Jonathan Strasser, American violinist and conductor, Died at 70


Jonathan Strasser was born on June 3, 1946 and died on March 8, 2017.

He was an American professional musician, educator, teacher, and conductor.

Strasser buried at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla, New York.

Strasser’s legacy includes countless students who went on either to be musicians and music teachers themselves or were influenced and mentored to be dedicated to their chosen path in life, with music always being important.

He was raised in New York City.

Strasser attended the High School of Music & Art and graduated in 19xx.

Then, Jonathan attended Manhattan School of Music for violin studies and graduated in 19xx.

Strasser was a faculty member for over 30 years at Music & Art and his high school’s successor, LaGuardia H.S. of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

To compensate the needs of students in New York City without a music program at their school, he founded Inter-School Orchestras of New York.

Strasser was also on faculty for the Manhattan School of Music pre-college division, for which he would remain on faculty for over 30 years as teacher and conductor of the MSM Precollege Philharmonic.

He held the role of actor as conductor of the High School of Performing Arts orchestra during its performance in the film.

Jonathan Strasser passed away at 70 years old.