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Sam Slockbower

Sam Slockbower

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Sam Slockbower is a freelance French horn player based in New Jersey. She is currently Third Horn of the New Jersey Wind Symphony and recently played with the Grammy Award winning Experiential Orchestra. She is a substitute with the Johnstown Symphony, Adelphi Orchestra, Staten Island Philharmonic, Richmond County Orchestra, and Principal Horn of the Understaffed Chamber Collective. Sam was also an Apex Fellow with the Apex Ensemble, during their 2021-2022 season. For two seasons Sam served as the Principal Horn of the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival in Caltagirone, Sicily. In 2015 she was a member of the winning chamber group in the Carnegie Mellon Rembacher Competition for innovative chamber music performances.

    Sam received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with Bill Caballero. She is currently studying with Michelle Baker at Montclair State, where she is pursuing a Masters in Music. Sam has also performed in masterclasses for Mark Houghton, Hugo Valverde, and Elizabeth Freimuth.

    In her free time, Same volunteers on the development team for PROTESTRA, a 501 (c)(3) orchestra that bridges the divide between classical music and grassroots advocacy. She recently held internships with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Brevard Music Center as an Education and Community Engagement Intern and an Artistic Operations Assistant.

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician

    Primary Instruments

    • French Horn

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand

    Current Student?

    • Yes