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Laura J. Sam

Choral Teacher, Students

North Carolina Music Educators Association

HQ Phone:  (919) 424-7008

Email: l***@***.net

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North Carolina Music Educators Association

883-C Washington Street

Raleigh, North Carolina,27605

United States

Company Description

NCMEA is one of eleven state affiliates of the Southern Division of NAfME: the National Association for Music Education. The mission of NCMEA is to promote music as a fundamental component of education and to provide opportunities for lifelong learning by supp...more

Background Information

Affiliations

MENC

Active Member


American Choral Directors Association

Active Member


ACDA

Active Member


Education

Bachelor of Music degree

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


nursing degree


Web References(18 Total References)


The North Carolina Summer Instit

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Laura Sam of Williams High School is course administrator assisted by Nationally Certified Teachers, Hayes School of Music Faculty, outstanding North Carolina Teachers who have completed certification.
Mrs. Laura Sam Guided Discussion Groups, Panel Discussion with Certified teachers, Mock testing Laura Sam teaches Choral Music and Musical Theater at Williams High School in Burlington, North Carolina. After earning a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1984, she accepted the position at Williams High School. Under the direction of Laura Sam, the Williams High School Chorus has participated in numerous International Choral Festivals and has toured extensively in Austria and Italy. Laura is an active member of NCMEA, MENC, and ACDA. She earned her National Board Certification in Music (Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood) in 2002 and has coached many NC teachers through the certification process.


NCSICA Summer Choral Camp Services Page

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Laura Sam of Williams High School is course administrator assisted by Nationally Certified Teachers, Hayes School of Music Faculty, outstanding North Carolina Teachers who have completed certification. Mrs. Laura SamGuided Discussion Groups, Panel Discussion with Certified teachers, Mock testingLaura Sam teaches Choral Music and Musical Theater at Williams High School in Burlington, North Carolina.After earning a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1984, she accepted the position at Williams High School.Under the direction of Laura Sam, the Williams High School Chorus has participated in numerous International Choral Festivals and has toured extensively in Austria and Italy.Laura is an active member of NCMEA, MENC, and ACDA.She earned her National Board Certification in Music (Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood) in 2002 and has coached many NC teachers through the certification process.


www.thetimesnews.com

Williams High School choral teacher Laura Sam prepares students Tuesday for an upcoming concert. Sam was named Teacher of the Year by the Choral Section of the N.C. Music Educators Association.Williams High School choral teacher Laura Sam prepares students Tuesday for an upcoming concert.Sam was named Teacher of the Year by the Choral Section of the N.C. Music Educators Association. > > > >There's a simple logic to why Laura Sam has kept the same job for almost 25 years."I love music," Sam said."I love teaching music, and I love young people.And the combination of those makes my job perfect."Sam is in her 24th year as choral and musical theater director at Williams High School in Burlington.On Nov. 11, Sam found out she was chosen Teacher of the Year by the Choral Section of the N.C. Music Educators Association.She was chosen for the recognition by other high school chorus directors.Sam doesn't expect perfection, but she does ask for energy, enthusiasm and attention from her students.As accompanist Margaret Ann Fambrough played the opening notes of the first selection for the concert, Sam noticed not everyone was focused and ready to sing."You started out committed and then I think you started getting a little apologetic," Sam said after they finished."Bravo," she said after another attempt."That is the way."Sometimes, Sam simply tells students to lighten up a little."You all are allowed to take yourselves seriously on ‘Coventry Carol,'" she said as they rehearsed a selection called "Jingle Bell Fantasy.""But not on this one."AT THE ADVANCED level, Sam said, her students are excited about learning and don't need a lot of prodding to make a good effort.That's not necessarily the case with beginning students.The finished product doesn't happen overnight, and it doesn't happen accidentally."I have to foster that in them and encourage them and nurture that," she said.Sam said it helps when students begin to realize their responsibility to the group as they work on pieces of music together.Anna Marshall, a Williams junior in the advanced mixed chorus class, said Sam takes care of her students like they're her kids.But it's one example of how Sam has made some changes during her time at Williams.One advantage is that the review format allows many more students to share the spotlight."Every three or four minutes you have a new lead and a new soloist," she said.The homecoming show is another example of how Sam works with her students.They write a script, and that's combined with popular songs to put the show together.The process gives them a chance to be creative and take responsibility."I encourage as much student leadership in that program as possible," Sam said. Sam has taken her students to Europe several times.They traveled to the Advent Sing Festival in Vienna, Austria in 2002 and 2005 and to the International Choir Days Competition in Verona, Italy, in 2001, 2004 and 2007.They won a silver cup in the Verona competition in 2001 and gold cups in 2004 and 2007.Sam and her husband, Andrew Sam, live in southern Alamance County.


Middle School All-State Chorus 2017 - North Carolina Music Educators Association

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7/8 Mixed Choir: Ms. Laura Sam, Cary Academy


Cary Academy: Music

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Laura Sam


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