Samuel Sweet Named Assistant Choirmaster
It gives us great joy to welcome Samuel Sweet as our Assistant Choirmaster! After serving for nearly 7 years as a staff singer at Saint Michael, and most recently as Guest Conductor, he is looking forward to making stunning music with one of DFW’s bastions in sacred music and art. He will be working with the choristers and senior chorister students, the Compline Choir, and with our Adult Choir. Samuel attended the University of North Texas for his Bachelor of Music degree in choral music education.
After earning his undergraduate degree and Texas State Board for Educator Certification, he continued at UNT in pursuit of a Master of Music degree in choral conducting with a related field in vocal pedagogy. In 2020, Sweet took the position of Director of Choirs at J.W. O’Banion Middle School in Garland ISD. After a year, he was offered the position of Director of Choral Activities at North Garland High School. For the past 2 years the choral studies department has nearly doubled in size, and received consistent UIL Sweepstakes and many other accolades. Teaching and conducting are his passions and his students make those passions very rewarding.
Samuel, a tenor, is and has been frequently singing for various professional ensembles in the DFW area, and he has performed nationally at major festivals. In addition to his experience as a conductor, educator, and administrator he is an active composer published by reputable houses such as E.C. Schirmer, and Classical Vocal Reprints.
Besides making music, you can often find Samuel running 5K’s in the Dallas area, discovering new recipes with his partner, Sean, and taking care of their various house plants.