About the Composer
Jesus J. Martinez is a 2011 graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington as a Music Education Major specializing in percussion. He went on to complete his Masters in Music Composition at Southern Methodist University. In August 2013, he was selected as the SMU Student Composer-in-Residence for the Irving Symphony Orchestra in Irving, TX. Irving performed the commissioned piece, "Harmonic Tremor," in February 2014. In June 2015, Jesus was selected as a participant to the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, where he had the opportunity to work with today’s leading composers in film and television. In October, Jesus’ orchestral work, The Hanging Tree, was selected as Honorable Mention in the 2015 Earshot Columbus Symphony Orchestra Composer Competition. In March 2016, Jesus was selected as a winning composer for the 3rd Annual Alabama Symphony Orchestra New Music Readings. In 2017, Jesus won the AOA All State Composition Competition and will be premiering, The Hanging Tree, in 2018. Jesus currently resides in Lewisville, TX with his wife and son, Sarah and Aiden, and his cat, Bono.