Artistic Director and Front Ensemble & Electronics Arranger/Composer
Born and raised in Southern California, JONATHAN ZUNIGA is an educator, composer, and arranger for the marching arts. He has served on the Pacific Crest Design Team since 2017.
As an educator, Jonathan has worked with some of the top ensembles in the marching arts, including Pulse Percussion, The Cadets, Blue Stars, and The Academy. He has also designed for such renowned groups as George Mason University and Élan Percussion, as well as local Southern California high schools — Chino Hills, Los Alamitos, and La Quinta.
Zuniga’s compositions and arrangements have been performed by Pacific Crest since 2017. His current indoor design roster includes Gold Indoor Percussion, Quixotic Winds, and Sunny Hills High School, where he also serves as Front Ensemble Director.
Jonathan performed with The Academy, Blue Devils, and RCC. He serves on the Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA) Classification Committee, and is an official artist for Vic Firth, Zildjian, Mike Balter, and Remo.
He is a co-owner and designer at Front2Back Music (front2backmusic.com), a company that creates shows for marching bands and indoor ensembles.