Biography: 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.
Web Site: www.chrisozley.com