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Jamie Leigh Sampson

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Jamie Leigh Sampson


Jamie Leigh Sampson (b. 1984, Syracuse, N.Y.) is a composer, bassoonist, author, teacher, and entrepreneur.

Sampson earned a bachelor’s degree in music composition from the State University of New York at Fredonia and two master’s degrees -- in bassoon performance and composition -- from Bowling Green State University. Her primary composition instructors include Donald Bohlen, Burton Beerman, Andrea Reinkemeyer, and Marilyn Shrude.

She has written new works for Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Kayleigh Butcher, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Her compositions have been described as “impressionistic, enabling the listener to focus on the beauty, timbre, and nuance of the singing” and “transcendentally moving” by the Brooklyn Rail. Sampson regularly appears on the Lexical Tones podcast, hosted by Robert McClure, and has appeared on 1track and Music Publishing Podcasts as well.

Ms. Sampson currently teaches music composition, theory, and entrepreneurship in the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She is the co-owner of the publishing entity ADJ-ective Music and executive director of the soundSCAPE Festival in Cesena, Italy.

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