Jonathan Allentoff is the founding music director of the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, music director of the GPAS Greece Community Orchestra, founding music director of the Temple Beth El Orchestra, associate conductor, principal arranger, and principal viola of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, President of the Greece Performing Arts Society (GPAS), strings instructor at Hillel Community Day School, and composition mentor for the LA Inception Orchestra. He holds a Master of Arts degree specializing in Music, Interdisciplinary Arts, Education, and Technology with Honors from Stony Brook University’s School of Professional Development, and he received the Dr. Deborah C. Hecht Award for his MA Thesis entitled, “The Positive Cultural Impact of Community Orchestras.” His capstone project, “The Music and Artistic Contributions of Miklós Rózsa,” involved extensive film score research at the Syracuse University and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Special Collections. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Interdisciplinary Arts and Music from SUNY Brockport.
Jonathan composed the score for the Metropolitan Playhouse Documented Drama, Love Letters from the Cold War. He conducted his film score and popular song arrangements at the ASMAC Summer Concert celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Warner Bros. at Evergreen Studios in Burbank and conducted and performed with the Flight 584 Big Band at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood. He was invited to present a multimedia workshop on popular music and silent films at the APME National Conference at the Detroit Institute of Music Education. He serves as a conducting clinician and principal viola for the NYSSMA/NYASTA Directors’ Orchestra in Albany.
His works and licensed arrangements have been performed by ensembles across the globe, including the Pittsburgh, Knoxville, Oklahoma, Muncie, Salina, and Vermont Symphony Orchestras and the Sydney Opera House. He also manages his own music publishing business, Allentoff Music, www.allentoffmusic.com. He is a member of APME, ASCAP, ASMAC, ASTA, CODA, NAfME, and NYSSMA, and he serves on the Board of Directors of NYASTA and the LA Inception Orchestra.