Maria Vertiz

Maria was born in Mexico City to a family of musicians. Her dad introduced her to the world of scoring from a young age at his studio, where she scored her first project at 13 with a song for the film The Greatest Miracle. After that, her career started taking off and she was scoring and producing a variety of projects in Mexico and Los Angeles.

Maria is a composer, producer, and songwriter who creates music filled with ethereal sounds, atmospheric ideas, and structural concepts from different eras. She believes in creating parallel universes through music, using a combination of cultured music and orchestral to electronic sounds. She was awarded best composition at the GEMS Film Scoring Workshop by composer Chris Young (The Grudge, Spiderman), Gary Schyman (Bioshock, Torn) and orchestrator Pete Anthony (Us, The Hunger Games) as well as graduating with honors from the Film Scoring Program at Berklee College of Music.

She was invited to collaborate on the feature John Henry, starring Ludacris and Terry Crews, by director Will Forbes and Carlos Morales. She later joined Illuminating Music Group, which is a ground-breaking team of seven award-winning female music composers with whom she continues working with.

Maria currently resides in Los Angeles and Mexico City where she worked and was mentored by eight-time Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner, James Newton Howard (Jungle Cruise, King Kong, Fantastic Beasts) and Chris Westlake (Castle Rock, Before We Go). She recently wrapped a LACMA exhibition docu-series and scored the Amazon Prime Video documentary about the legendary Mexican band, Los Tigres del Norte.

As a producer and writer, she has recently been in the studio with artists such as Niko Rubio (Atlantic), Nicole Zignago (Warner Mexico), Las Villa (Warner Latin), Estevie (Nice Life) and Natalia Lacunza (Universal Spain).