Sam Melnick (b. 1992) is a self-proclaimed post-minimalist composer with modernist influences and a sense of humor based in Austin, TX. His works have been performed by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Anthony P. Hopkins Memorial Trombone Choir, the Nevada Saxophone Quartet, and at the North American Saxophone Association Biennial Convention. Projects created through collaboration between composer and performer inspire Melnick’s creative process. He has been commissioned for chamber works by musicians including AVIDduo, Jonathan Carr, and Brittany Primavera. Melnick graduated from the University of North Texas where he studied with Joseph Klein, Panayiotis Kokoras, and Kirsten Broberg. He also served as Music Director at the Phi Tau chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon where he programmed fourteen free, public performances over four semesters.