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Originally from Stratford Connecticut, Samantha is a cross-genre vocalist, harpist and music educator. She began by singing in a choral setting from a young age and went on to train both in jazz and classical music Her past studies include a Bachelor of Science in music education (K-12 Certification) from Western Connecticut State University. After earning her degree, Samantha traveled to Austria with The Frost School of Music. Through the Summer abroad program, she studied classical voice focusing on German lieder and language through Salzburg college. Samantha participated in masterclasses with conductors and world-renowned musicians including Steven White and Barbara Bonney. She performed solo and chamber pieces in while touring the historical city during their festival season. Samantha went on to teach pre-school-2nd grade general music at Miller Driscoll Elementary School in Wilton CT. She taught private voice and piano lessons across Connecticut and New York through the Wilton Conservatory, Southbury Music Studio, and Harrison School of Music. During this time, Samantha was also the choral director of St. John's Episcopal church of Waterbury CT. Currently based in Brooklyn NY, Samantha is pursuing a dual masters degree at New York University in Classical Voice and an advance certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. Samantha aims for artistic versatility in everything she pursues will be releasing her debut EP later in 2020.
ADJUNCT VOICE INSTRUCTOR New York University | September 2019 - PRESENT One on one private lessons for undergraduate NYU students, teaching vocal technique across genres. MUSIC DIRECTOR, TEACHER, CURRICULUM COORDINATOR GIRLS INC OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT | 2018 - 2019 Non-Profit all girls after school program designed to reach communities that lack music and arts in school. Samantha introduced the first ever music program and lead the classes for the school year. PRESCHOOL- MUSIC TEACHER Miller-Driscoll School, Wilton, Connecticut | September 2018 - June 2019 Pre-K-2nd Grade Teacher for Wilton Public Schools. Teaching the fundamentals of music, literacy, dance, world music. history and singing. PRIVATE VOICE & PIANO TEACHER Wilton Conservatory, Wilton CT Southbury Music Studio, Southbury CT, Harrison School of Music, Harrison NY Ranging in age from 5-55, these students are taught through all genres and skill levels. Half year recitals are held to showcase the student’s work in their weekly lessons. CHOIR DIRECTOR St. John’s Episcopal Church| October 2017- July 2019 Conductor of community group performing at once a month Sunday services. Creating connections with musical works to ones personal and spiritual lives.
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