Jonathan Knight is a composer/songwriter/singer who completed his Master’s degree in the Film Scoring program at NYU Steinhardt. He is originally from Tennessee where he graduated with honors from King College, in which he studied both Political Science and Music. While in attendance there, he released a full-length album with his jazz trio that consisted of all original material. The ensuing year he composed an a cappella choral work entitled, Solidarity, that was premiered by the King College Symphonic Choir. Following graduation, he made an effort to combine choral composition with the styling’s of the pop genre. Thus, with the help of the King College Choir, the Paramount Theatre in Bristol, TN, and local friends and string players, he recorded an EP with this combination in mind. 
       While at NYU he had the privilege to study with David Spear (orchestrator for Elmer Bernstein) and Phil Galdston (Grammy-nominated songwriter, Save the Best for Last).  He was awarded the Carole Bayer-Sager Songwriting Scholarship, and he also had the opportunity to record original songs, Walking Through Love and Silent Sage, with the likes of notable studio giants Will Lee, Hugh McCracken, Chris Parker, and David Spinoza. He also had the opportunity to sing his song, Walking Through Love, with Saturday Night Live (SNL) band members James Genus, Shawn Pelton, and Leon Pendarvis at a concert for Steinhardt-Tisch Film Collaborations and Emerging Songwriters. During this concert, he and four of his fellow classmates were featured composers for the 28-minute silent film, Tales From Tamiment (1932), which was arranged for a jazz quartet. Other recent collaborations involve providing original music for the Tisch dance performance, Zugunruhe, composing a percussion piece entitled, Homecoming, which was premiered by the NYU Percussion Ensemble, and scoring Tisch films entitled Black Truffle, Catharsis, and Comrades. Upon graduation he freelanced for the advertising company,The Lodge, where he submitted music for national commercials for companies such as Mercedes, Reeses, Chrysler, and Budweiser. Also, he interned for Ric Burns' documentary company, Steeplechase, where he was credited in Death and the Civil War which aired on PBS and is now streaming on Netflix and Enquiring Minds (2014) which is streaming on Netflx as well. He also wrote the music for the opening credits for the Comedy Central web series, 300 Sunnyside, co-composed music for the documentary, Hungry, and assisted in sound design for the web series, American Viral. He is currently working on commercial music for the company, Young Designers Collective
        His band, DFONTE, just released their debut album, LCH, this year, and premiered their first video for the song, Fist and Fire, which was directed by Adam Bialo of Kontakt Films ( You can visit their website at

Presently, he is finishing up a choral/orchestral piece and performing shows with DFONTE.