Jamie Leigh Sampson
Bassoonist • Composer • Author
Jamie Leigh Sampson, currently based in Toledo, OH, has composed for a wide range of ensembles, including Ensemble Dal Niente the Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo, the BGSU Philharmonia, and the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras. As co-founder of ADJ•ective New Music, LLC, Jamie coordinates the publication of contemporary music scores and the production of a concert series in Northwest Ohio, while maintaining a private composition and performance studio. Sampson has performed professionally as a bassoonist with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and the Southern Tier Symphony, she currently serves as the bassoonist for ADVerb, a trio d’anches based in Michigan and Ohio. Jamie has commissioned and/or premiered many works of fellow composers and performed on several new music festivals, including the 7th Annual Contemporary Music Festival in San Francisco and the University of Central Missouri New Music Festival in 2009. Jamie's book, Contemporary Techniques for the Bassoon: Multiphonics, features 271 unique multiphonic fingerings, a summary of the distinction between monovalent and polyvalent fingerings, notation suggestions, pitch content for each fingering, embouchure suggestions, a table of fingerings categorized by prominent pitch, and a list of compositions that include multiphonics.