Samuel J. Hamm, Jr. (b. 1968) is a composer of acoustic, electroacoustic, and mixed-media music within a variety of genres including concert music, theatre, and dance. Sam completed a PhD in Music Composition in 2005 at the University of Florida, where his dissertation advisor was James Paul Sain. Sam also holds a BM in Composition from the University of Alabama (1991) and a MM in Composition from the University of Florida (1995). In addition, Sam has studied composition with Cort Lippe at the University of Buffalo. Currently, Sam holds the position of Assistant Professor of Music at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, where he teaches music theory, counterpoint, composition, low brass, history of Western music, history of rock and roll, and world music. He has held prior teaching positions at the University of Florida, The University at Buffalo, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Professional affiliations include the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Society of Composers, Incorporated (SCI), the College Music Society (CMS), and Music Educators National Conference (MENC).