A native of Austin, Texas, Michelangelo Rodriguez is a composer for film, television, and multimedia based in New York City. With a focus on writing film music, he has provided original scores to several award winning film, documentaries, and commercials. He recently assisted Mark Suozzo on the American Experience documentary The Codebreaker, which premieres in January 2021 on PBS. He was the recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Vic Mizzy Scholarship, which assists a deserving graduate student in NYU Steinhardt's Film & Multimedia program. Currently, he is taking part in the SCL Mentorship program in New York City.
Michelangelo is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in screen scoring studying under Eric Hachikian at New York University. His music is also featured in Move Music LLC's music library and he is a part of the demo teams for various sample library companies. In 2019, Michelangelo graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition under David Garner. In the summer of 2018, he studied with composers such as Larry Groupé (Straw Dogs), and Roger Neill (Mozart in the Jungle), at the Palomar Film Music Workshop. From 2016-2019, he served as the Ambassador for the Grammy U Organization at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Michelangelo was a part of the Third and Fourth Annual Texas Young Composer’s Concert, and was featured in the PBS Arts in Context television documentary, Young Composers. Michelangelo is a recipient of the Milton Salkind Scholarship, the Capital Credit Union Scholarship, and is a member of the Grammy U Organization. He is also a member of ASCAP, the SCL, and is a certified Pro Tools user.
Michelangelo cites his love for innovative sounds and 20th century neoromantic music as his biggest influence as a composer. With all of his scores, he finds a unique soundscape and new sounds to help find a tone and music world that is special to each project he works on. Besides music, Michelangelo enjoys sports such as basketball and football, art, and cats.