Sam Nelson

Organist, conductor, and arranger Sam Nelson is from the North Shore of Boston and held his first church organist position at the age of 12. Accused of playing “not Bach,” he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Gordon College in 2011 under the tutelage of Dr. Roy Brunner and Mr. Douglas Marshall. After continuing intensive private study with Mr. Marshall for six years post-grad, he completed a Master of Music degree at Boston University under the tutelage of Peter Sykes in 2018. Sam is currently the Organist and Choirmaster at Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, FL.
Sam has also served as Tour Manager and Organ Technician for Cameron Carpenter and The International Touring Organ during the 2015 and 2016 US Winter Tours which included the 2016 premiere of Carpenter’s arrangement for organ and orchestra of Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in China.