Jonny Allen

Jonny Allen
Percussion Faculty/Ensemble in Residence
Conservatory

Contact Info
816-235-2950
room 324, PAC

About

Jonny Allen is a Brooklyn based percussionist whose contagious passion for music has been described as “a demonstration of raw power, virtuosity and feeling” by The New York Times. Jonny has won prizes at both the International Chamber Music Competition and the International Marimba Competition in Salzburg, giving respective performances at Carnegie Hall and Schloss Hoch in Flachau, Austria. He has also performed as a drum set soloist with Ghana’s National Symphony Orchestra at the National Theatre in Accra. Outside of Sandbox, Jonny performs regularly with his jazz trio, Triplepoint, the Percussion Collective, and is a founding Core Member of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC). He is also a committed educator, co-directing the NYU Sandbox Percussion Seminar each summer, holding a position as Percussion Director at Choate Rosemary Hall, as well as giving workshops and master classes worldwide. Jonny holds a bachelor’s degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a master's degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music.