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    Carol Sams is a well-known Seattle composer and soprano whose works have been performed by many area ensembles, including Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers, Washington Composers Forum, and the University of Washington Contemporary Group. A student of Darius Milhaud, her compositions have also been performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Her full-length opera The Pied Piper of Hamelin, commissioned by the Tacoma Opera, was premiered in 1993 and repeated in 1994. Along with many songs, choral pieces, and a symphony, Ms. Sams has a total of twelve operas to her credit. She holds a DMA degree in composition from the University of Washington, an MA from Mills College, and is music director at Prospect Congregational Church in Seattle.