Samuel Bergstrom is on the music faculty at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he directs the concert band and guitar ensemble. His position also includes teaching classes in music education, world music, rock and roll history, fundamentals, and music appreciation. He received his B.M. in Music Education from Augsburg College (Minneapolis) and his M.A. in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul). A guitarist specializing in classical and jazz styles, Samuel also plays bass and trombone. He 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 of directors (MMEA). Samuel has also served as the guitar and modern band chair for MMEA and has presented multiple sessions at MMEA’s annual conference, including leading the ARCC guitar ensemble in a performance. 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 (NAfME), MMEA, as well as other state music education associations.