Chris Ozley (b. August 1983, Augusta, Georgia) is an American composer.
Mr. Ozley recently received a Master of Music Composition degree from the University of Texas 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 in Jacksonville, Alabama, where he studied percussion with Clint Gillespie. Also during his tenure in Alabama, Chris 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 for Region VI for SCI/ASCAP 2013 Student Composition Competition. Additionally, the recording of Chasing Prisms commissioned and performed by Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, was chosen as a National Winner in the 2013 National Wind Band Honors Competition; the adjudicators who chose this recording as a national winner were Colonel John R. Bourgeois (the 25th Conductor of The President's Own Marine Band), Dr. Kraig Alan Williams (Director of Bands, Rutgers University) and Eugene Corporon (Conductor of the University of North Texas Wind Ensemble).
Chris's 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. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Works for Winds
- Beyond the Ridge (2014)
- Chasing Prisms (2013)
- Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble (2013)
- Detour (2013)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Chris Ozley." Accessed 3 December 2014
- Chris Ozley website