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Mark Spraggins, D.M.A.

Professor and Chair, Music Department

Email: spraggin@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3309
Office: Pederson Ranch House
Website: www.markspraggins.com

Profile

Mark Spraggins is active as a composer, musician, and educator in music technology. As a composer, his music has been performed throughout the U.S., and at European venues in Norway, Sweden, France and Italy. His catalog includes works for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, percussion ensemble, various chamber ensembles, solo piano, and prepared piano.

Notable awards or commissions that Mark has received for his compositions include: first prize the 2000 M.A.C.R.O. competition (international choral competition), New Mexico Youth Symphony, National Federation of Music Clubs, Indianapolis Youth Symphony, Cantoria (choral), Butler Wind Ensemble, USC percussion ensemble, Indianapolis Children's Theater, Butler Ballet, Westbrook Quartet (string quartet). In addition, his music has been performed live on KUSC Los Angeles Public Radio. As a pianist, he has performed his own piano compositions as well as works by living Amercian composers.

Mark is also active as a soundtrack music producer, and has created music for programs on the History Channel and the A&E Network. He currently owns Exoplanet Studios, a music production company specializing in music for video games. 

Mark is currently director of Cal Lutheran's Music Production program, where he built and maintains multiple state of the art audio workstations for music production and recording. His is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, Society of Composers and Lyricists, Association of Technology in Music Instruction, and the College Music Society. 

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Southern California (2004)

Master of Music - Butler University (1994)

Bachelor of Music, Auburn University (1991)

 

Expertise

Music Technology, Music Composition, Orchestration, Music of the 20th Century