Sam Davies is a clarinetist and doctoral student at Michigan State University, studying with Dr. Guy Yehuda. He frequently performs with several Michigan orchestras, including the Lansing Symphony, the West Michigan Symphony, the Michigan Philharmonic, the Jackson Symphony, and the Holland Symphony. Recently, he gave the world premiere performance of Black Montuno, a concertino for clarinet and wind ensemble by Ivette Herryman-Rodriguez, with the MSU Symphony Band. He has been member of the ConTempus Initiative since 2017, a mid-Michigan new music ensemble focusing on collaboration with composers and non-musical art mediums. At MSU, he collaborates with composers Kevin Puts, Andy Akiho, and Christopher Cerrone as a member of the new music ensemble Musique 21, and performed in many concerts with the MSU Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony on tour in New York City, Chicago, Kansas City, and Indianapolis. His former teachers include Caroline Hartig, Theodore Oien, John Cipolla, and Daniel Lochrie.