Jonathan David Neal is a composer and orchestrator with 25+ years of experience in composing music for film, TV and record projects. He has recorded with orchestras at Paramount Pictures, Capitol Records, Nashville, Abbey Road and with the Budapest Film Orchestra. He has experience composing for and working with ethnic instruments and musicians in Indonesia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. He has recently composed music for the feature film “Film Maker’s Son” and the documentary, “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus” which had a theatrical release, as well as other feature films and documentaries in the US and Europe. His music is on TV shows such as Sponge Bob Squarepants, Christmas Child (Lifetime feature), and NFL Films, among others. He currently has a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Rights Management.

Jonathan has held lectures and workshops on music composition, composing for Film & TV and orchestral workshops at Biola University, Belhaven University and Omaha Conservatory of Music. He recently held a workshop on film scoring at University of Aalborg’s Musik Konservatorium, a branch of Denmark’s Royal Academy of Music. His Concerto For Viola and Orchestra was premiered by Orchestra Omaha. Jonathan is an Instructor of Music Composition at Biola University.

He currently sits as an officer of the board of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) and serves on the Music Rights and Social Media Committees. Jonathan represents the SCL to Music Creators of North America (MCNA), which is an alliance of music creator organizations allied with worldwide music creator organizations to advocate for fair compensation and the preservation of intellectual property rights to the DOJ, the US Copyright Office and the EU. Jonathan is also, the treasurer of MCNA.


Film Scores

Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus (Theatrical release, now playing in Europe and on Netflix)

Film-Maker's Son (dramatic feature)

Verteidigt die Mühle (Defend The Mill-mystery feature)

Ali and Silvana (dramatic feature)

Life of Fire (3 hour documentary film)

Sandcastles (dramatic short)

Outreach Canada (documentary)



Brothers of the Frontier-(Orchestrator for Movie of the Week-ABC)

Book of Virtues (Orchestrator for PBS-animation)

Music credits: Christmas Child (Lifetime feature 12/2004)

NFL Films

ESPN Greatest Moments

Unsolved Mysteries



Saturday Night Live

Today Show

Tonight Show


Dateline NBC

Nightly News with Tom Brokaw(NBC)


Jenny Jones

Days Of Our Lives

Another World

Inside The NFL(HBO)

Spongebob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)

Zoom (PBS)

Unsolved Mysteries

Richard Byrd-The Last Explorer (Biography)

Andy Milonakis Show (MTV)

Lords Of The Gourd (PBS)

Wedding Story (TLC)

New York At The Movies

Biography Of The Year 2000

Girls Of Hedsor Hall (MTV-2009) (TLC


Dream of Rome-(arr. jazz strings for Bianca Morales & Beem Records-Finland)

Epic, Action and Emotion Series (ScoreSmith/Spark)

Orchestral Scores for Film + TV Vol. 1 (EMI)

Comedy, Soap and Cartoon (EMI)

Symphonic Film Cues(EMI)

About Love, The Blues and Farewell (EMI)

Galaxy Fantasia (EMI)

Urban Galaxy (EMI)

Beautiful Music Orchestra (Brentwood Music)

Beautiful Music Strings and Harp (Brentwood Music)

Dreams of Denmark(CD & Music Video) (ScoreSmith)

A Danish Christmas Fantasia

Song of Songs (Authentic Media-UK)