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 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, which premiered in January 2021 on PBS.
In May 2021, Michelangelo graduated with a Master of Music degree in screen scoring studying under Chris Hajian at 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. 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. 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 sports such as basketball and football, art, and cats.