Theory, Composition, Music Technology
Mark Spraggins is active as a composer, musician, and educator. Notable awards that Mark has received for his compositions include: the 2000 M.A.C.R.O competition (international choral competition - first prize), the Society of Composers, Imagine '96 new music festival, New Mexico Youth Symphony, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the College Music Society.
He has received commissions from the 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). Mark has also written and produced music for programs on the History Channel and the A&E Network.
Among multimedia work, Mark has produced interactive software for ear-training (both CD-Rom and web-based), and has produced audio CD's for the co-authored instructional books, Ear-Training Through Music Literature and Sight-Singing Through Music Literature. Mark currently teaches at California Lutheran University where he is director of the Digital Music Lab.