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Sammy Waganer

Music Instructor

“I love the arts because it allows me to express my feelings and passions in ways that bring joy to others.”

Biography

Sammy grew up in Moore, Oklahoma, and went to Moore High School. In the fall of 2021, Sammy will begin attending the University of Oklahoma where he will major in Music Composition. Sammy’s first venture into the arts was playing the piano, which he started at 6 years old and has never stopped. In junior high, Sammy started playing the trombone, and played all through high school. Sammy was a member of the Moore High School Marching Band, where he was Drum Major his junior and senior years. He made the Allstate Bands three times, his senior year making both the Jazz Ensemble and the top spot in the Wind Symphony. He will continue to play the trombone at the University of Oklahoma in different ensembles, including the Pride of Oklahoma. On the theatre side, Sammy performed in three musicals at Moore High School, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Music Man. At Artworks Academy, Sammy performed in the Junior and Senior Production Companies as well as the Musical Theatre Company for eight years. Some of his favorite performances with ArtWorks include West Side Story, Elf Jr., The Addams Family, A Chorus Line, Hairspray, and Shrek the Musical.

Classes Sammy Teaches

  • Group Ukulele
  • Men’s Glee Club

Fun Facts About Sammy

  • Sammy was the first of his family to do musical theatre, but now six of his family members perform and love it like he does
  • He made the High School Allstate Band for three years
  • Against everyone else’s wishes, he does not like chocolate
  • He once got to perform at Carnegie Hall