Nicholas Martin Rodriguez

Nicholas Martin Rodriguez (4 October 1981) is a composer of original music and arranger. He earned his B.A. in music composition at California State University of Fresno where he studies with Dr. Kenneth Froelich, Dr. Benjamin Boone and Professor Brad Hufft. Before attending Fresno State, Nick studied music theory and entry level composition with Dr. John Gerhold. While attending West High School and later studying music in college, Nick was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from 1999-2003. As a member of the West High School Viking Regiment and Santa Clara Vanguard hornline, Nick was highly influenced by the work of Jon Steinwinder, Gordon Henderson, Dean Westman and Key Poulan. Nick has also served as a music/visual instructor for several high schools in the central valley of California. Currently, Nick lives in Bakersfield California with his Fiance, Kristie and their two dachshunds, Wolfy & Dinosaur.


• Single Subject Teaching Credential Music (Point Loma Nazarene University)
• B.A Music Composition (California State University Fresno)
• Bakersfield College


• Live Oak High School 2006–Present
• The King’s Academy Knight’s Brigade 2011–Present
• Frontier High School (Original Fight Song)
• Centennial High School 2005–2006
• Arroyo Grande High School 2008
• Stockdale High School 2002
• West High School 2001, 2006, 2007

Teaching & Learning Experience

• Paramount Bard Academy Intern 2010–2011
• SCV 2006 Visual Instructor
• SCVC 2004 Visual Instructor
• West High School 2003-2005 Assistant Band Director
• Served as a marching/music Instructor for several schools throughout the central valley
• SCV 1999-2003 Member
• SCVC 1998 Member