Director of the Concert Band and Guitar Ensemble at ARCC. He also teaches other courses in World Music, Music Education, and Class Guitar. Samuel received his B.M. in Music Education from Augsburg College and his M.A. in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas. A guitarist specializing in classical and jazz styles, Samuel also plays bass, brass and has served on the board of the Minnesota Band Directors Association and as the state chair for jazz education on the Minnesota Music Educators Association board. Samuel has served as a guest director, clinician, and guest artist at various schools throughout Minnesota and has had articles published by the National Association for Music Education (MENC).