Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, Sam Moffett has been a student of music their entire life. Starting on piano at the age of six, Sam began to explore different musical aspects, such as singing and composition. He found love for the saxophone at age eleven, playing the tenor sax in their elementary school band. From then on, they started to explore jazz, playing in jam sessions and various gigs in the Connecticut area. Sam studied jazz saxophone with Phil Delibero, and classical saxophone, clarinet, flute, and oboe with Martin Piecuch.
Jazz became such an influence in Sam’s musical life, that he went on to study jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, receiving his Bachelor of Music in 2016, graduating summa cum laude.
During their time at Berklee, Sam began to explore composition of classical music, developing a particular interest in both minimalism and aleatoric music. In their senior year at Berklee, they got into The Hartt School of Music as a candidate for the Master of Music in Composition Degree, finishing in May 2018. They earned a second master's degree in music theory in May 2020.
Sam is a freelance woodwinds player, playing musical theatre productions, jazz and classical concerts all over New England. He is currently the Director of Music Ministries & Media Production at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, and a member of the music ministry at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Sam formerly taught Advanced Placement Music Theory at West Hartford Public Schools, and is a Substitute Artist Instructor at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.