Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. David Samuel
Mr. Samuel is a native of Pensacola, Florida where he graduated from Woodham High School. In high school, he was the trumpet section leader for two years. After high school, Mr. Samuel attended Pensacola Junior College (PJC) where he graduated from the School of Music (2004). Mr. Samuel perform on trumpet with the PJC Wind Ensemble, PJC Brass Quintet, and he also performed on piano for the PJC Jazz Band. After junior college, Mr. Samuel attended Troy University, Troy, Alabama where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education (2007). Mr. Samuel was the 2006 Band President of the Troy University “Sound of the South” Marching Band. Also while attending Troy, Mr. Samuel received the 2007 College of Communication and Fine Arts Rising Star Award, Jazz Band Improvisation Award, and School of Music Outstanding Music Graduate Award. He has performed with the Troy Symphony Band, Trumpet Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Gospel Choir. After graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree, Mr. Samuel pursued his Master’s Degree at Troy University where he served as a Graduate Assistant for the School of Music where he assisted with all University Bands and Music Theory. Mr. Samuel taught for six years in the Escambia County School System in Florida. He taught for three years as Assistant Band Director at Escambia High School and three years as Head Band Director at Pine Forest High School. Mr. Samuel has received numerous awards for band performances while teaching at his previous schools within the music district and state. Mr. Samuel is a composer and arranger. He currently has music published by Jalen and Matrix Music Publishing Company. He has received several “Editor’s Choice” Awards on JW Pepper. Mr. Samuel has written for performing groups around the southeast including some college bands such as the Troy University “Sound of the South” Marching, Symphony Band, and Jazz Band. In addition to teaching and writing music, Mr. Samuel is a freelance Jazz Pianist who performs at all types of performing events. He is also the Music Director at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida.