Sam grew up in Northamptonshire where he learnt the clarinet/saxophone and got lots of performing experience in the highly respected music service there. This led to his interest in conducting while still at school. He organised concerts with friends, which included conducting a concert of student compositions from around the County.
Sam went on to study at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he developed his conducting further. He was the founder and conductor of the Goldsmiths Symphonic Wind Orchestra and conducted the Goldsmiths Chamber Orchestra and assisted various visiting conductors. In 1994 he studied conducting under the respected American wind band conductor, Rodney Winther.
He has conducted many youth, college and amateur bands and orchestras, including specialist woodwind section coaching and holiday courses.
From 1998 Samuel acted for a few years as Assistant Conductor for Bromley Symphony Orchestra, rehearsing the wind and brass sections in many major orchestra works.
He has been a regular conductor for the Rebel Chorus (including CD Recordings – on ‘Oranges and Lemons’ and ‘The London Requiem’ here).
Sam is currently the conductor of the Lewisham Schools Concert Band.