Wheeler Sparks

Wheeler Sparks is a freelance director, writer and composer. As a recipient of the Watson Fellowship, Wheeler explored music as a universal language in vibrant cultures and communities throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. He discovered in himself an aptitude for communicating complex experiences and celebrating human diversity through art. His work has been nationally and internationally celebrated by the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Clio Awards, the Addy’s, Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, Fox News, ABC and more.


"Every mind must know the whole lesson for itself -- must go over the whole

ground. What it does not see, what it does not live, it will not know."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, History


"So the world happens twice --

once what we see it as;

second, it legends itself deep,

the way it is."

- William Stafford


A travel journal reads:

“I have come to view the earth and its people as a solitary whole, unconfined by countless borders, cultural differences, plots of soil and ocean waves. The world exists wholly, now for the first time, in a way my mind is insufficient to grasp. I cannot know where the next six months will take me. Why should I expect anything less from my own life?"



photograph by Dylan Hollingsworth