Our Music Director

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 received 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