Jonathan Allentoff, Founder, Manager, and Composer
Jonathan Allentoff is a nationally acclaimed conductor, composer, performer, clinician, and educator. 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, “The Positive Cultural Impact of Community Orchestras.” He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Music from The College at Brockport, SUNY.
In addition to serving as the founder and manager for Allentoff Music, he holds positions as the founding music director of the Brockport Symphony and Temple Beth El Orchestras, music director of the GPAS Greece Community Orchestra, associate conductor, principal arranger, and principal viola for the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, and President of the Greece Performing Arts Society. His works and licensed arrangements have been performed by ensembles across the globe, and he was recently commissioned to write custom arrangements for the Pittsburgh, Knoxville, Muncie, Salina, and Vermont Symphony Orchestras and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. He was also invited to present a multimedia workshop on the Great American Songbook at the 2019 APME National Conference at New York University. In August 2019, he appeared for the third year as a conducting clinician and principal viola for the NYSSMA/NYASTA Directors' Orchestra in Albany. His commercial soundtracks, distributed in partnership with Songtradr, are available on Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. He is an active member of APME, ASCAP, ASMAC, ASTA, CODA, NAfME, and NYSSMA and currently serves on the board of NYASTA.