SAM CHILDERS began teaching private students in his hometown of Missoula, MT, during college. He currently teaches talented young bassoonists and coaches chamber music at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and assists students of all levels, as well as professionals, with reed making. Sam’s primary mentors have included Roger McDonald and Richard Beene, and he has also been a frequent attendee at the Tanglewood masterclasses of the Boston Symphony bassoon section.
As a member of the acclaimed wind quintet Vento Chiaro, Sam has performed recitals throughout New England. Additional engagements include with the Toledo Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Odyssey Opera, Emmanuel Music Bach Cantata Series, and Marsh Chapel Collegium.
He earned a Bachelors degree from University of Montana, and a Graduate degree from University of Michigan.