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Sam Schieber

Lecturer in Voice




B.F.A., California State University-Bakersfield

Sam Schieber has offered private voice instruction for the past twenty years, from the Bay Area to the greater Sacramento region. Sam specializes in musical theatre repertoire, working with professional and amateur singers and actors. From 1998-2002 he taught Musical Theatre for Solano College's Actor Training Program, where he also directed concert performances of rarely performed musicals. His students have attended BFA and MFA programs at many notable colleges and universities, and have appeared in theatres and on tours throughout America. 

Sam received a BFA in Music and Theatre from CSU Bakersfield and spent his early career singing professionally with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and performing various roles in musicals and operas, after which he turned his full attention to accompanying and teaching. His professional memberships include NATS, The Dramatists Guild, NARAS (Grammys) and ASCAP. 

As music director, Sam has worked at San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon's Lost Musicals Series, Sacramento Theatre Company, Woodland Opera House, CSU Sacramento, and numerous other theatres throughout Solano and Sacramento Counties. For the last several years, he has served as accompanist/vocal coach for CSU Sacramento's Musical Theatre class. 

Sam directed the chorus for North Bay Opera from 2003-2008. In 2009 he began the 30-voice group, Samantics, which is known for its dynamic sound, as well as its eclectic and whimsical programs, such as Victor Herbert rarities, music from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, and remembering the sinking of the Titanic through recollections of survivors and tribute songs of the era. Each season, Samantics produces two major choral concerts, a cabaret festival, several small theatrical shows and recitals, and also awards scholarships to young people continuing their studies in music or theatre. 

As a cabaret accompanist/arranger, Sam appeared several times at San Francisco's legendary Plush Room, supporting his cabaret partner, Lesley Hamilton, including their highly acclaimed tribute to lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, "There's Always One You Can't Forget." In 2014 he appeared at New York's Metropolitan Room, accompanying his former student, Brad Bong, in his New York cabaret debut, "Flop!" 

Among other projects, Sam has composed incidental music for shows at Sacramento City College and Woodland Opera House, the full score for Synergy Stage's musical revue, "Adventures in Shakespeareland," and the choral fantasia "Miranda!" for YouTube star Miranda Sings' first appearance with a chorus. His full-length choral requiem, "In Paradisum," premiered in April 2016, an event hailed by the Sacramento Choral Calendar as "the most significant premier the Sacramento area has seen of a major choral work by a local composer in recent years."