Music is a part of our daily lives. It enriches us in so many ways. As a musician and an educator my goal is to make music accessible to my students, to strengthen their abilities and empower them as artists.
In addition to teaching voice and piano lessons, Jamie Sample is the director of the Youth and Children's Choirs as well as the Contemporary Ensemble at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Arlington, VA. She also teaches Making Music Praying Twice for 0-5 year olds. While earning a masters degree from George Mason University she formed the Vocal Chamber Ensemble which continues as the premier choral ensemble in the music department. Previously Jamie was the choral director at Leonardtown High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland where she directed six ensembles as well as serving as producer and musical director for musicals. She has conducted honors choruses at the middle and high school levels. She has served as president of the Maryland Choral Educators’ Association as well as manager of the All State Women’s Honors Chorus and State Solo & Ensemble Festival. She adjudicates choral and solo and ensemble festivals at the district and state levels. She has studied voice with Richard Cook, Polly Butler-Cornelius and Kathryn Hearden. She has studied piano with Phyllis Shea, Vivian Dula and Victoria Fischer Faw. She has studied conducting with Thomas Erdmann, Lisa Billingham and Stan Engebretson. She holds a M.M. in Choral Conducting from George Mason University and a B.S. in Music Education from Elon University.