Dr. Samuel Magrill is a professor of music and composer-in-residence at the University of Central Oklahoma where he has taught music theory and composition since 1988. He is currently Graduate Coordinator for Music. He obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory and his MM and DMA in Composition from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Magrill has written more than 100 compositions for a variety of instruments from solo piano and chamber music to choir, wind ensemble, and symphony orchestra. His works have been performed throughout the United States, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and at many regional and national conferences, such as SEAMUS, CMS, SCI, NASA, and NFA. He has received numerous awards and commissions, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Music Center, ASCAP, and the American Composers Forum's Continental Harmony Program as well as faculty research grants and merit credit awards from the University of Central Oklahoma. His audio recordings include a two-disc set of electroacoustic music, four operas, collections of music for cello and other instruments, and music for Wind Symphony.