A native of Austin, Texas, Michelangelo Rodriguez (b. 1997) is a composer and orchestrator for concert and media platforms based in San Francisco. In addition to having many compositions premiered across the United States, he has had two pieces premiered by the Austin Symphony. Initially a self-taught composer, Michelangelo was a part of the Third and Fourth Annual Texas Young Composer’s Concert, and was featured on the PBS Arts in Context television documentary, Young Composers. In addition, he is the recipient of the 2015 Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award.
As a current student of David Garner at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Michelangelo is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Composition. In 2016, he was named the Ambassador for the Grammy U Organization at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 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.
Michelangelo cites his love for film score and 20th century modernism ideals as his biggest influence as a composer, focusing on writing music that tells stories for his listeners and fellow composers to appreciate. His romantic and contemporary influence is evident in his harmonic language. Besides having a vast amount of music in his life, Michelangelo models for Models Inc. Talent Agency and enjoys basketball, engineering, politics, and art.