Sam Hight | Chicago Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute Teacher
Sam Hight is a Woodwind educator from Chicago in Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet, as well as an ILMEA District Competition Judge and Clinician in the Midwest. Sam has performed with Grammy Award Winners, and other musicians such as The Wooten Brothers Band, Buddy Guy, Marquis Hill, Thomas Rhett, and Winner on NBC Television’s “The Voice”: Adam Wakefield. He also performs for Mario Tricoci’s fashion and runway shows in Chicago, and leads his own band which has done private events for players on The Chicago Bulls. He earned his Bachelor of Music Performance Degree with full university honors from Northern Illinois University where he studied under Ronald Carter in their renowned music program. At NIU, Sam had the opportunity to perform and tour with music greats Paquito D’Rivera, Ernie Watts, Mark Colby, Fareed Haque, Vincent Gardner, Gary Smulyan and many more.
Sam is fluent in Classical Music and Jazz Music, and can teach students in multiple genres including Pop, Rock, Funk and more. Sam can help students achieve in their School Orchestra, School Band, or Jazz Band ensembles. He also teaches Music Theory, Improvisation, and Composition. His teaching style focuses on finding and nourishing the passion within students and helping them to love music. Sam has a wide range of musical experience in Saxophone, Flute, & Clarinet, as well as beginning Piano.
In High School, Sam attended various music camps such as The Birch Creek Music Academy where he learned from the nation’s leading music educators and performers. Growing up in the western Chicago suburb of La Grange, IL, Sam had a well-rounded musical upbringing through school & backed by private instruction since the age of 9. By the end of high school, Sam had won several music awards and knew that he wanted to pursue music as his career. In addition to his degree in music at NIU, Sam studied psychology, focusing in motivation.
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