James Sproul is a california based composer and teacher. His music has been described as “powerful and inventive”, “much American spirit, and above all, it has an original sound”.

James is a composer unafraid of experimentation and has written music in many different styles, mediums and using many different techniques; including 12-tone, minimalism, graphic notation, indeterminate notation and many others. His wide range of ability is what makes him a versatile and exciting composer.

b. 1978


Associate of Arts in Music
Bakersfield College

Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition
minor in Philosophy
magna cum laude
alpha chi national honors society
outstanding graduating senior in music
California State University, Bakersfield

Master of Music in Composition
with high honors
Oklahoma City University


All music © 2003 – 2015 James Sproul Music