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Music Director, Carol (Kia) Sams

Kia grew up in California, began composing at the age of six, and had her work first performed when she was eighteen.  She obtained a Master's degree in composition from Mills College, where she studied with renowned French composer Darius Milhaud, and recieved a Ph.D in Composition from the University of Washington.  She has written forty-two operas - thirty of them for children - all of which have been performed.  Many were commissioned by the Shoreline School district and written on historical themes; a recent one, for example, depicted the life of Benjamin Franklin.

Dr. Sams' compositions are available for download at: carolsams.com

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