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Eric Sample

Professor - Game Sound Design Major

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Eric Sample teaches Fundamentals of Music, Film Scoring, and Synthesis & Sound Design. He also runs the recording studio at Champlain College. He is thrilled to have just completed a worldwide sabbatical, researching the music of the African diaspora and travelling to Cuba, Brazil, Kenya, Ghana, Gambia, and Senegal.

He received his initial music training on the island of Jamaica, starting at the Jamaica School of Music before studying privately with the amazing Michael Dyke.

After leaving Jamaica, Sample moved to the bright lights of New York City, and freelanced at 100+ different advertising agencies over a five-year period, getting a fascinating look at the New York media and marketing landscape.

A relentless lifelong learner, Sample has attended the following schools: the Jamaica School of Music, the Brooklyn Conservatory, the School of Visual Arts, UC Berkeley, the Berklee College of Music online, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Sample also loves architecture and design, having designed the layout of the Champlain Music Studio and his parents' cottage. One of his attempts to calm his caffeine habit is by making architectural models—everything from chairs to futuristic cityscapes. Miniature is magic!

Faculty in Game Sound Design Major

Amanda Crispel
Chair of Game Studio, Acting Dean of CCM, Professor
Jonathan Ferguson
Assistant Professor - Game Design Major
Ken Howell
Associate Professor - Game Sound Design Major
Van Dora Williams, PhD
Program Director, Associate Professor - Game Sound Design Major

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