Since 1989, Jon Territo has worked as a conductor and musician with a variety of artists and musical ensembles throughout Central Florida. Mr. Territo has been with the Orlando Concert Band since 2009, and has brought a fresh perspective to the repertoire, connecting this talented ensemble with their ever-growing audience.
Originally from the Detroit area, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan, and then spent three years performing abroad before settling in Orlando. After working in entertainment at Central Florida, Jon began teaching in Orlando. A genuine love for music and musicians led him to greater involvement in the artistic community nationally. He became the Orchestra Director at the First Baptist Church of Orlando, preparing them for the church’s weekly television broadcast, as well as the popular Singing Christmas Trees.
Mr. Territo has been fortunate to have directed the Orlando Philharmonic, Disney’s Christmas Candlelight Ceremony Orchestra and Choir, the Florida Young Artists Orchestra, the Garden Theatre, and many other ensembles in Central Florida.
Jon Territo earned his Masters Degree from Rollins College, in Education with a concentration in music. He is an active educator, conductor, performer, clinician, and speaker. He currently holds the position of Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Valencia College.