Sam Hight (apprentice 2) is studying for his bachelor's degree in music in performance and jazz studies at NIU, where he studies with faculty member Geof Bradfield. He is the recipienct of a four-year fine arts scholarship from the NIU School of Music. He has performed as a member of many NIU ensembles, including the NIU Jazz Ensemble, NIU Wind Ensemble, and the World Music and Middle Eastern Ensembles. He has organized jam sessions at the Holmes Student Center on the NIU campus. He has taught privately since 2008.