Max Aruj is a composer born and raised in Los Angeles. He composed and conducted arrangements for Gryffin at Coachella 2019. He wrote the music for Crawl (2019), produced by Sam Raimi, and directed by Alexandre Aja. He composed additional music on Mission: Impossible - Fallout for Lorne Balfe, and on The Crown, for Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams. He also served as score producer for Balfe's The Lego Batman Movie and Pacific Rim: Uprising.
Aruj began his studies at the age of six in classical and jazz piano. Aruj went on to receive a Bachelor's in Music Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he studied composition with Stephen Hartke and piano with Daniel Pollack.
Aruj’s latest release is This Is Football (Amazon Prime), for 14th Street Music, a six-part series that will look at the stories behind the world’s most popular sport, now streaming on Amazon. Aruj is also a board member for Vox Artivism, a non-profit organization provides music education through project-based learning experiences for kids.