WRITING

Well-regarded as a writer, Samuel's work in arts administration began in 2000 when he assumed the position of Marketing Associate for Da Camera of Houston. His work at Da Camera resulted in a significant increase in single-ticket buyers through grass-roots marketing initiatives focused on the Houston's Argentine and African communities, modern music listeners, university theory/composition programs, and Houston's large jazz audience. The knowledge Samuel gained from that position led to independent marketing efforts resulting in both concert and performance notices being published in BroadwayWorld and artist interview requests from both the International Musician and

South Carolina Public Radio's “Conversations with Joan”.

 

Through his abilities to highlight connections between disciplines, explore issues affecting the performing arts industry through a historical lens, and examine issues of social justice and equity affecting both the classical music industry and the world-at-large, Samuel has garnered much respect from members of the classical music industry. In 2017, Samuel traveled to Havana, Cuba and chronicled a week of concerts and masterclasses organized by conductor Marlon Daniel and the Lyceum Mozartiana de la Habana for online industry magazine violinist.com. He has also written articles and conducted artist interviews for Strings Magazine, Nigel Kennedy Online, and the

San José Chamber Orchestra.


An active member of the regional arts community, Samuel served as a music grant review panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council for four years. In 2011 Samuel served as a Group Discussion Facilitator during the National Arts Exchange (a collaboration between Alternate ROOTS and Baltimore CultureWorks), and as a panelist for Baltimore CultureWorks at the 2015 Imagining America Conference in Baltimore.

 

Samuel has developed a unique, collaborative approach to artist interviews and marketing, one that includes the artist's input on content before publication or distribution. For more information on these services, please contact Samuel at samuelalexthompson@gmail.com.