Lecturer, Arts and Entertainment Technologies
Sam Lipman is an award-winning multi-media composer in the Austin Area, where he freelances and teaches at The University of Texas at Austin. Sam is currently scoring Terence Malick’s The Last Planet with the Budapest Orchetra, and he recently scored Ramona Diaz’ A Thousand Cuts, featuring George and Amal Clooney, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Other recent works include co-scoring Richard Linklater/Cate Blanchett’s Where’d You Go Bernadette and Deb Esquenazi’s Southwest Of Salem, which shortlisted him for an Oscar© for Best Original Song In A Movie. His score to UT play Matawan won the 2019 Austin Critics Table Award. He has composed works for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, recorded with Justin Timberlake, and composed several theater scores for UT's Theater & Dance Department, where he held the Composer-In-Residence position for two years. Sam’s classical works are performed internationally, and his most recent choral work Tree Of Life, a Holocaust Poem, was premiered by the American Youth Choir in NYC’s Carnegie Hall. Aside from music, Sam enjoys dining with his wife and playing Pokémon with his children.