Jonathan Astley, Centre Director (Moncton)

Jonathan is a Centre Director (Moncton) in Sistema New Brunswick, the largest Sistema-inspired program in Canada with 280 students attending daily and eighteen professional staff.   He is also French Horn Teaching Artist with more than 20 French Horn students. Each year, Jonathan coordinates more than seven concert events with performances from the Sistema NB Children’s Orchestras, reaching more than 11,000 audience members in the region. 

As a performer, Jonathan recently performed with Ventus Machina at the 2018 East Coast Music awards and is also a founding member of the East Coast Brass Quintet, which recently completed a 2018 tour. Jonathan is a regular performer with Symphony New Brunswick and Tutta Musica. A member of the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the 2014 National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Jonathan is an active orchestral and chamber player. Jonathan recently performed at the 2015 Juno awards backing up the Canadian rock group the Arkells in their hit single Come To Light.

Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University with majors in orchestra performance and music theory. As well, Jonathan received an Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music’s prestigious Glenn Gould School. Jonathan currently resides in Moncton, New Brunswick with his wife Caitlin.