MY STORY

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

established in San Francisco, California. 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.

Classically trained from a young age as a violinist and through the French

music schools, I later found my true calling in the field of composition for

motion pictures. I earned both a BFA and MFA in Music Production and

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

Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.

 

I am a grant recipient from the Jazz Foundation of America, and a member

of the Recording Academy (NARAS) which host the famous Grammy Awards. I am also approved to submit work for Academy Award consideration in the “Best Original Score” category. I am presently a voting member on the panel of the 2021 World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium, and have also been a member of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, where I have served numerous times as a judge at 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
 
False - just no...
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
 
False - I don't drink coffee.
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