Hi, I'm Michael Paraskevas, a Los Angeles-based film and media composer, orchestrator, arranger, and conductor. I'm an enthusiastic collaborator, dynamic worker, nostalgic film nerd, and I love working with other ambitious and talented people. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, I grew up in an eclectic musical household and have always enjoyed a variety of styles and broadening my compositional palette.
I received my Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Tulsa, where I studied composition, piano, voice, upright and electric bass, guitar, and clarinet. I was active with many ensembles, served as the music director and arranger for the Alpha Chi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, scored many student films, and composed my own score for George Méliès's 1902 silent movie, A Trip to the Moon, as my senior project.
Trekking up to Seattle, Washington, I studied with the two-time Emmy Award-winning composer, Hummie Mann, as part of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program and received my Master of Music in Film Composition.
Located in Los Angeles, when I'm not writing music I can be found indulging in street tacos and attempting to talk Clayton Kershaw into returning to his hometown Texas Rangers.