Jason Martineau is an award-winning composer, pianist, artist, 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, piano, and chorus, as well as a full-length musical, multiple film scores, and over 200 songs. In 2007 he orchestrated string arrangements for Vanessa Carlton's album "Heroes and Thieves". He is the author of a music theory book released in 2008 entitled "The Elements of Music" published by Wooden Books and Bloomsbury. That book is also included in a larger, multi-author 6-book volume entitled "Quadrivium". Between these editions, the book exists currently in 10 languages. He has been performing since 1989 at venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, including 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 guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, 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, "Love: The Song of the Universe" was released in 2014.