Sam Anderson

Ben Thessen
Hometown:  Indianola, Iowa
Major:  Bachelor of Music in Education
Hobbies:  Composing & improvising, playing video games, & programming
Career Goals:  Teaching music at the high school level; eventually earning my doctorate and teaching collegiate level music
Favorite Trumpet Player/s:  Chet Baker, Wynton Marsalis, Doc Severinsen, & Miles Davis
Favorite Trumpet Recording/s:  Georgia on My Mind (Severinsen)
Favorite Food:  Doughnuts
Favorite Book:  Geeks by Jon Katz
Strangest Fact About Me: I am horribly afraid of spiders
Coolest/Oddest Musical Experience:  Performing a trumpet/bassoon duet at State Solo Contest during my senior year, and being awarded Best of Center - and then performing at the showcase about a month afterwards. The duet was the Hindemith Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon, & Strings. It was such a crazy piece - it was so fun to play
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