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About Jared DePasquale
For over twenty five years Jared has composed the musical scores for some of Western culture’s most celebrated stories and iconic characters. The recipient of numerous awards and critical acclaim, his work is widely recognized for its ability to musically capture complex characters amidst stories that are rich in texture and meaning.
Early in his career, Jared apprenticed under Emmy and ASCAP Award winning composer Joseph LoDuca. With LoDuca, Jared learned the business of composing for A-list projects including the globally syndicated television shows Xena: The Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Immediately following his apprenticeship, Jared scored several horror films for Full Moon Pictures and Rapid Heart Pictures and was recognized by Music from the Movies as one of the three most promising and interesting talents among film composers today. His score for "At the Back of the North Wind" won a 2006 Audie Award for "Achievement in Production", as the score was recorded in 5.1 surround sound at Nashville's iconic OceanWay Studios.
His most recent score to "The Victory of Joan of Arc" has received praise from both critics and fans with noted film music critic, Randall Larson saying, "DePasquale’s latest audio drama score is one of the composer’s most fragrant, potent, and personal scores to date, and that’s saying a lot." JD Sutter of Audio Theatre Central said, "The score, which was composed by Jared DePasquale, is intricate and beautiful, weaving in and out of the story tapestry masterfully. "
DePasquale is a 10 time Seneca Award Nominee, and is the only person, regardless of award category, to have won three consecutive Seneca Awards (2017-2019). When Jared isn't writing, he enjoys passing on his passion for scoring to the next generation, where he has been a guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, Wheaton College, Judson University, Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music, Nashville's Score-Con, and Sonic-Con at Liberty University.
Jared resides in Nashville with his wife and two children.
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Jared is more than a composer – he’s an artist in every sense of the word. His score tells an amazingly vivid story, but never gets in the way of the actor’s performances. Just when you think, “Surely, he’s used up his bag of tricks”, he opens another bag. I marvel at Jared’s skill, his knowledge of how to turn an idea into a work of art, and his humility at the end of the process.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Dave Arnold, Peabody Award Winning Executive Producer