Jonathan Steltzer

Jonathan Steltzer is a Graduate Assistant for the UCF Bands Program. His responsibilities include working in all facets of UCF Bands including the athletic bands and wind band program.

Most recently, Jonathan served as a saxophonist for the 3ID Band in the U.S. Army Bands. Before his military service, Jonathan was the Assistant Band Director at Wayne County High School (Jesup, GA), where he was selected as a 2022 Grammy Music Educator quarter-finalist.

As an educator, he has been a guest clinician at numerous schools and has given sessions at conferences, including Georgia, South Carolina, and Maryland Music Educators Association Conferences. While at Wayne County High School, the band performed at the 2nd largest St Patrick’s Day Parade in North America in Savannah, GA, and at Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimps baseball games. As an advocate for developing opportunities for other musicians, he has served on the education committee for the International Clarinet Association and the international conference organization committee for the North American Saxophone Alliance.

Jonathan performs regularly as a woodwind doubler and commercial saxophonist. Jonathan regularly performs with The Palace Theatre (Manchester, NH), the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (Hilton Head, SC), and throughout the southeast for wedding bands. He has given recitals at conferences, including ClarinetFest, North American Saxophone Alliance, International Saxophone Symposium, and others. In competitions, he won the Ronald Sachs International Music Competition, 2nd place in the George Fordis Young Artist Competition (Georgia Philharmonic), and many more.

Jonathan holds a degree in music education from Kennesaw State University. Jonathan has appeared as a screen musician on hit shows, including Stranger Things: Season 3 and Stargirl.