About Carissimi Publications

Carissimi Publications was established in 1995 in conjunction with the release of the Classical Composers Poster, an encyclopedic timeline of composers and compositions that graces the walls of educational institutions and music lovers around the world. While continuing to function as the publisher and distributor of the poster, the business has expanded over the years to embrace the other professional activities of its founder. Carissimi Publications is located in Los Angeles, California, which, despite what you may have heard, is home to many serious enterprises having nothing to do with cars, celebrities or yoga.


Meet our team

Jon Hofferman
Senior Writer and Editor

With more than 25 years' experience as a writer, editor, designer and marketing consultant, Jon knows a lot about how to say stuff in a way that sounds good. He holds a BA from Antioch College and an MFA from UCLA.

Chief Executive Officer

Discovered in a cardboard box next to a dumpster, Frieda overcame her unpromising beginnings to become a willful and disruptive visionary who doesn't know the meaning of the word "NO."

Giacomo Carissimi

An Italian composer who was instrumental in the development of Baroque vocal music, Carissimi (1605-1674) is credited with having written the first great oratorios, including JONAS and JEPHTE. (The image above may or may not actually be the composer.)