Samantha Johnson, age 14, has studied the string bass since age 11. She is currently a Freshman at Elkins High School in Fort Bend ISD. Samantha made the 2018 Region 13 Philharmonic Orchestra, while in the 8th grade. Samantha is a member of the Houston Youth Symphony and this is her first year as a member of Virtuosi of Houston. Kelly Comfort was her director at First Colony Middle School and Priscilla McGar is her current director at Elkins High School. Samantha’s private teachers are Roger Vasquez, orchestra director at Fort Settlement Middle School, and Eric Larson, Houston Symphony. She has studied classical ballet since the age of three and is currently a member of the Elkins dance team. She has received Academic Honor Roll since the first grade, and enjoys reading and listening to music.