Sean Wagoner is an instructor of percussion studies 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. 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.
Wagoner is currently principal timpanist of the Oregon Mozart Players chamber orchestra, principal percussionist of the Eugene Opera Orchestra, is a member of the Eugene Symphony percussion section, is a regular orchestra member on Shedd Institute theatrical productions, and is active as a freelance percussionist.
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.