Jason Martineau is an award-winning composer, pianist, arranger, and instructor, and has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Manhattan School of Music, and has composed numerous works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo piano, and chorus, as well as a full-length musical, multiple film scores, and over 200 songs, both instrumental and vocal. Dr. Martineau has recorded over twelve albums in various genres, and has also been featured on numerous other artists' recordings, as pianist, music director, and producer. He provides scores, arrangements, original compositions, soundtracks, sound design, accompaniment, private instruction, and musical direction for a diverse and eclectic client base.
Dr. Martineau works in multiple capacities with many different idioms and styles, from world fusion and jazz, to industrial, rock, pop, and classical. In 2007 he orchestrated string arrangements by Vanessa Carlton for her album "Heroes and Thieves." He has also authored a book on music theory released October 2008 entitled "The Elements of Music," published by Wooden Books and Bloomsbury, distributed both nationally and internationally. That book has since been translated into German, Czech, Portuguese, and Japanese, and has been included in a larger, multi-author 6-book volume entitled "Quadrivium", which is available in English, Italian, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, and Russian.
His film scores have been featured in documentaries broadcast on PBS stations around the US since 1998. He also provides music cues and backgrounds for a large variety of multimedia projects. He has been playing the piano since the age of 5, and has been performing since 1989 at numerous venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and more recently, the 10th International Festival of Dance and Music in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2011 he joined the faculty at the Academy of Art University, teaching music notation, theory, composition, orchestration, and counterpoint. He has been a featured columnist for FSHN magazine since 2011, writing monthly articles on the subject of love. He also has been a guest lecturer at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and was adjunct faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for the 2014-15 academic year. His second book for Wooden Books, entitled "Love: The Song of the Universe" was released worldwide on December 30th, 2014.