Charles Ingram

Charles Ingram, composer

Charles Ingram (b. 1951) a native of Gulfport, Mississippi holds degrees in composition from the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied with William Presser and Luigi Zaninelli, and in Choral Music from the University of Southern California where he studied with Charles Hirt, James Vail, and Thomas Sommerville.

Mr. Ingram spent 31 years teaching music courses to general music students and music majors at Los Angeles Southwest College. After retiring in 2008 as a Professor of Music at Los Angeles Southwest College, Ingram moved to Covington, Georgia where he devotes his full time to composition. Most of his recent compositions have been for choral ensembles, art songs, chamber music for clarinet with piano, oboe with piano, solo brass instruments with piano, and various combinations of brass instruments.

His compositions have been performed across the United States and Europe. His brass and woodwind compositions have been chosen as required pieces in various international competitions. Two of his compositions for Horn, Tuba, and Piano (Bonbons and Last Dance) have been recorded by the Eastern Standard Trio. His instrumental music is published by Cimarron Music Press and his choral music is published by Canorous Music Publishing.