Part-Time Instructor, School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media
Jason Martineau is an award-winning composer, pianist, arranger, and instructor, and has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995. He has composed numerous works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo piano, and chorus, as well as a full-length musical, and over 200 songs, both instrumental and vocal. He has released over twelve albums across multiple genres, and has also been featured on numerous other artists' recordings as pianist, music director, vocalist, and producer. He provides 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 authored a book about music theory released October 2008 entitled "The Elements of Music," published by Wooden Books and Bloomsbury, distributed nationally and internationally. He has been playing the piano since the age of 5, and has been performing since 1989 at numerous venues around the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, as well as the 10th International Festival of Dance and Music in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2011 he joined the faculty at Academy of Art University, teaching music notation, theory, composition, harmony, orchestration, and counterpoint.