ABOUT JARED DEPASQUALE

Jared is passionate about storytelling, and music is the language he chooses to communicate those stories.

With nearly twenty-five years of experience in commercial music as a composer, producer, and session musician, DePasquale has worked in Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit. He is equally at home composing orchestral film scores or producing and playing sessions in rock and world music. Jared has contributed music to nearly a thousand different projects with clients including Full Moon Pictures, Rapid Heart Pictures, Spartan Entertainment, Amsell Entertainment, Focus on the Family, The Brinkman Adventures, Porchlight Family Media, Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, NBC Television, Fox Television, Dreamworks Records, EMI records, Warner Alliance Records, Sparrow Records, and Integrity Music.

Jared apprenticed under Emmy and ASCAP Award winning composer Joseph LoDuca from 1993-1997. In that time, he learned the business of writing music to picture, meeting tight deadlines, and becoming a professional musician.  Through Joseph LoDuca, Jared was also exposed to the music of the Middle East when he had the opportunity to work on the television shows Xena: The Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

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.Dave Arnold, Peabody Award Winning Executive Producer
I had the opportunity to work with Jared on a couple of his music projects. I have always been impressed with the quality of Jared’s work, not only his production and compositional skills but his incredible guitar work. The fact that he is a “cool dude” is icing on the cake.Michael Omartian, 3 Time Grammy Award Winner, 17 time Grammy nominee
I have worked with Jared on a number of projects spanning over 15 years. He has proven himself to be detailed, organized, visionary and creative. His talents as a composer, producer, conductor and guitar player are absolutely first rate. He is a real pro and I can say that I’ve been proud of each project we have done together. He also has the distinction of being the only client that I have turned down Bruce Springsteen to work with. True story!Terry Christian, Grammy nominated recording engineer
I’m not often left speechless, but the music Jared composed for The Trials of St. Patrick has left me unable to find adequate words to say how remarkable it all is. Astonishing.  Unsurpassed.  Words don’t do this score justice.Paul McCusker, Peabody Award Winning Writer and Director
One of the most gifted composers I have worked with. Jared is wonderful to collaborate with and always delivers exactly what I was hoping for and more.David DeCoteau, Director of over 100 Feature Films
It’s one thing when music cues are composed and delivered with almost lightening speed.  It’s even better when those same cues are just off the charts brilliant.  Jared’s score for our production of Tom Swift And His Motorcycle is nothing short of breathtaking – capturing the excitement of adventure, and at the same time, the simplicity of 1910 America.  To call this score a tour de force would be an understatement.Jerry Robbins, Producer at The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air