Jonathan Allentoff is the founding music director of the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Greece Central Schools/Greece Performing Arts Society Greece Community Orchestra, founding conductor of the Temple Beth El Orchestra, and the associate conductor, principal arranger, and principal viola of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra. Winner of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award as an undergraduate, he is currently pursuing graduate studies in music, the arts, and education in the School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University. Jonathan was recently invited to give joint presentations with Dr. William Hullfish and perform on viola at the Association for Popular Music Education National Conferences hosted by the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and the University of Colorado Denver. He also chaired a panel on the music of Hollywood with fellow ASMAC composers/arrangers Robby Martinez and Richard Frank at the College Orchestra Directors Association International Conference at the University of California, Irvine.
While traveling the country, he has been invited to attend private conducting master classes with Gerard Schwarz, Jung-Ho Pak, Charles Gambetta, Leonard Atherton, and the New York Philharmonic. He has also performed as principal viola in the NAfME Conference Orchestra, ASTA National Reading Orchestra, and the NYSSMA Directors’ Orchestra, served as a NYSSMA/NYASTA conducting clinician in Albany, and conducted film score research at UCLA, USC, University of Cincinnati, and the Warner Bros. Archives. His works and licensed arrangements have been performed by ensembles across the globe, including recent commissions by the Pittsburgh and Knoxville 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.