Jonathan Dinerstein writes music for film and television. His recent credits include Alan Tudyk's comedy series Con Man, James Urbaniak's noir radio drama A Night Called Tomorrow, the modern thriller feature Kiss Me, Kill Me, the groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning online series Satacracy 88, and scores for national television broadcast on shows including documentaries, wildlife series, cooking programs, commercials, Saturday morning cartoons, and more.

At home in any musical style, Jonathan's aim is always to find the emotional center of a project and to create an organic complement to its visual component, a seamless marriage of music and picture. His compositional strengths include a keen melodic sense, orchestrational sophistication, and a sensitivity to dramatic storytelling.

Jonathan pursued a unique course of study at Harvard University combining music and cognitive neuro-psychology, writing a thesis on the brain's processing of emotional responses to music. He then honed his score-writing in the University of Southern California's prestigious graduate program in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television. There, he studied under such prominent industry figures as Christopher Young, Pete Anthony, and David Raksin, and conducted his compositions on Paramount Studio's Scoring Stage M. Also an accomplished musical director and pianist, Jonathan can regularly be heard playing for musical theater, cabaret, jazz and comedy in Los Angeles, including for the hit monthly staged comedy show The Thrilling Adventure Hour. His hands have been seen playing piano on TV's Glee.


Con Man

Comedy series, directed by Alan Tudyk

A Night Called Tomorrow

Film noir podcast, written by James Urbaniak and Brie Williams

Wynonna Earp

Sci-fi western TV series, created by Emily Andras - score for promo videos

Clown Service

Short film, directed by Tig Notaro

Call Me Lucky

Documentary feature, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait - additional music

Kiss Me, Kill Me

Modern noir thriller feature, directed by Casper Andreas

Nebraska Loves Public Schools

Documentary pieces on PBS

Christmas in Alsace

Nationally syndicated PBS cooking special, starring Hubert Keller

Charter Spectrum

TV commercial - "Dinosaur"

Such Good People

Comedy feature film, directed by Stewart Wade

Happy Baby

Dramatic feature film, directed by Stephen Elliot

The Standbys

Documentary feature film, directed by Stephanie Riggs

Metro Week

TV news magazine show on AZPM

Give and Take

Independent feature film, directed by Gail Golden

Jack Link's Beef Jerky

TV Commercial - "Carpool"

Crizal Eyeglass Lenses

TV Commercial


Independent feature film comedy. Directed by Adam Busch and Amber Benson, starring Samm Levine, Angela Bettis, Jonathan Woodward, James Urbaniak

Arizona Illustrated

Nightly news magazine TV series

Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice

TV documentary on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, currently exploring Mars


TV Commercial - "Doctors" - aired during Olympics broadcasts

Topic A with James Urbaniak

Web series, directed by David Avallone


TV documentary on Spanish Renaissance artwork

Kid's Cuisine

TV Commercial - "Shrek"

In The Moment

Web series, directed by Dave O'Brien

Corporate Monster

Short film, directed by Peter Brogna

Chef Class

Nationally syndicated PBS cooking show

Soccer Mom

Short film, directed by Leetal Platt

A Lot of Chocolate

Short film, directed by Peter Brogna

The Conversation

Short film, directed by Julie Stevens

Secrets of a Chef

Nationally syndicated PBS cooking show starring Hubert Keller

Tucson Remembers: The War Years

Multi-part WWII documentary broadcast on PBS TV, 2006-2008

Wild Florida

Full score for all episodes of wild animal TV series airing on PBS

Satacracy 88

Online interactive comic book, directed by Brad Winderbaum. Nominated for 2008 Emmy for New Approaches. Winner of the 2007 Emmy Award for Best Broadband Drama. Winner of the 2007 Webby Award for Best Online Drama.

Love Songs from the Bottom of the Ocean

Cabaret art songs for digital video installaion, starring Blair Brown

The Holiday Table

Nationally syndicated PBS cooking show

The Anatomy of a Hurricane

PBS documentary

Red Doors

Additional Music for 2005 Tribecca Film Festival award-winning feature film, dir. Georgia Lee

Baking Magic

Nationally syndicated PBS cooking show

The Futurist

Short film, directed Brad Winderbaum

I Love My Suit

Short film, Brooklyn Film Festival, also aired on NYC's Channel 13, directed by Peter Brogna

Spin - A Musical Myth

New musical theater show by M. Kilburg Reedy - Additional Music and Orchestrations


Short film, directed by Georgia Lee


Short film, directed by John Fiorelli


Part of Fox Kids' Saturday morning "Fox Box" TV line-up


Part of Fox Kids' Saturday morning "Fox Box" TV line-up