Samuel Hood, currently resides in Dallas, Texas where he is a freelance musician and private teacher and Adjunct Woodwinds Professor at Southwestern Adventist University. Recently, Samuel was a teaching assistant at the Texas Tech University School of Music where he completed the DMA degree.
Dr. Hood's most recent research contribution is The Flutist’s MAPP (Movement Applications for Practice and Performance), a method for utilizing movement to explore flute technique and musicality. The Flutist’s MAPP has been presented at universities and conventions such as Eastern New Mexico University, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, the Oklahoma Flute Society flute festival, Texas Summer Flute Symposium, and the National Flute Association convention. Flutist's MAPP has also been taught as a semester-long class at Texas Tech University.
Samuel’s most recent performing engagements include flutist of the TTU Graduate Wind Quintet, an NEA funded outreach program for elementary schools, juvenile detention facilities, and retirement homes; Principal Flute of TTU’s Symphony Orchestra tour to NYC to perform in Alice Tully Hall; Second Flute in Moonlight Musical’s production of The Phantom of The Opera; Second Flute with Ballet Lubbock’s production of the Nutcracker.
Dr. Hood’s teachers include Dr. Lisa Garner Santa (Texas Tech University), Dr. John Bailey (University of Nebraska - Lincoln), Dr. Michelle Stanley (Colorado State University), and Dr. Susanna Self. Samuel has performed in masterclasses for flutists including Carol Wincenc, Jasmine Choi, and Paul Edmund-Davies.