• Adjunct Professor of Film Scoring
Office Location: MRH 4.180
Specialties:
  • Theory
  • film scoring
  • Composition

Education MM, The University of Texas

About Sam Lipman is an award-winning composer residing in Austin, Texas. He is the Professor of Screen Scoring at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also served as the 2018 Composer-In-Residence for Theater and Dance. Sam composes not only for the concert hall, but also for film, theater and interactive. Most recently, Sam composed score for the Richard Linklater/Cate Blanchett film Where’d You Go Bernadette, and won the Austin Critics Table Award for his score to Dan Caffrey’s play Matawan. Other recent achievements include shortlisting for an Oscar for his score to Southwest of Salem, having his first choral work Tree Of Life performed as featured new work at this year’s American Youth Choir concert in Carnegie Hall, and being nominated for an Austin Critics Award for his ballet Crone. Originally hailing from Sydney, Australia, Sam spent a decade in New York studying and performing jazz saxophone. Later moving to Austin, Sam performed and toured with several rock bands, including Shearwater and Okkervil River. Returning to school in 2011, Sam completed his Masters in Music Composition with honors at the University of Texas. He currently resides in Austin with his wife and two children.

Courses MUS 376J/AET 339/RTF 341 Film ScoringAET 341D Digital Musicianship