Dr. Jonathan Sayre Allen
Lecturer in Trombone
Dr. Jonathan Sayre Allen serves as Lecturer in Trombone at The University of Iowa. His students have received scholarships and graduate assistantships to attend the New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, University of Miami, Mannes College, University of Iowa, Indiana University, Western Michigan, Columbus State, University of Utah, University of Missouri Kansas City, and the University of Northern Iowa. Students have won positions in prestigious ensembles, such as the Grammy All-Star Band, Next-Generation Jazz Orchestra, Brubeck Jazz Colony, Jazz Band of America, Honor Band of America, as well as Iowa All-State Orchestra, Band, and Jazz Band.
While a student at The University of Northern Colorado, Jonathan began his professional career by winning a position in the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. As a member of the Orchestra at Temple Square (UT), Dr. Allen performed weekly international television and radio broadcasts with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (now known as the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square), in addition to performing on several audio and video recordings with the ensemble. Allen has performed with the Quad-City Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Cheyenne Symphony, Ft. Collins Symphony, and The Temptations. In addition, he has appeared on several film soundtracks and commercial recordings. Dr. Allen has performed at the American Trombone Workshop and performed and conducted at the International Trombone Festival and Southeast Trombone Symposium. Dr. Allen hosted the 2018 International Trombone Festival at the University of Iowa.
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. His teachers have included Edwin “Buddy” Baker, Dr. Nathaniel Wickham, Larry Zalkind, Dr. Donn Schaefer, and Dr. David Gier.