Sam Kohler is a composer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist living in New Orleans, LA. As a composer he has established an innovative harmonic voice and a uniquely evocative body of work. He currently teaches string technique at Make Music NOLA, a New Orleans-based music education program. Since 2017 he has served the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran as their organist and choirmaster. He graduated from Tulane University in 2019, having studied composition with Dr. Barbara Jazwinski. From 2013-14, Kohler led his own ensemble, the Sam Kohler New Music Ensemble. The Ensemble released its debut recording, entitled Synchromy, in October 2014. In June 2016, Kohler recorded Synchromy No. 2 with the Cascade String Quartet and Kate Kohler. This year will see the release of a new recording, to be announced soon. Kohler was formerly the bassist for New Orleans-based neo-soul band Jank Setup, and currently plays with fusion band Skeptic Moon and the Cumbia band Clave de Calypso, the latter of which can be seen every Sunday at the Apple Barrel on historic Frenchman Street.