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Conductor Biography: Ozie Cargile

By November 23, 2022June 22nd, 2023No Comments

Ozie Cargile’s piece “The Audacity of Hope” will be performed by Springfield Symphony Orchestra at our Audacity of Hope concert on January 14, 2023. Tickets are available online or through our box office.

Ozie Cargile is a Los Angeles-based composer and pianist, originally from Detroit. His music has been performed by world-class orchestras including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which recorded his magnum opus, Creation of the Universe, and the Boulder Symphony, which premiered his choral orchestral work, Song for Humanity, together with the 150-voice Boulder Chorale as a precursor to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Cargile serves as the Director of Sound and Experience for N LITE media, a company that harnesses the power of new, untold and awe-inspiring stories from black, indigenous, and people of color. Overseeing music for a slate of more than 20 dynamic film and television series, in his position, Cargile aims to advance the representation of BIPOC composers and artists in the film music industry.

Ozie has been a longtime collaborator with directors Quincy and Deondray Gossfield, composing scores for numerous same-gender-loving themed series and films, including the Telly Award-winning web series The Chadwick Journals, as well as Smoke Lilies and Jade, which premiered at Outfest, and Flames, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Cargile became one of eight fellows selected to participate in the prestigious 2019 Sundance Film Music and Sound Design Lab directed by Peter Golub in collaboration with Skywalker Sound and BMI. Other recent projects include the Eddie Bauer series Find Yourself Outside directed by Melissa Lesh, and the score for Corey Damen Jenkin’s Interior Design course featured on He is also proud to be featured in the 2021 BMI Know Them Now video series.

As a member of The Majestic Increaser of My Strength and co-author of the Laws of Consciousness with Charles Hopkins, Ozie Cargile is on a mission to raise the consciousness of humanity through multimedia projects enabled and enhance by music composition, performance, and education, utilizing Innovations in social media and technology.

Socials: @oziecargile

Interview with Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)

Creation of the Universe symphony

The Laws of Consciousness on Amazon