Sam Hoyland is a composer of contemporary classical music whose often fast-paced, often atonal music emphasizes texture and juxtaposition. His music draws musical inspiration from the great modernists of the first half of the 20th century as well as from the music of György Ligeti. Sam’s music has been performed by diverse ensembles, including PubliQuartet, InnoVox, Tajujon, Choral Chameleon, Quartet Plus 1, ensemble vim, Unheard-of//Ensemble, and Transient Canvas, among others.
Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in music and mathematics from Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in music composition from Queens College. He has studied with Anthony Braxton, Jeff Nichols, and Bruce Saylor. He is currently a DMA student at the University of Georgia, studying under Adrian Childs, Andrew McManus, and Peter Van Zandt Lane.