Sam Kyzivat, originally from Simsbury, Connecticut, received his B.A. in Music (Theory & Composition) and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College in 2018. He has spent time working for several Maine-based music nonprofits, including REVERB, an environmental organization working to make bands’ tours more environmentally friendly, as well as the Bowdoin International Music Festival, one of the world’s premiere summer music institutes for the study and performance of chamber music.

Sam is also an accomplished composer, and has not only had pieces premiered at Bowdoin by student music ensembles, but has also had orchestral arrangements performed by MYRO, writing for indie folk artists such as Darlingside, Shook Twins, and Max Garcia Conover. An aspiring media music composer, Sam has written for radio, podcast, and short film, most recently collaborating with Timber & Frame Media, a regional EMMY award-winning production company. Sam is also an active performer, and can be found playing electric violin sets at art museums and yoga classes, or sitting in with Portland’s newest indie-folk band SnugHouse. He is thrilled to be working for an organization whose mission he profoundly believes in, and is excited to make a difference in the lives of young orchestral musicians!