In 3rd grade Sam auditioned for the Nashville Boy Choir, part of the Vanderbilt Children’s Chorus, and performed until we moved away from there to join Graham 5 years ago. It was a marvelous experience under the direction of Hazel Sommerville, a patient woman who managed to take the untrained but sweet voices of very young boys and build their abilities so profoundly that they were invited to tour in Germany!
During our short stay in Colorado, Sam sang with the Pueblo Children’s Choir, directed by Jennifer Peters. His voice was changing and he had his last solo as a soprano.
He then went through the great deepening process and took some time off, singing quietly in his room but not performing again until his keyboard instructor at school urged him to move to the Concert Choir in Novemeber, and then audition for All State Choir in December.