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Since childhood, Oscar has loved films. Growing up playing piano, he began composing early on, but it was a bit later that he began to truly focus on composition.
At sixteen, he began his undergraduate studies at the Conservatorio De Las Rosas in the city of Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico). Three years later, he continued his studies at Escuela Nacional De Musica in Mexico City. There he studied piano with Luis Mayagoitia and Ramon Mier.
In 1994, he was awarded a scholarship to study with the Italian composer Franco Donatoni. Meanwhile, Oscar performed throughout Mexico, arranging Mexican folk songs for choirs from Casas De Cultura, which he accompanied.
In 1997, Oscar returned to the United States and settled in Chicago, IL. There he studied piano with Dr. Bruce Berr, composition with Robert Lombardo, Ilya Levinson, and electronic composition with Don Malone at Roosevelt University (Chicago). In 2001, Oscar studied film scoring at Columbia College (Chicago).
Oscar has been on the Piano Faculty of the Old Town School of Folk Music since 2001, and is an active composer producing music for film and other media.
Fashion of the Wolf
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Composer A fashion designer who is convinced she's murdered her colleague must come clean in order for the show to go on.
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Those Little Monsters
Film (Drama, Thriller and Short) Composer A young woman and her partner are trapped in a home they built with lies when she meets another man who inspires her to change, but her partner will do anything to stop their truth.
Film (Short and Drama) Composer A naïve newly wed finds herself trapped in an emotionally abusive marriage, and must decide whether she can survive the relationship or death would be her only choice.
The Lonely One
Television (Short, Drama and Family) Music department What would you do if your son came out to be LGBT? Disown? Abuse? Well here is a story of a young boy and his journey of acting like someone he really isn't and when he decides its time to come out, his life changes FOREVER.
Film (short) by Janet B. Milstein (Comedy and Drama) Composer The quirky dark comedy, "The Survivors," is about what unfolds between three siblings, Liz (Jennifer Mayberry), the put-upon oldest sister; Ed (Tom Mayher) the strong-but-silent alcoholic brother; and Britni (Katie Rosch) the tomboyish, phrase-creating youngest sister at a get-together after their mother dies. Compounding the situation are the presence of Ed's latest, much-younger girlfriend, Maria (Leslie Valentin) and Britni's sweet but hypochondriacal boyfriend, Ben (Mike Trojanowski).
Crossroads: Choices and Consequences
Film by Mimi productions/Federal Bureau Of Investigation (Drama and Short) Composer One teen's dramatic journey to adulthood as he faces tough choices and potential dire consequences.
Looking 2 Score
Film (short) by Jon Ross (Comedy) Composer Bobbi gets more than she bargains for when she is set up on a blind date.
Film (short) by Tomax Aponte (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Composer An old piano shop is the setting for this dark tale about a piano tuner and the effect his work has on an unsuspecting public.
7 Colombian Kilos
Film by Zeke Gonzales (Action, Drama and Thriller) Composer The brutal story of betrayal between two partners in the violent business of supplying drugs to Chicago's West Side. Greed and mistrust tear apart their childhood-long friendship.
Film (short) by Ann Verrall (Crime) Composer An electronic bank heist goes terribly wrong for two assassins turned thieves and their rag tag crew.
The 4th Beast: Mask of the Antichrist
Video by Nathyn Masters (Action) Composer Army Ranger Daniel Abrams has just come home from service in Iraq. His goals are simple; to live a peaceful life here in America and find love with Myra, a beautiful young private he met during his tour of duty. This dream comes to a screeching halt when Father Paul Anderson, a teacher he knew from high school, request him to deliver a disk containing information on the identity of the Antichrist to journalist Veronica Evans. But things become problematic when Delilah and Sebastian, two rogue Vatican agents, and their band of NOCs (agents with Non-Official Cover) come to steal the disk for their own purposes. Written by TimeCode Mechanics
The 12th Night
Film (short) by Nathyn Masters (Drama) Composer After losing his job Trent Colburn is offered a position delivering packages for a shady woman who offers hard cash. But something goes wrong when he opens one of the packages and suddenly finds himself held hostage and questioned about a shooting spree he knows nothing about. Written by Nathyn Masters