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Mark Spraggins is an award-winning composer and music producer with over 20 years experience creating music for the stage and screen. He holds a Master of Music degree in composition from Butler University, and a Doctor of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music. 

Mark began composing in his early teens, and wrote his first large orchestral work at age 18. In 2000, he won the international "Macro Competition" for his choral work "Mass", and had his music performed live on KUSC (Los Angeles). He has been commissioned from groups such as the the Indianapolis Youth Symphony, the Westbrook Quartet (string quartet), Cantoria (choir), the USC Percussion Ensemble, and others. Recent choral performances include concerts in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Florence, Venice, Baltimore, New York (Carnegie Hall), and Los Angeles. Television credits include music for “Empires of Industry” (History Channel) and “The Grand Tour” (A&E Network). 

Mark has performed extensively on piano in both the classical and jazz realms, including the works of John Cage.

Mark is currently Director of Music Technology, and Chair of the Music Department at California Lutheran University.  He has previously taught at the University of California Riverside (composition), and the University of Southern California (theory and orchestration).

He currently resides in Thousand Oaks California.


Photos by Jeff Fassett