• BM, University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • MM, Indiana University
  • DMA, California Institute of the Arts

Dr. Sam Wells is a composer, performer, music technologist and video artist based in Philadelphia. Wells has performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as in China. He is a recipient of a 2016 Jerome Fund for New Music award and is the winner of the 2016 Miami International Guitar Festival Composition Competition. He has performed electroacoustic works for trumpet and presented his own music at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar, Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, NYCEMF, N_SEME and SEAMUS festivals. Wells and his music have also been featured by the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA) and Fulcrum Point Discoveries. He has also been a guest artist/composer at universities throughout North America.

Wells is a member of SPLICE Ensemble. He has performed with Contemporaneous, Metropolis Ensemble, TILT Brass, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra and the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra. Wells has recorded on the Scarp Records, New Amsterdam/Nonesuch, New Focus Records, SEAMUS and Ravello Recordings labels.

Wells is a Cycling ’74 Max Certified Trainer and serves on the board of directors for SPLICE Music.

Learn more about Wells on his website.