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Andrew Aversa is an award-winning composer, electronic artist, sound designer, and teacher. Under the alias “zircon,” he has released hundreds of original songs and remixes, along with ten original albums and many other collaborative projects. He has composed and arranged original music for major video games such as Soulcalibur V, Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, and Monkey Island 2 Special Edition and licensed music for companies like FOX, NBC, MTV, BBC, Capcom, The Carter Center, Midway, Food Network, and Prudential.
Graduating with a BS in Music Industry from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, Andrew has dedicated a considerable amount of time and energy to helping other musicians, students, and creative professionals. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Drexel from 2009–2013, recorded hours of free video tutorials for YouTube, and written blog articles ranging from music licensing and intellectual property to avoiding scams in the music industry.
Andrew is the co-founder, lead designer, and managing director at Impact Soundworks, LLC, a developer of virtual instruments and sample libraries established in 2008. Besides designing, producing, and editing products, Andrew handles all marketing, public relations, and press for the company.
When he isn't writing, composing, designing, or teaching, Andrew enjoys playing competitive badminton, gourmet cooking, spending time with his wife, vocalist and songwriter Jillian Aversa, and playing with their two cats, Tucker and Moo Moo.
You can listen to Andrew's work and explore his videos and other resources at http://www.zirconmusic.com.