Sam Doran

Steelpan - Apprentice 2

Sam Doran is currently an undergraduate student at Northern Illinois University studying steelpan performance under Prof. Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis. He started playing steelpan at Granville Middle School under the direction of John Krumm where he began on cello pan and later moved to tenor pan as his primary.

During his time as a member of Granville High School's steelband, "Blue Steel", Sam performed twice at the Virginia Beach Panorama Caribbean Music Fest, both times placing in the silver category. During his time so far at NIU, Sam has performed with the NIU Steelband on various performances throughout the midwest area, with the All-Unversity Steelband, the NIU Wind Ensemble, and with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.