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Carmichael Castaños

LA Administrator

Carmichael B. Castaños is a Music Composer known for his ability to create emotive and catchy musical scores that bring stories to life. Born and raised in The Philippines, Carmichael's passion for music started at a later age, he began studying the upright bass at the age of 14. In the midst of his college years, Carmichael developed an interest in film and quickly realized the important role that music played in cinematic storytelling.

Carmichael studied music composition and film scoring at California State University Northridge (CSUN), where he honed his musical storytelling and developed his unique style. After completing his studies, he began working as a freelance composer, then took the journey as an assistant composer while taking on a wide range of projects, from short films, trailer/commercials to political ads and feature-length movies. Over the course of a few years, Carmichael has worked with some of the finest orchestras in film and television from Budapest, Macedonia to Nashville and Los Angeles. 

Despite his success, Carmichael remains humble and is thrilled to be part of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) team as one of the administrators.