TrumpetYear joined: 2018
Sam Piazza has played trumpet for 52 years and says he is still learning how it works. Sam has performed in many musical ensembles and genres through the years and has a BFA in Music Education. Upon graduation, he discovered greater interests in Science and Math. So he returned to college, graduating with an MS degree in Industrial Engineering. He then embarked on a nearly 36-year career in global technology sales with IBM Corp., retiring in ealy 2019.
In 2017, Sam and his wife moved to Southwest Florida, where he joined the Gulf Coast Symphony the next year. Sam says: “Being a member of the GCS trumpet section has brought great, excitement, friendship and musical development. I love it! The orchestra members and conductor are great, the programs are musically challenging, and the SWFL audiences are awesome!”