Ozie C. Cargile II
To a score a Hollywood feature, and to land this scoring gig in the near future; and to moreover make history as the first black composer to win an Oscar for “Best Original Score”. Support this dream.
Ozie C. Cargile II discovered his love for music and composition about the age of 11 years old, teaching himself to play piano. He accredits his music teachers and composer John Williams with being the greatest inspirations to him during the most formable years of his life. Cargile advanced his study of composition at the University of Michigan.
In 2003, he received a Bachelor of Composition from the School of Music having studied with Michael Daugherty, Erick Santos, Susan Botti, and Bright Sheng. Cargile’s compositional library includes an eclectic repertoire of solo, ensemble and orchestral works. His music has been performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Psalm 150 Symphony, the Black History Festival Orchestra, and the Boulder Symphony Orchestra in Boulder, Colorado.