School of Music Visiting Artist
Mike Raznick is a prolific, multi-award winning composer and audio director. His music has been heard on over 500 mobile, social, casual, VR and AAA games as well as numerous films, television productions and promotional trailers. An alumni of both CalArts and NYU, Mike’s partial client list includes Sony, Microsoft, Warner Bros., LEGO, CBS, MTV, HBO, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Last Day of Work, Red5 Studios, A&E, Mercedes, NASA, Insomniac Games, Disney, EA, Zynga, Atari, Sega, Ubisoft, THQ and more. Mike was awarded a fellowship through the Sundance Institute for the 2012 Composers Lab and his indie breakout score for SPATE garnered multiple award nominations.
Recent game credits include: Ratchet and Clank PS4, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!, Grimm Odds, SPATE, Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus, Firefall, Alien Rage, Kings Road, The Adventures of Fancy Pants, The Princess and the Frog, Penguins of Madagascar, Haunted House, uDraw, Farmville 2, Frontierville, Hidden Chronicles and Tekken, among others.
An accomplished musician, Mike has performed throughout the United States and internationally with diverse vocal and instrumental ensembles. Highlights include performances at the Super Bowl, Hollywood Bowl, and Davies Symphony Hall. Mike began training in music at age 6, studying piano and singing with the acclaimed San Francisco Boys Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and San Francisco Opera Company. Born and raised in San Francisco, he is a descendent of violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz.