Mark Spraggins, D.M.A.
Professor, Music Department
Pederson Ranch House
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.
Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Southern California (2004)
Master of Music - Butler University (1994)
Bachelor of Music, Auburn University (1991)
Music Technology, Music Composition, Orchestration, Music of the 20th Century