Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music Theory
Employed Since: 2022
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; CTRG, Shenandoah University
As a musician, Sam has previously toured the east coast, played countless local area shows and played the Bamboozle Festival (2007). As a marketer at a music startup, Sam has helped manage tour launches for various labels and artists in the pop, hip hop, and pop punk space. He also worked briefly on an on-ice promotion for the New York Islanders while at another startup. Sam did his music therapy internship at A Place to Be in Middleburg, Virginia, and worked there for 1.5 yrs. He then left to start a virtual-only music therapy practice, CREATE Music Therapy Services, where he focuses on creativity, recording, and the intersection of music, technology and digital communities.
Sam currently lives in Winchester, Virginia, with his wife and three children. He is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia. Sam’s hobbies include songwriting, creative writing and journaling/art response, and playing video games. He came to music therapy after years in startup marketing in order to pursue meaningful and creative work.