Hi! My name is Jonathan Allentoff, and I am very excited to direct the music program here at Hillel School. I love to share the joy of music-making, and I look forward to collaborating with everyone in our wonderful Hillel family! I direct the Brockport Symphony, Greece Community, and Temple Beth El Orchestras and serve as associate conductor, principal viola, and principal arranger of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, President of the Greece Performing Arts Society, composition mentor and conductor for the Los Angeles Inception Orchestra, and the founder of Allentoff Music (ASCAP). I graduated from Stony Brook University with a Master of Arts degree specializing in Music, Interdisciplinary Arts, Education, and Technology and received the Dr. Deborah C. Hecht Award for my MA thesis, “The Positive Cultural Impact of Community Orchestras.” I hold a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children and Music from SUNY Brockport. I am an active member and clinician for APME, ASCAP, ASMAC, ASTA, CODA, NAfME, and NYSSMA and serve on the Executive Board of NYASTA, ASMAC’s Event Planning Committee, and the Los Angeles Inception Orchestra Board of Directors.