With a Master of Music in Composition from University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelor of Music in both Composition and Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University, Sam C Henderson (any) exhibits a fervent passion for making music in many senses of the phrase. Henderson’s extensive history with choral music – starting in 2005 with the then-named Conspirare Children’s Choir – has introduced them to the world of singing, composing, arranging, and even beatboxing!
Inspired by the versatility of vocal production, Henderson’s compositional voice heavily emphasizes timbral interaction and textured sonority within and between individual voices. This is most prevalent in her dense yet intimate choral works Quarantine Bagatelle #1, Invitation to Love, Cycles | Fragments, and Twofold Silence; his playfully ambient two-piano piece Interstices of Moonlit Trees; and their ventures into electro-acoustic music, including his operetta Coming to This and French horn solo Romance. Henderson’s interest in visual media has also led her to collaborate with esteemed video game education program SMU Guildhall, providing the score for Sleepless Dreamer Studio’s Lost in the Dark.
Unable to escape music even in their extramusical ventures, Sam C Henderson currently works for the prestigious choral ensemble Conspirare as Gift Processing and Database Coordinator. Additionally, he works with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder as Office Administrator.