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Chris Ozley is a native of Augusta, Georgia.
Recently, he received a Master of Music Composition
degree from the University of Texas at Austin
where he studied with renowned educators and composers
Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher and Russell Pinkston.
He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree
from Jacksonville State University where he studied
composition with Michael D’Ambrosio.
Chris has written and arranged numerous works
across a broad spectrum of media. His recent work
Detour for wind ensemble was selected
as a finalist for the 2013 ASCAP Morton Gould
Award. Also, Detour was selected as a winner in
Region VI for the 2013 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission
Competition. Chris garnered a “graduate finalist”
distinction for the 2014 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission
Competition for his Concerto for Percussion
and Wind Ensemble—which will receive its
premiere in Lamoni, Iowa, in 2015.
Chris’ works have been performed by numerous
luminary artists including highly regarded pianist
and pedagogue Dr. Richard Masters (Virginia Tech)
and world-renowned saxophonist, Harvey Pittel.
In December of 2014, Chris’ music was heard at
the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, and was
performed by the illustrious Canyon Ridge Middle
School Honor Band under the direction of Amy Allison.
Coinciding with his Midwest premiere, Chris was
featured in the December 2014 issue of The
Instrumentalist—a national magazine for band
and orchestra. He currently resides in Austin,
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