SongFest is the United States' premier art song festival and training program held each summer at The Colburn School in Los Angeles. SongFest attracts an international roster of leading recital artists and pedagogues as well as students from some of the nation’s top music conservatories.
As an alumni, Samuel has been invited to kick off SongFest's 20th anniversary concert season with a celebration of what has always been central to the program's mission: song and students. Four singers and three pianists from the program's history will be featured. Sopranos Sarah Shafer and Maria Valdes; Baritone Samuel Schultz; Tenor Ricardo Garcia; and pianists Javier Arrebola, Dimitri Dover, Kathleen Tagg, and Jennifer Tung.