Alan Publications, Carl Fischer Music and Hafabra Music. 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.

Academic Qualifications

  • Syracuse University - B.M. Music Education w/Performance Honors
  • New York University - M.A. Music Composition

Commissions & Awards

  • Hanover Wind Symphony (NJ)
  • school districts of Ridgewood (NJ
  • Verona (NJ)
  • Hanover Township (NJ)
  • Passaic (NJ)
  • Morris (NJ)
  • Summit (NJ)
  • Bandworld Top 100
  • JW Pepper Editor’s Choice
  • Stanton’s Sheet Music 5 Star Features

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Featured Works/Titles

  • Journey Imagined

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Concert / Festival

  • Jersey Jaunt

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Light / Novelty

  • Luna’s Diversion

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Light / Novelty

  • Shredder

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Light / Novelty

  • Kingmaker

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Programmatic

  • Strange Twists And Devious Turns

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Light / Novelty

  • Strange Twists And Devious Turns

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Light / Novelty

  • Vivid

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Concert / Festival

  • Springing

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Concert / Festival

  • Broken Pieces

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Concert / Festival

  • Espiritu

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Concert / Festival

  • Sound Paints The Sky

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Concert / Festival

  • View From A Porch Swing

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Concert / Festival

  • Skipping Rocks

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Light / Novelty

  • Luna’s Diversion

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Programmatic

  • Origin Story

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Lyrical

  • Yuletide Riptide

    By: Peter Sciaino

    Holiday