Welcome Our Summer Intern!
Please welcome our new summer intern, Sam Carl! Sam grew up in Billings, Montana, and currently studies viola performance at the University of Montana under our Concertmaster Margaret Baldridge. Being a violist, Sam has the natural ability to listen and support people with a positive and determined attitude.
Sam started to learn the violin when he was five years old. He attended Suzuki group classes until he was ten, when he switched to the viola. Sam played as much as he possibly could throughout high school, creating a deep-rooted appreciation for the orchestra. By the end of high school, he knew he needed to make music the most prominent thing in his life.
Sam has told us:
“Being a violist is the luckiest position. You get to sit immersed in the orchestra and hear all the beautiful, melodious sounds of each instrument independently. You get to support and nurture every instrument in the ensemble. It’s what makes the job worthwhile. Because of this experience, it makes me want to help as much as I can behind the scenes of the music. If wasn’t for all the dedicated, hard-working and lovely people back stage and behind the scenes, I wouldn’t be able to play on stage. It’s fulfilling and enriching to learn and help with all that needs to be done to produce and execute a successful performance.”
Sam is also a recipient of one of five scholarships the Missoula Symphony Association gives annually to the University of Montana School of Music. Welcome, Sam!