Sam Scheibe is an upcoming composer and arranger, conductor, and performer specializing in traditional and contemporary choral music. Sam's career as a chorister, pianist, and conductor has inspired much of his compositional work, focusing his writing on new music for the human voice.
Sam received his undergraduate degree from Westminster Choir College, his Master's in composition from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and is now a candidate for a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from the Frost School of Music, University of Miami.
Sam has had works performed by ensembles across the US East Coast and the UK. His debut work O Magnum Mysterium is available on the 2020 Westminster Williamson Voices album "Aurora", and his work Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence appears on their album "A Scattered Light in Winter" released Nov 17th, 2021. His publications include these two recordings as well as their corresponding scores with GIA choral works. Sam's comissions include Edison High School, City of Palms Master Chorale, the Deaftones (WCC), the Octals (Dickinson College), and the Catholic Sacred Music Project.
Sam has worked as a conducting intern at the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown and as the Assistant Conductor of the University of Aberdeen Chapel Choir. Sam has also worked as a choral scholar at St. Mary's Cathedral, Aberdeen and as a section leader at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Sam also has a running interest and specialty in contemporary pop a capella music. He has had arrangements performed and commissioned in the US East Coast and Scotland. His arrangements have been recorded by numerous groups and three of his arrangements are available on streaming services via the album "Friends Like Me" by Soulfege of WCC. In February of 2020, Sam's arrangement of Broad Shouldered Beasts by Mumford and Sons received the Outstanding Arrangement Award at an ICCA regional competition.