Skip Sams

At the age of twelve, Skip Sams began writing songs with lyrics that were self-affirming to counteract the words of the bullies which made fun of him because he loved to tap dance.  Little did he know that these songs of affirmation would lay the ground work for an exciting life journey and an amazing career in music.  

Skip entered the Dick Grove School of Music to study Jazz composition and it was here he was able to attend lectures by some of Hollywood's greatest film composers, such as Bill Conti and Henry Mancini.  It was at the University of Miami that he began scoring music for film while working on his Masters of Music: Media Writing and Production. In 2010 he scored the Bonus March, which received a honorary mention at the Columbus Film Festival.  Sams received a 2012 International Davey Award for I Have A Voice, a short film he produced and scored.  Today, Skip is reclaiming his passion for tap dance and is studying under Tony Waag at the American Tap Dance Foundation in New York City.  Yes, Skip is still writing his songs of affirmation and gets to travel the world sharing them with his fans . . . some of whom were once known to be his childhood bullies.

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