S A M C H A M P A G N E is a tenor vocalist, arts administrator, and voice and piano teacher.
Sam has experience singing professionally in many styles ranging from opera to pop. He has sung in the top Canadian concert halls and arenas like the National Arts Center, all major stages of La Place des Arts, the Bell Center and the Canadian Tire Center. He has also performed alongside prestigious artists like Andrea Boccelli, Sarah Brightman, and Ramin Djawadi.
Known for his beautiful and flexible voice, Sam stands out as a powerful soloist but can easily blend his voice to suit a choral texture. Most notably, he has sung with the professional choir of the Church of St Andrew and St Paul and completed a recording with the ensemble in 2018 produced by ATMA Classique. The recording was nominated at the ADISQ Gala 2019 in the category Best Classical Album | Large Ensemble. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Wayne Riddell Choral Award for outstanding contribution to the Schulich Singers ensemble of McGill University, one of the top university choirs in Canada.
Sam is also a skilled arts administrator. In 2019 he was made Director General of the Orchestre Philharmonique et Chœur des Mélomanes (OPCM). The OPCM has reached over 60,000 spectators since it was founded in 2015. The ensemble performs in top concert halls in Montreal, and even made its debut at Carnegie Hall in 2018.
Passionate about education, Sam has taught voice and piano for many years. He began teaching professionally at Allegro Music School when he was just 16 years old to students of all ages and was well-known for his encouraging and effective approach.
Originally from Ottawa, Sam started singing when he was 12 after many years of piano education. He studied voice at Allegro Music School with Dr. Janet Hamilton. He went on to receive top-scholarships from universities in Canada and decided to study voice performance at McGill University with international tenor John Mac Master.
In 2020, I went on tour with GFN's production of the Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers In Concert. We performed in Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre and in Montreal's Salle Wilfrid Pelletier.