Sam Higgins


About Sam


Upcoming Performances

Past Performances




NPR's FROM THE TOP Podcast Announces Musicians for Center for the Arts Recorded Performance

Broadway World | Music, February 10, 2020

Thoroughly Modern Foster, "...starting with the amazingly controlled countertenor Sam Higgins..."

South Shore Critic, June 7, 2018

"Milton teen to perform with Boston Pops"

Patriot Ledger article. May 6, 2018






    Sam Higgins


    Honors and Awards

    Schmidt National Undergraduate Competition, 2023 – Winner

    Handel and Haydn Society Barbara E. Maze Award, 2023 – Winner

    NATS Competition, 2021 – First Place Winner

    UMass Young Artists Award, 2021

    Young Arts Finalist, 2021

    Schmidt Competition Boston, 2021 – First Prize Winner

    Classical Singer Competition, 2020 – First Prize Winner, High School Classical division

    YoungArts Winner, 2020

    Classical Singer Online Summer Competition, 2019, Finalist

    Schmidt Competition Boston, 2019, Finalist, Most Promising Sophomore

    Spotlight on High School Talent, Polymnia Choral Society, 2018, Winner

    Fidelity Young Artists Competition at the Boston Pops, 2018, Grand Prize Winner

    Solo Performances

    Appearance on NPR’s “From the Top”, George Mason University Center for the Performing Arts, 

    Dove sei, amato bene, G.F Handel, February 29, 2020

    Handel and Haydn High School Soloists Recital, New England Conservatory of Music, 

    Mandoline, Gabriel Fauré, Tu lo Sai, Giuseppe Torelli January 8, 2020

    Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Young Artists Vocal Program Art Song Recital

    Cabin, Paul Bowles, August 5, 2019

    Metropolitan Opera Guild High School Singers Intensive Recital, Juilliard School, NYC

    Vaga luna, che inargenti, Vincenzo Bellini, February 22, 2019

    Polymnia Choral Society, Murray Kidd, Conductor, Melrose, MA

    Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Trad., December 1, 2018

    Boston Symphony Orchestra Pops, Keith Lockhart Conductor,Symphony Hall Boston

    Bereite dich, Zion,  J.S.Bach, June 8, 2018

    Zamir Chorale, Joshua Jacobson, Condutor, Temple Emanuel, Newton

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, June 14, 2017

    Northeastern College Choir, Joshua Jacobson, Conductor

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, April 9, 2017

    Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Eric Stern Conductor

    Mass, Leonard Bernstein, 4 Performances, April 4 – 9, 2017

    Falmouth Chorale, Zamir Chorale, Joshua Jacobson, Conductor

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, March 19, 2017

    Trygve Lie Plaza Dedication, United Nations Complex, NYC

    Peace Poem After A Ugartic Inscription, Peter Childs, September 18, 2016

    MIT Chorus, Dr. William Cutter, Conductor

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, May 6, 2016

    Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, David Kravitz

    Voice Of Isaac, Howard Franzin, March 13, 2016

    NE Philharmonic, Richard Pittman, Conductor, Dana Whiteside and David Kravitz, Baritones

    Elijah’s Angel, Robert Kapilow, December 13, 2015

    Manchester Choral Society, Dan Perkins, Conductor, Hannaway Theater, Plymouth NH

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, December 6, 2015

    Manchester Choral Society, Dan Perkins, Conductor, Brookside CC, Manchester NH

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, December 5, 2015

    Manchester Choral Society, Dan Perkins, Conductor, Nashua North HS, NH

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, December 4, 2015

    Lexington High School Orchestra and Chorus, MA

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, March 4, 2015

    Celestial Christmas Concert, Wakefield Unitarian Church MA

    In Paradisum, Gabriel Faure (from Requiem), December 21, 2014

    Boston Conservatory of Music Chorus and Orchestra, George Case, Conductor

    Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein, December 10, 2014


    Julia Faulkner, (2021-present), The Curtis institute of Music and Director of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

    Denyce Graves, (Several coachings), International Opera Star

    James Burton, Director, Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    Kerry Deal, DMA, Associate Professor of Voice, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

    Ellie Shattles, DMA, Voice Instructor, Boston University Tanglewood institute

    Corey Hart, DMA, Voice Instructor,  New England Conservatory, Preparatory Division 

    Eiji Miura, MM, Voice Instructor,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sam Higgins, a countertenor with “innate musicality” and a “complex understanding of music” is a seasoned performer who has been singing with orchestras since the age of 11.