A native of Austin, Texas, Michelangelo Rodriguez is a composer for film, television, and multimedia based in Los Angeles. With a focus on writing film music, he has provided original scores to several award winning film, documentaries, and commercials. Most recently, his music can be heard in BMW's 2022 Super Bowl ad, Zeus & Hera, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Salma Hayek, and the Spotify Studios podcast FOGO: Fear of Going Outside. His music can also be heard in his recent contributions to the PBS American Experience documentary, The Codebreaker. on PBS. In 2021, he joined music house Squeak E. Clean Studios as a Studio Assistant.
In May 2021, Michelangelo graduated with a Master of Music degree in screen scoring from New York University. 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. In 2019, Michelangelo graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a member of ASCAP, the SCL, the Composers Diversity Collective, and Grammy U.
Michelangelo cites his love for using instruments, sounds, and genres that usually don't go together, and blend them seamlessly 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 basketball, football, art, and cats.
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