Sam studied at the University of Huddersfield. He has gone on to sing for Opera North, in their commission ‘Songs at the Years End’, and was singer and MD for the acclaimed Wilson+Wilson production ‘Mulgrave’. As a conductor, Sam has directed massed choirs of children at Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall and the Beverley Early Music Festival Schools Chorus, for whom he directed a production of Noye’s Fludde. He runs school choirs, a county choir, a community choir and a singing and signing choir. He is a workshop leader and music consultant and established ‘Performing Arts etc’ to provide workshops in schools and theatres. Sam is the Chair of Sound Sense, the UK professional association promoting community music and supporting community musicians as well as an Adjudicator with the British and International Federation of Festivals.