Sean Wagoner is a Senior Instructor of Percussion at the University of Oregon. He also teaches orchestration for music educators, and music appreciation courses.
Wagoner received his Doctor of Musical Arts, Master's, and Bachelor's Degrees in Percussion Performance from the University of Oregon, where he was a student of Charles Dowd.
Wagoner is Principal Percussion of the Eugene Opera Orchestra, is a member of the Eugene Symphony percussion section, performs regularly at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts and is active as a freelance percussionist.
His recording credits include: percussionist on the Grammy Award-winning Hännsler recording of Krzysztof Penderecki's Credo with Helmuth Rilling and the Oregon Bach Festival; drummer on the platinum-selling album Zoot Suit Riot: The Swingin' Hits of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies; percussionist for George Crumb's An Idyll for the Misbegotten and Iannis Xenakis' Persephassa for broadcast worldwide on WGBH Boston's Art of the States and Radioemisoras 96.5 FM "XIII Festival de Música Contemporánea" in Santiago, Chile; percussionist for David Crumb’s Primordial Fantasy on the Bridge Records album Red Desert.
As a composer and arranger, Wagoner has published with TRN Music Publisher, Lorenz Corporation/Matrix Publishing, and has received commissions from the Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Fresno State University, and the University of Oregon.