Involved in the musical arts since age 9, Samaquias practiced in competitive orchestras, string quartets, chamber choirs, and jazz bands throughout public schooling though high school winning Best Cello Soloist at Idaho State DII competition (2009) and Outstanding Performer Seattle Heritage Festival Gold (2010). Studied Cello Performance and Music Composition for 3 yrs at Boise State University competing in state string quartet competitions and performing Mahler Symphony No. 2 with the Boise Philharmonic under the direction of Robert Franz.
Color Guard Performer and Dancer for the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corp (2010, 2011). Color Guard Performer and Dancer for Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corp based out of Chicago (2014). Color Guard Caption Head and Visual Designer for Timberline High School Marching Band in Boise, Idaho (2010-2016).
Cello Teacher at Idaho Academy for the Arts in Boise, ID (2011). Cello Teacher at Casa De Cultura in Diriamba, Nicaragua (2014/2015). English and Dance Teacher for the Organization One, Two, ... Tree based in Diriamba, Nicaragua. Cello Private lessons in Leipzig, Germany (2017).
Throughout the travels of performing in over 48 states as a dancer and musician alongside World Class designers, composers, and teacher there have been a plethora of skills in the performing arts that have been added and grown to an established technique and practice in the accomplished work. The creative aspects involving cultural understandings, political debate, environmental concerns, religious disrepencies, etc have been acquired through work, volunteer, living, and exchange by traveling to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Iceland, Austria, Israel, and Germany.
Goals are to obtain higher education, starting with a bachelor in Music Production, allowing to pursue Masters and PhD in music.