Sam L. Richards
Prize winner composer of the Composition competition”The contemporary piano 2016″ for his work “Blossoms” for piano
Sam L. Richards is an award-winning composer, theorist, and educator. He holds degrees from the University of Utah and the University of Oregon, where he served as Director and Conductor of the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and Director of ANIMA.
He has written numerous concert works for a wide variety of musical forces, including solo instruments, chamber ensembles, choir, orchestra, and electronic media.
Having received awards and commissions from ASCAP, ECCE, Sospiro, Filmusik, Somebodies Dance Theater, Valerie Ifill Dance and numerous other music and arts organizations, he continues to work as a composer, creative consultant, and pedagogue. He is presently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory at Brigham Young University.