Jonathan Armandary

Course Leader for ED Music & FE Progress Tutor


Job title: Course Leader for ED Music & FE Progress Tutor

Courses taught: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Specialisms: composition and arranging for the moving image, popular music performance

Jonathan Armandary (BA(Hons), PGCE, PGCert) is an educator, composer, and performer specialising in composition and arranging for the moving image, and popular music performance. He is the Course Leader & Progress Tutor for the BTEC Music Performance course at Leeds College of Music.

Having originally studied Jazz Saxophone on LCoM’s first Jazz BTEC ND, Jonathan moved to music production to pursue a career in music for the moving image – initially completing the specialist Foundation Degree in Music Production for Film & Television, before finishing the BA(Hons) in Music Production, and topping it off with a PGCert in Composition.

Having studied under the likes of Brian Morell (Elton John, Kate Bush) and BAFTA nominated Neil Myers, Jonathan has since worked on a multitude of projects but has a particular focus on film (both short and feature).

Jonathan has won multiple awards internationally for his music, including:

  • “Best Original Score” at the 30 Dies Fantastic Film Festival in Andorra for the film Candlestick (recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • “Best Sound Track” at the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival in New Zealand for the film the Salt Trail
  • “Best Score in a Short Film” at the Southampton International Film Festival for Reboot
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