Hello,
my name is Tom Guarino and I am a composer/songwriter/guitarist living and performing in the Akron, Ohio area. I am interested in collaborating with performers, ensembles, and film makers who would like to perform or adopt my music into their professional endeavors. I am originally from Akron and after completing my undergraduate degree in music, I moved to New York City where I worked and performed in the music industry as an audio engineer at SIR Studios for 10 years. While living in New York, I continued songwriting, recording and performing in the vibrant music scene. I returned to Akron in 2010 and entered graduate school at the University of Akron School Music double majoring in Composition and Theory. 
     I have worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the past 3 years where I teach and tutor undergraduate students in music theory as well as studio recording in the Electronic Music Studio.
I am also a classical guitarist but play a variety of styles of guitar. I have composed for a variety of solo instruments, including guitar and piano, chamber ensembles including woodwind trios, string quartets, brass quintets, mixed ensembles, as well as orchestra. Please let me know if you are interested in performing any of my work or would like to commission me to compose music for you. In the meantime, please enjoy the samples of my music, performed by the many amazing musicians, that I have included on my website! 
         Thank you! Tom Guarino

 Contact Information:
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Akron School of Music
Theory/Composition/Electronic Music Studio
tpg9@zips.uakron.edu
tguarino1@aol.com
cell: 330-696-8860

  • Endless, for Solo Guitar3:40
  • Endless, for solo guitar3:17
  • Endless, for solo guitar3:17

  • Woodwind Quintet No. 19:22

Welcome to My Website!


Composer and Guitarist

Video: Tom's Motives 1st Movement

NYC at SIR Studios circa 2004 with The Boss!

  • 3rd mvt. for Brass Quintet 3:30

My video for my family's Guarino Olive Oil  and Wines produced in Sicily! My original guitar music in background.

View from Guzzetta Hall (Univ. of Akron Music Dept. focused on the Polymer Bldg. near sunset circa 2013

  • Tom's Motives 3 mvts. Live at GRH 20128:52
  • Tom's Primary Motives8:50

    --Song for the Children: lyrics--

Winter's gone some say it lasted too long

Avalanche memories and song

I heard about the children in Columbine

God rest their souls...

Kosovo Hundreds of thousands of people

without a shelter or home

What about their children?

Bombs and starvation have taken it's toll


Wasn't there a time, when you were and orphan? Wasn't there a time when you had to flee?

We have to help our children... ...now wouldn't you agree?


We can put a man on Mars

and we know of millions of billions of stars

And God-like we're cloning So, what's so hard... bringing peace between people?

This whole world is our home


Wasn't there a time, when you were and orphan? Wasn't there a time when you had to flee?

We have to help our children... ...now wouldn't you agree?


Summer's gone... (and so are the children...)

didn't seem to last too long (and all of the places...) now that our children have grown (we called our home for so long)

to carry out the wars we have sewn (maybe the heavens' can save us?)

In a world growing out of control!


Wasn't there a time, when you were and orphan? Wasn't there a time when you had to flee?

We have to help our children... learn to help each other

We have to help our children... learn to help each... ...help each other

We have to help our children help each other

Help your sister and your father and you mother and your brother...

...help each other


Lyrics and music by Tom Guarino, 1999

All rights reserved

  • Danza por Lauro and Endless; two works for solo guitar8:01

Song for the Children      

  • Symphonic Poem (for Orchestra) 11:55

Thomas Guarino