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July 26, 2012

Meet Sam Henderson, Charleston Stage’s New Resident Music Director

Filed under: Back Stage Blog — julianw @ 9:23 am

Q: Where did you grow up? Were there any activities you did as a child that led to you to be involved with the arts?

A: I grew up in Lewisville, TX where I joined band in 6th grade, and have been involved in the arts ever since.

 

Q: Where did you go to school? How did this prepare you for your work in the arts?

A: I have a Bachelors of Music Education degree from Baylor University, and a Master of Music in Musical Theatre from Arizona State University.

 

Q: Describe briefly what your position is with Charleston Stage and what your job will involve.

A: As the Resident Music Director at Charleston Stage, I will be responsible for all musical aspects of each production (cast music preparation, orchestra preparation, conducting, accompanying, etc.).  I will also serve as the Director of Music Education for all of our youth programs, classes, etc.

 

Q: What were some of your past jobs/experiences in the arts?

A: After college, I was a high school band director in the Fort Worth (TX) area.  For the past two and a half years, I have served as the Resident Music Director at the Copperstar Repertory Company in Gilbert, AZ, as well as being a staff music director and teacher in the Lyric Opera Theatre program at Arizona State University.

 

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I attend as many live performances as I can, and I spend time with my 14 year old Jack Russell Terrier (Sherman) and my cat (Adelaide).  I also love to travel!

 

 

 

 

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