Jared Emerson-Johnson is an American video game music composer, sound designer, voice actor and a lead composer in Bay Area Sound.
Emerson-Johnson has been working in the video game industry since the early 00s. The first project he participated in was 2003 action-adventure game Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb in which he was an assistant to Clint Bajakian. The first game in which he was credited as a composer was The Bard’s Tale released in 2004. Jared is most known for writing music for Telltale Games. He was the main composer for all three seasons of Telltale’s Sam & Max. In 2012 his soundtrack for Star Wars: The Old Republic was awarded as the best soundtrack album of the year by Game Audio Network Guild Awards.
In his works, Jared Emerson-Johnson incorporates elements of classical and jazz music and mixes them with various genres based on the setting of the game. The composers himself plays various instruments such as violin, guitar, keyboards, and mandolin.