Adjunct Instructor of Music
Academic Area: Strings
MME in Music Education, University of North Texas
BM in General Music – Instrumental/ Orchestra, University of North Texas
Sam H. Flippin is an active teacher, performer, and conductor. Mr. Flippin has earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, he had the opportunity to study cello with Eugene Osadchy, perform in the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Anshel Brusilow, and study string teaching with Karrell Johnson, Rebecca Roesler, and Elizabeth Chappell.
One of Mr. Flippin's strongest teaching/research interests is beginning string player pedagogy. His Masters Project "Striking the Balance" is an undertaking to re-create the Paul Rolland approach to violin/viola playing, but with consideration for the the beginning cellist. This project has lead to interviews with renowned cello teachers, and future speaking engagements helping teachers of young cellists to think about balance and relaxation in their approach to young cellists.
Outside of the classroom, Mr. Flippin enjoys opportunities to perform. From subbing in with professional orchestras, playing with quartets for weddings and black tie events, to playing featured solos with choral ensembles, Mr. Flippin loves any opportunity to make great music with great musicians. He passionately believes that all music educators must maintain and feed their own love of music making, in whatever way first inspired them to become music teachers!
Mr. Flippin lives near Denton with his wife, Jordan, and their two young children.