Sam Anderson

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Hometown:  Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Major:  Bachelor of Music in Education (instrumental)
Hobbies:  Eating & running so I have the capacity to eat more
Career Goals:  I hope to develop a successful high school band program as a director in Iowa and continue with my college education in graduate school. My ultimate goal would be to teach at a local university in or near Iowa further down the road.
Favorite Trumpet Player/s:  Philip Smith, Alison Balsom, Miles Davis, Ryan Kisor
Favorite Trumpet Recording/s: Maids of Cadiz (Miles Davis), My Funny Valentine (Arturo Sandoval), Legende (Philip Smith)
Favorite Food:  Ice cream of the Ben & Jerry's variety
Favorite Book:  You Can't Get There From Here by Todd Strasser
Strangest Fact About Me: I was born with an extra digit on my left hand. Unfortunately, it was removed after I was born. If it wasn't I could show my support with not two but three thumbs up!
Coolest/Oddest Musical Experience:  The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra started a tour at my high school and used our facilities for rehearsals. I was able to sit in with the band and speak to members one on one about their musical knowledge and memories. I even got to have dinner with Mike Vax!
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