1. Faculty

Mauricio Rodriguez


  • Musicianship
  • Music Theory
  • Visual Art of Music
  • Composition


  • DMA, Stanford University
  • MA, Stanford University
  • BFA, Royal Conservatory; The Hague, Netherlands
  • BFA, University of Mexico

What is your hometown?

Palo Alto

Who were your major teachers? (List three or fewer.)

Brian Ferneyhough, Clarence Barlow, and Julio Estrada

What are some important collaborations of yours?

Composed for: JACK String Quartet, ICE: International Contemporary Ensemble & Talea Ensemble

What recordings can we hear you on?






D.M.A. and M.A. in Music Composition, Stanford University; M.A. and B.F.A. in Sonology/Composition, Royal Conservatory The Hague, The Netherlands; B.F.A. in Music Composition, University of Mexico. Artist-in-Residence: Arteles Center (Finland), University of California Santa Cruz (WACM-Composition), International Center for Composers (Sweden), Xenakis Center (France), Formations Professionnelles Royaumont (France), and Cuban Institute of Art. Fellow of the National Endowment of Mexican Art. Rodriguez has taught music theory, music technology, and composition at Stanford University, San Jose State University, ESMUC Catalunya, University of Mexico, and Conservatory Salamanca Spain. Currently, he leads the piano lab at San Jose City College and also teaches AP Music Theory, Musicianship, and Composition at the Pre-College Academy in San Francisco Conservatory of Music.