Dr. Jonathan Sayre Allen is Lecturer in Trombone at The University of Iowa. Before this appointment, Jonathan has served as Adjunct Instructor of Low Brass at St. Ambrose University. His students have been awarded scholarships and graduate assistantships at prestigious universities throughout the United States in addition to winning positions in summer orchestras and camps. His high school students have won positions in regional and All-State bands, orchestras, and jazz bands.
Dr. Allen has been a member of the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Greeley (Colorado) Philharmonic Orchestra. As a freelance musician, Jonathan has performed with the Quad-City Symphony, Orchestra Iowa (formerly the Cedar Rapids Symphony), Utah Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Cheyenne Symphony, Ft. Collins Symphony, and The Temptations. Jonathan is a founding member of the Iowa Brass Collective. In addition, he has appeared on several film soundtracks and commercial recordings. Dr. Allen is in demand as a performer and clinician throughout the United States. Most recently, Dr. Allen was Artist-in-Residence at the Quad City Low Brass Day at Augustana College and appeared on the Guest Artist Series at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington D.C. In Spring 2013 Dr. Allen will will present a recital and masterclass at Truman State University and Ouachita Baptist University.
Dr. Allen has served as Web-Assistant for the International Trombone Association and was a founding member and Co-Chair of the Student Board of Directors for the ITA.
Dr. Allen holds degrees from the University of Iowa, University of Utah, and the University of Northern Colorado.