Mario Godoy (b.1988 Riverside, CA) is a composer, saxophonist, sound designer, and music educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Godoy’s compositional style has been described as "rhythmically brilliant" and "imaginatively colorful.” He has written works for soloists, chamber ensembles, voice, wind ensemble, works with electronics, and music for film and video games. Groups he has worked with include Friction Quartet, Mobius Trio, The Living Earth Show, Akropolis Reed Quintet, Nomad Session, and the Del Sol String Quartet among others. Current projects include a second full-length quartet for Friction Quartet, as well as several film, game, and sound design projects.
As a saxophonist, he has performed professionally across the gamut of musical genres having played with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, multiple chamber ensembles, jazz big bands, jazz combos, and rock bands. His most notable performance project is as the saxophonist and live electronics player for the Oakland-based experimental pop band, Makeunder.
He holds a Master of Music degree in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied under David Garner and Dan Becker. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Redlands where he studied saxophone with Dr. Eddie Smith and composition with Dr. Anthony Suter.
He resides in Oakland, CA where he teaches private and group lessons to musicians of all ages. He currently teaches Scoring for Film and Media at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA, as well as Music and Spanish at Maybeck High School in Berkeley, CA. He also teaches composition through Crowden Music Center's John Adams Young Composers Program.