Jonathan David Neal
Jonathan David Neal is a composer and orchestrator with 25+ years experience in composing music for film, TV and recording projects. He has recorded with orchestras in across the country and in Europe. Additionally, he has experience composing for and working with ethnic instruments and musicians in Indonesia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He recently composed music for the feature film The Film Maker’s Son and the documentary, “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus,” which, after a theatrical release is now on Netflix, as well as other feature films and documentaries in both the U.S. and Europe. He composed music for TV shows such as “Sponge Bob Squarepants,” “Christmas Child” (Lifetime feature), and NFL Films, among others. He currently has a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Rights Management.
Jonathan does lectures and workshops on music composition, composing for film and TV, and orchestral workshops at several universities, as well as the Omaha Conservatory of Music and a residency for Belhaven University in Jackson, MS on Film and Music Composition. Jonathan’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, was premiered by Orchestra Omaha in 2016. Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor of Composition at Biola University in southern California.
He currently sits as an officer of the board of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) and serves on the Music Rights and Social Media Committees. Jonathan is, also, an officer on the board of the Music Creators of North America (MCNA). The MCNA is an alliance of music creator organizations that, along with international composer organizations, advocate for fair compensation for music creators and the preservation of intellectual property rights.