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Mauricio Rodriguez

  • Composition
  • Musicianship
Continuing Education
  • Composition
  • Musicianship
Mauricio Rodriguez headshot

Courses Taught


Music Theory

Visual Art of Music



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


Mauricio Rodriguez earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition by Stanford University, a master’s in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory The Hague in The Netherlands, and a bachelor’s in composition, piano, and ethnomusicology at the University of Mexico. His music is frequently played in the Americas and Europe. He has been artist in residence at Arteles Center Finland, University of California Santa Cruz, International Centre for Composers Sweden, Xenakis Centre Paris, Royaumont France, and Cuban Institute of Art. An artistic fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts of Mexico, 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 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.