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About Allentoff Music

 

Allentoff Music was founded in 2006 by Jonathan Allentoff to publish new works and arrangements that meet the needs of today's performers and educators. 

Our publications have been successfully performed by school, community, and professional ensembles around the world.

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Jonathan Allentoff is a nationally acclaimed conductor, composer, performer, clinician, and educator. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children with a Concentration in Music and an Applied Music Minor from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. A graduate of the college's Delta College Program, he is the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence and was named the Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Departmental Scholar. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in music, the arts, and education at Stony Brook University's School of Professional Development, and advanced study in composition and conducting with Dr. William Hullfish. He has studied violin and viola performance with Dr. Thomas Saul, composition with Dr. Daniel Chazanoff, theory with Dr. Herbert Wise, music education with Kevin Warner, and orchestral conducting with Dr. David Fetler, Dr. David Harman, and Dianne Howard.



In addition to being the founding music director of the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, he holds positions as music director of the Greece Central Schools/GPAS Greece Community Orchestra, founding conductor of the Temple Beth El Orchestra, and associate conductor & principal arranger for the Brighton Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan appeared as one of the 2017 conducting clinicians at the NYSSMA/NYASTA Summer Conference in Albany, directing the conference orchestra in works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Haydn, as well as new compositions at the JW Pepper Reading Session. He has also conducted the Pittsford Mendon High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, Pittsford Mendon High School Select Choir, Amadeus Chorale, Temple Beth El Choir, Brockport Jazz Orchestra, Spencerport Community Chorus, Brockport College-Community Chorus, and the Nefesh Orchestra. He is the director and violinist for the Brockport String Trio, which he founded in 2010 with violist Taylir Lorino and cellist Tashauna Dyer. Jonathan performs as principal viola with the Brighton and Greece Symphony Orchestras, and violin in the Finger Lakes Choral Festival summer performances with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared as violin/viola soloist with the Amadeus Chorale, Greece Symphony Orchestra, and the NYSSMA/ACDA Honor Choir, and he is a member of Brighton Symphony's touring Rococo Project Ensemble. In addition, he founded the professional Brockport Jazz Quartet, which performs at community-wide events in the Greater Rochester area. He recently performed as principal viola in the NAfME Conference Orchestra, ASTA National Reading Orchestra, and the NYSSMA/NYASTA Directors' Orchestra, violin soloist at the NAfME National In-Service Conference Jam Session in Nashville, TN, and as a jazz/pop violist in the APME Conference ensembles at the University of Colorado Denver's Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music's Recital Hall, University of Southern California's Carson Center and University of Miami's Clarke Recital Hall. He also appeared as viola soloist in the Temple Beth El Jazz Quintet with Gap Mangione on piano, and was invited to perform in the Roberto Occhipinti Quartet Jazz Masterclass and Paul Gaspar's Eastman Recital Orchestra. Jonathan continues to be in demand as a teaching artist at local schools, and he also teaches string lessons and mentors advanced performers.



Jonathan was invited to attend a special conducting master class with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. He was recently commissioned to create custom arrangements for the Pittsburgh and Knoxville Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Sydney Opera House in Australia. He was also commissioned to compose, arrange, and conduct the music for Temple Beth El's Selichot Service - Music for the Soul featuring Cantor/Hazzan Martin Leubitz. Jonathan created the orchestral and choral arrangements of Van Alexander's new Christmas song, It Comes Around the Same Time Each Year, and conducted the premiere performances. He was also commissioned to compose the scores for two films produced by the State University of New York. In 2013, Jonathan composed and conducted a new jazz score for the DANSCORE ballet, Louie Strong, P. I., One Evening 1940s Rochester, NY. He has participated in national and international conferences, master classes, and festivals at the University of California, Irvine, Soka University of America, University of Colorado Denver, Berklee College of Music, George Mason University, The University of Utah, University of Miami, Lincoln Center, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, Texas Christian University, Miami University of Ohio, Northern Kentucky University, Baldwin Wallace University, McCormick Place, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Salt Palace Convention Center, Catalina's Jazz Club, and The Kennedy Center. 



While traveling the country, he has been invited to attend private master classes with Jung-Ho Pak, Gerard Schwartz, Van Alexander, Charles Gambetta, Leonard Atherton, Curtis McKonly, and Christian Howes. In addition, he has attended orchestral rehearsals and composition/conducting sessions with Conrad Pope, Gustavo Dudamel, Eugene Corporon, Sandra Dackow, Christoph Eschenbach, Franz Welser-Most, Joshua Bell, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Ralph Grierson, David Newman, Louis Langree, Keith Lockhart, and Rei Hotoda. Jonathan was invited to give multimedia presentations/workshops with William Hullfish as a clinician at the Association for Popular Music Education 2016 & 2017 National Conferences at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Colorado Denver. He also chaired a panel with Hollywood composers Robby Martiez an Richard Frank at the College Orchestra Directors Association 2018 International Conference at the University of California, Irvine, appeared on music education panels at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, and presented his collaborative orchestral projects at the College Orchestra Directors Association 2016 National Conference at The University of Utah School of Music. In addition, he was invited by Temple Beth El's Men's Club to present a series of lectures and performances, in collaboration with William Hullfish and Sid Rosenzwieg, entitled, "Jewish Composers from the Golden Age of Hollywood." He has conducted film score research at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, Cinematic Arts Library at the University of Southern California, Archives and Rare Books Library at the University of Cincinnati, Bird Library at Syracuse University, and the Warner Bros. Archives, and was invited to attend a private scoring session at Warner Bros. Studios. He frequently writes new scores for silent films and enjoys restoring rare and lost orchestrations from classic Hollywood films. Jonathan was personally invited to join a table of Hollywood concertmasters at the 2014 ASMAC Golden Score Awards, hosted at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, honoring his colleagues Michael Giacchino and Jorge Calandrelli. He also recently performed as viola soloist in a national studio orchestra session conducted by his ASMAC colleague Richard Frank, and created transcriptions, arrangements, and background music for Eddie Money's musical, Two Tickets to Paradise, produced by the Rochester Association of Performing Arts. 



His works have been performed by members of the League of American Orchestras, summer youth orchestras, and college and professional orchestras across the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Jonathan distributes his music through his own ASCAP music publishing business, Allentoff Music www.allentoffmusic.com. His arrangements of American popular standards, holiday songs, and film soundtracks are licensed and copyrighted through Warner Bros. and Alfred Publishing, Chappell & Co., MGM, Hal Leonard, Ludlow Music, Stratford Music Corporation, Universal Music/Criterion Music Corporation, and Taradam Music. The 2008 NYSSMA Conference performance of his "Divertimento for Two Violins and String Orchestra" was recorded and distributed by Mark Custom Recording. His recordings as conductor are distributed across the globe by CD Baby, Amazon, and iTunes. Jonathan is an active member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, College Orchestra Directors Association, American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers, National Association for Music Education, New York State School Music Association, American String Teachers Association, and the Association for Popular Music Education.

Jonathan allentoff, founder & Composer


 
Jonathan Allentoff is a nationally acclaimed conductor, composer, performer, clinician, and educator. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children with a Concentration in Music and an Applied Music Minor from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. A graduate of the college's Delta College Program, he is the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence and was named the Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Departmental Scholar. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in music, the arts, and education at Stony Brook University's School of Professional Development, and advanced study in composition and conducting with Dr. William Hullfish. He has studied violin and viola performance with Dr. Thomas Saul, composition with Dr. Daniel Chazanoff, theory with Dr. Herbert Wise, music education with Kevin Warner, and orchestral conducting with Dr. David Fetler, Dr. David Harman, and Dianne Howard.


In addition to being the founding music director of the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, he holds positions as music director of the Greece Central Schools/GPAS Greece Community Orchestra, founding conductor of the Temple Beth El Orchestra, and associate conductor & principal arranger for the Brighton Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan appeared as one of the 2017 conducting clinicians at the NYSSMA/NYASTA Summer Conference in Albany, directing the conference orchestra in works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Haydn, as well as new compositions at the JW Pepper Reading Session. He has also conducted the Pittsford Mendon High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, Pittsford Mendon High School Select Choir, Amadeus Chorale, Temple Beth El Choir, Brockport Jazz Orchestra, Spencerport Community Chorus, Brockport College-Community Chorus, and the Nefesh Orchestra. He is the director and violinist for the Brockport String Trio, which he founded in 2010 with violist Taylir Lorino and cellist Tashauna Dyer. Jonathan performs as principal viola with the Brighton and Greece Symphony Orchestras, and violin in the Finger Lakes Choral Festival summer performances with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared as violin/viola soloist with the Amadeus Chorale, Greece Symphony Orchestra, and the NYSSMA/ACDA Honor Choir, and he is a member of Brighton Symphony's touring Rococo Project Ensemble. In addition, he founded the professional Brockport Jazz Quartet, which performs at community-wide events in the Greater Rochester area. He recently performed as principal viola in the NAfME Conference Orchestra, ASTA National Reading Orchestra, and the NYSSMA/NYASTA Directors' Orchestra, violin soloist at the NAfME National In-Service Conference Jam Session in Nashville, TN, and as a jazz/pop violist in the APME Conference ensembles at the University of Colorado Denver's Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music's Recital Hall, University of Southern California's Carson Center and University of Miami's Clarke Recital Hall. He also appeared as viola soloist in the Temple Beth El Jazz Quintet with Gap Mangione on piano, and was invited to perform in the Roberto Occhipinti Quartet Jazz Masterclass and Paul Gaspar's Eastman Recital Orchestra. Jonathan continues to be in demand as a teaching artist at local schools, and he also teaches string lessons and mentors advanced performers.


Jonathan was invited to attend a special conducting master class with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. He was recently commissioned to create custom arrangements for the Pittsburgh and Knoxville Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Sydney Opera House in Australia. He was also commissioned to compose, arrange, and conduct the music for Temple Beth El's Selichot Service - Music for the Soul featuring Cantor/Hazzan Martin Leubitz. Jonathan created the orchestral and choral arrangements of Van Alexander's new Christmas song, It Comes Around the Same Time Each Year, and conducted the premiere performances. He was also commissioned to compose the scores for two films produced by the State University of New York. In 2013, Jonathan composed and conducted a new jazz score for the DANSCORE ballet, Louie Strong, P. I., One Evening 1940s Rochester, NY. He has participated in national and international conferences, master classes, and festivals at the University of California, Irvine, Soka University of America, University of Colorado Denver, Berklee College of Music, George Mason University, The University of Utah, University of Miami, Lincoln Center, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, Texas Christian University, Miami University of Ohio, Northern Kentucky University, Baldwin Wallace University, McCormick Place, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Salt Palace Convention Center, Catalina's Jazz Club, and The Kennedy Center. 


While traveling the country, he has been invited to attend private master classes with Jung-Ho Pak, Gerard Schwartz, Van Alexander, Charles Gambetta, Leonard Atherton, Curtis McKonly, and Christian Howes. In addition, he has attended orchestral rehearsals and composition/conducting sessions with Conrad Pope, Gustavo Dudamel, Eugene Corporon, Sandra Dackow, Christoph Eschenbach, Franz Welser-Most, Joshua Bell, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Ralph Grierson, David Newman, Louis Langree, Keith Lockhart, and Rei Hotoda. Jonathan was invited to give multimedia presentations/workshops with William Hullfish as a clinician at the Association for Popular Music Education 2016 & 2017 National Conferences at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Colorado Denver. He also chaired a panel with Hollywood composers Robby Martiez an Richard Frank at the College Orchestra Directors Association 2018 International Conference at the University of California, Irvine, appeared on music education panels at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, and presented his collaborative orchestral projects at the College Orchestra Directors Association 2016 National Conference at The University of Utah School of Music. In addition, he was invited by Temple Beth El's Men's Club to present a series of lectures and performances, in collaboration with William Hullfish and Sid Rosenzwieg, entitled, "Jewish Composers from the Golden Age of Hollywood." He has conducted film score research at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, Cinematic Arts Library at the University of Southern California, Archives and Rare Books Library at the University of Cincinnati, Bird Library at Syracuse University, and the Warner Bros. Archives, and was invited to attend a private scoring session at Warner Bros. Studios. He frequently writes new scores for silent films and enjoys restoring rare and lost orchestrations from classic Hollywood films. Jonathan was personally invited to join a table of Hollywood concertmasters at the 2014 ASMAC Golden Score Awards, hosted at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, honoring his colleagues Michael Giacchino and Jorge Calandrelli. He also recently performed as viola soloist in a national studio orchestra session conducted by his ASMAC colleague Richard Frank, and created transcriptions, arrangements, and background music for Eddie Money's musical, Two Tickets to Paradise, produced by the Rochester Association of Performing Arts


His works have been performed by members of the League of American Orchestras, summer youth orchestras, and college and professional orchestras across the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Jonathan distributes his music through his own ASCAP music publishing business, Allentoff Music www.allentoffmusic.com. His arrangements of American popular standards, holiday songs, and film soundtracks are licensed and copyrighted through Warner Bros. and Alfred Publishing, Chappell & Co., MGM, Hal Leonard, Ludlow Music, Stratford Music Corporation, Universal Music/Criterion Music Corporation, and Taradam Music. The 2008 NYSSMA Conference performance of his "Divertimento for Two Violins and String Orchestra" was recorded and distributed by Mark Custom Recording. His recordings as conductor are distributed across the globe by CD Baby, Amazon, and iTunes. Jonathan is an active member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, College Orchestra Directors Association, American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers, National Association for Music Education, New York State School Music Association, American String Teachers Association, and the Association for Popular Music Education.

About Composer Daniel Chazanoff

Daniel Chazanoff was an honors graduate of the Ohio State University with a B.Sc. in instrumental music. Beyond that, he held masters and doctorate degrees in music and music education from Columbia University. His experience included more than 40 years as a music administrator, teacher, cellist, conductor, adjudicator, clinician, researcher, writer, and composer. Among his credits were 270 publications and listings in Who's Who in America (Under Entertainment) and the International Who's Who of Music (Cambridge, England.) In February 1991, he was nominated for the International Music Museum in London. He was the retired Director of Music for the City School District of Rochester, NY and Music Reviewer for the Wolfe Newspapers.

About Composer Michael Wolfson

Michael Wolfson was born in 1937 in Manchester England.  Always a late starter he began studying piano and composition at the age of 19 in Johannesburg and graduated with honours from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in piano two years later.  From 1958 to 1959 he attended the Vienna Academy of Music studying composition and from 1959 to 1962 he continued his studies in London with the British composer Anthony Milner graduating with Licentiate in Music from Trinity College.  On his return to South Africa was active in the SA Composers Society and served on the committee of the SA Music Teachers. He opened a studio and taught both in various schools and privately.  In 1965 he shared first prize for a string composition organised by the South African Composers Society.  His work has been performed in Vienna, Johannesburg and Cape Town (where he now resides), and has been broadcast on radio. At the age of 59 he started Cello lessons and is now very active playing chamber music with various groups and participates in performances at various venues.  Michael also presents a regular programme on Fine Music Radio (Cape Town).  He had not composed for a number of years but on his retirement the muse returned and now divides his time between practicing, playing and composing.

About Composer Martin Leubitz

Cantor Martin Leubitz served Congregation Beth Am in Cleveland, Ohio for over twenty years before coming to Temple Beth El of Rochester, NY in 1995.

A vocal performance major at the University of Akron, Cantor Leubitz graduated from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1972. During his career, he has become known not only for his highly interpretive renditions of the liturgy, but also for his delightful musical programs including selections of Yiddish, Hassidic and Broadway show music.

Cantor Leubitz has composed and published several pieces for Hazzan and Congregation, which he uses as part of the Sabbath and Holiday services. He is the featured soloist on two recordings, “High Holiday Favorites” and “Shma Koleinu.” He appeared with the Rochester Oratorio Society concert in 2005 performing the Ernest Bloch, Sacred Service (Avodat Hakodesh) at the Hochstein Performance Hall. In addition, Cantor Leubitz has recorded Temple Beth El’s setting of Friday Night Live.

A member of the Cantors Assembly, Cantor Leubitz served on the national Executive Council and as chair of the Tri-State Region.

The Jewish Theological Seminary awarded Cantor Leubitz an honorary Doctor of Music degree December 2008 for his contributions during his career in the cantorate.

About Composer Craig Mason

Craig Mason attended the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, where he received a Comprehensive Music Education Degree (Vocal, Instrumental, and General). Craig also earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has taught 5-12 Band and Choir in Pepin, Wisconsin, 7th grade band and 8th grade band at Stoughton Middle School and band, theater, music theory, jazz, marching band, and chamber ensembles at Stoughton High School. Craig has extensive experience with jazz education and a rich history with the drum and bugle corps genre, dating back to 1976. He was a performer and teacher for the Madison Scouts until 1992, taught several music ensembles in Europe, and is currently teaching and writing music for the Kilties drum and bugle corps. Craig was selected for the Kohl Fellowship in 1989 and has been selected for Who's Who in America's Teachers numerous times, as well as being selected for Who's Who in America, and has been selected as the most influential music teacher in Wisconsin, by School Band and Orchestra magazine. He has taught many band clinics, judges marching band contests and solo & ensemble festivals. He has arranged and composed for many marching bands, concert bands, chamber ensembles, brass bands, and drum and bugle corps around the United States, Europe and Japan. He is also the conductor of the 2012 Section 2 NABBA champion Madison Brass Band (http://www.madisonbrassband.com/). In addition, he also writes drill for marching bands.

Michael Allentoff, Business Manager

Michael Allentoff, who assists in business operations, has been active in the Rochester musical community for over 40 years. He has been the President of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He performs on violin with the Brighton, Greece, and Brockport Orchestras. As an undergraduate at McGill University, he studied theory and orchestration with noted Canadian composer Donald Steven. He has an MBA from the University at Albany and is a business manager in his own consulting organization.

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