Sam Kyzivat

Librarian & Orchestra Manager


Sam Kyzivat, originally from Connecticut, received his B.A. in Music (Theory & Composition) and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College in 2018. He has spent time working for several Maine-based music nonprofits, including REVERB, an environmental organization working to make bands’ tours more environmentally friendly, as well as the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, a unique nonprofit that gives young orchestral students the opportunity to collaborate with nationally-touring bands and artists. Sam is also an accomplished composer, and has not only had pieces premiered at Bowdoin by student music ensembles, but has also had arrangements performed at venues in Portland and Boston, writing for artists such as Darlingside, Shook Twins, and Palaver Strings. An aspiring media music composer, Sam has written for radio, podcast, and short film, most recently collaborating with The Knack Factory. Currently based in Portland, ME, you can find Sam playing electric violin, synths, and piano in indie folk band SnugHouse, or playing solo at yoga classes on the East End. He is thrilled to be back at such a wonderful music festival, and can’t wait to spend another summer in beautiful Brunswick, Maine. You can view his work at