Assistant Organist and Choirmaster
SAMUEL GASKIN completed graduate studies in organ performance from the University of North Texas (MM, 2018) with Dr. Jesse Eschbach. He has played with the San Antonio Symphony under the baton of Jeannette Sorell (Apollo’s Fire) as well as with the San Antonio-based early music group Sonido Barroco. Samuel has traveled to Europe to study improvisation with Thierry Escaich, Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard, and Franz Danksagmüller, among others. In 2013, he was a finalist in the Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition held in Kaliningrad, Russia and in received 1st prize in the 2016 University of Michigan International Organ Improvisation Competition. Interested in collaborations of all kinds, Samuel enjoys performing with vocalists, instrumentalists, jazz combos, and contemporary improvisation ensembles, recently performing at the 2020 North American Saxophone Alliance Convention with the Aruna Quartet. Samuel has studied composition with William James Ross, S. Andrew Lloyd, and Ethan Wickman. Recent works include Domenican Nights, premiered by the Music Wall Duo, and The Gloaming, written for the Unheard-of Ensemble. In his spare time, Samuel enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and walking his dog Theo.