John holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Metropolitan Studies and his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, specializing in nonprofit management, at New York University (NYU). He also earned a Master of Science (MSc) degree in sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – awarded with distinction. His MSc thesis focused on how music can form social movements as evidenced in LGBTQ+ choruses. John joined the London Gay Men’s Chorus (LGMC) in 2011 and created the LGMC’s Youth, Education, and Outreach program that same year. Most notably, John served as Chairman of the LGMC from 2013-2017 where he led the transition to a modernized and ambitious LGBTQ+ musical organization. John began his tenure with Big Apple Performing Arts (BAPA) and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus in October 2021. During his time at BAPA, he has focused on revitalizing the organization in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. John has worked to recruit over 170 new members, to produce the first concerts since 2019, to engage with new communities around New York City, and to reinvigorate BAPA’s fundraising campaigns. In June 2022, John was named a New York City LGBTQ+ Power Player. In October 2022, John was elected to the GALA Choruses Board of Directors and began his term on January 1, 2023.