Sam grew up in Red Deer, Alberta and now sings, teaches, arranges, composes, and plays piano in Vancouver, BC. As an arranger/composer he specializes in a cappella styles varying from classical and jazz to barbershop and indie rock. Sam has been commissioned for arrangements from quartets and choruses across Canada and has works published through Cypress Choral Music and SMP Press. His radio jingles have been heard on both C-FOX and CiTR. His most notable studio sessions as a vocalist were for the My Little Pony television show.
Sam has been singing in choirs since 2002 and in addition to the Vancouver Chamber Choir he currently sings with the Vancouver Cantata Singers, Shaughnessy Heights United Church Choir, The Squares barbershop chorus, and The Hot Teas contemporary a cappella ensemble. He co-directs the latter two, and is the musical director for Soundscape A Cappella Chorus. Sam holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Vancouver Community College.