"This composer is a very gifted orchestrator..." 
- Keith Lay, Composition Chair of Full Sail University
"...[Sam] has a wonderful sense of harmony..."
- Stephen Goldman, Composer


Sam Parnin is a composer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He currently studies composition with Don Freund as well as jazz piano with Luke Gillespie at Indiana University's Jacob's School of Music.

From October 2019 to August 2020 Sam served as the interim organist at Salem United Church of Christ in Fort Wayne.

Sam won the 2019 IMEA Composition Competition and was an honorable mention in the 2019 NAfME Composition Competition. Sam was also a finalist for the Young Composers Challenge in 2018, and was an honorable mention in the 2019 NextNotes High School Composition Competition.


He has attended the 2018 Interlochen Arts Camp for composition and had many of his works preformed and recorded there.