MY STORY

My name is Jonathan Galland and I am a French music composer, currently 

established in San Francisco (California). I immigrated to the United States

through the "Alien of Extraordinary Ability" Green Card (aka. the "Einstein

Visa"). My work for motion pictures has received international music awards

in more than 20 countries and has been featured on internet radios, trade

publications, and various film music blogs.

I was classically trained from a young age as a violinist and through the

French music schools, before finding my calling in the field of composition

for motion pictures and live shows. I earned my MFA in Music Production

& Sound Design for Visual Media, with an emphasis on Film Scoring at

the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.

I am presently a member of the Recording Academy (NARAS) which host the annual Grammy Awards, and am also approved to submit work for Academy Award consideration in the “Best Original Score” category. I was a voting member on the panel of the 2021 World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium,  and have been a member of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, where I have served numerous times as a judge for the prestigious JUNO Awards.

 

As a musical storyteller, I now delight myself in helping many filmmakers bring their vision to life through the power of sound.

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Trivia

 I discovered movies like “The Elephant Man” and “Braveheart” before ever seeing a cartoon 
True !
I come from a family of musicians
 
False
I toured France as a live technician at age 15
 
True !
I actually enjoy listening to 2Pac
 
Not today...
True !
I went to a high school where every subject was related to music
I have a Private Pilot License from Alameda Aero Club
 
False - I don't have a pilot license.
I have a little sister, who's a pharmacist
 
False - I'm an only child
True !
I competed in figure skating and was coached by US Olympians
A good morning coffee is essential before I start music work
 
I don't drink coffee. Don't ask
True !
In my senior year in college, my demo reel included Tom Cruise and Chris Evans
True !
I learned to drive with a decorated US Army tank driver from the Vietnam War
True !
One of my clients for original music is a 4 𐄂 World champion, and 3 𐄂 Olympian