Jason Schoenfeld began his musical career as many do, on the theatre stage. There, he first found his love for music and the dramatic, which was soon augmented as he began learning piano and percussion. His musical passions lived and grew in parallel, in the worlds of theatre, concert, rock, and jazz. He followed other interests at college, obtaining a degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland; but while there, he gradually uncovered a drive to pursue the music he had spent so much time learning and loving. He started writing songs and scores at every opportunity, building up his skills and portfolio for a drastic change in direction.
Jason now studies Film Scoring at New York University, and aims to have his work heard on stage, screen, and radio, in all the styles he grew up on. His work features a variety of modern styles, commonly blending songlike structures, modern and jazz harmony, and synthetic textures. In Fall 2017, Jason received the Vic Mizzy Scholarship from the ASCAP Foundation, based on the recommendation of his teachers and judgment of the foundation's board.