Kristian Silviano Rodriguez (b. 1994) is a Texas native who has been interested in composition since he was 12. Having studied a variety of instruments, including voice, clarinet, violin, and piano, Kristian's interests in genres are wide ranging, including art songs, choral works, chamber instrumental works, as well as large ensemble works. Kristian's works have been performed and recorded by a variety of ensembles, including the St. Martin’s Ev. Lutheran Church Choir in Austin, TX, the Texas State Chorale and the Texas State Wind Symphony in San Marcos, TX, and the world-renowned Aeolus Quartet. Kristian Rodriguez recently graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in music. Kristian studied composition with Michael Ippolito and Richard Hall while at Texas State University. In addition to composing, Kristian served as a member of the Texas State Chorale, the premiere vocal ensemble of the university. Kristian is also a freelance vocalist, as well as a mariachi vocalist and violinist, having performed in various choral and mariachi events throughout their career. Currently, Kristian is working towards a master's degree in music composition at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, where Kristian has worked with composers Rodney Rogers and Kotoka Suzuki. Recent activities include Kristian's attendance of the 2018 Choral Chameleon Summer Institute for choral composers and conductors in Brooklyn, NY.