Brett A. Richardson | Conductor and Artistic Director 


May 11, 2021 | 7:30 PM CST


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Associate Conductor

Joseph Samuel

In addition to his work as the Associate Conductor of SAHarmonie, Joseph Samuel is active in the musical scene of San Antonio as a conductor, composer, clarinetist, and audio engineer. He currently serves as the Musical Director of the San Antonio Chamber Wind Ensemble and as principal clarinetist of the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra. He spent eight years as an active-duty Army musician serving at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Youngsan, Korea, with the 323D Army Band here in San Antonio, TX, and is now an Army Reserve musician with the 191st Army Band in Dublin, CA. His latest composition, Dublin’s Sword, was written for and premiered by the 191st Army Band at the Golden Gate Community Band Festival in June 2019. Samuel graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Music Degree cum laude in Clarinet Performance, where he studied with renowned clarinetists Larry Combs and John Yeh; and is completing his Master of Music in Conducting Degree and Graduate Certificate in Clarinet Performance at UTSA. In addition to his time in the Army Band, he has spent many years in a wide variety of professional activities including freelance clarinetist and teacher, conductor, church worship leader/song-writer, and corporate sales manager for a security company in Chicago. Additionally, Samuel is currently a freelance audio tech consultant and clarinet teacher; and has gained respect as a top clarinet repair technician. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and three children, two of whom are now attending local colleges.

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