Samuel Shalhoub graduated from University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 2016, with a Master of Arts degree in performance practice. As a multi-instrumentalist, he studied Renaissance lute and modern classical guitar while maintaining E-flat and B-flat clarinet proficiency. He also cultivated other skill sets: he guest conducted the UCSC Wind Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble, composed for solo guitar and taught musicianship to undergraduates. During his time at UCSC, Shalhoub was privileged to take master classes from guitarists Alex de Grassi, Benjamin Verdery and Scott Tennant; and from lutenist Hideki Yamaya. Currently, Shalhoub performs as a soloist on both guitar and clarinet, offers private music lessons and works with the nonprofit organization “ArtBeat” to bring music education to the youth of Cambria, California. In addition to being a performer, teacher, conductor and composer, he served as president of the Coast Unified School District Board of Trustees in Cambria until 2020.