Samuel has provided consistently high levels of quality in his compositions. His work is marked with excellence and is enjoyed by audience and musician alike. All scores are prepared with a painstaking attention to detail and are always delivered in time.
— John Curro AM MBE, Director of Music, Chief Conductor, Queensland Youth Orchestras
Samuel Dickenson is one of Australia's rising stars in the field of composition. He has written repertoire for a variety of ensemble type and standard. He has a rare gift for not only fully understanding instrumentation, but also for its implementation and differentiation across a wide genre and demographic of ensemble. Equally at home composing for a professional level ensemble as he is a junior string orchestra, Samuel's output is worthy of every further inspection.
— Dr Warwick Potter, Conductor, Lecturer (University of Queensland)
Samuel is a wonderful young composer who has created over 10 works for us during the past 6 years (2010-2016) for a variety of ensembles including symphony orchestra, concert band, string orchestra and brass ensemble. His work is consistently of high quality and engaging for musicians and audiences. Samuel backs up his compositional skills with impressive service and communication, working to agreed deadlines and delivering high quality PDF parts and scores.
— Geoff Rosbrook, General Manager, Queensland Youth Orchestras
Typesetting and editing
I have twice now called upon Samuel at short notice to undertake engraving services for Camerata of St. John's (www.camerata.net.au) and in both instances his work has been outstanding. He was very attentive, prompt and remained in close communication to check that the work was of a standard that was suitable to our needs. The final products were completely accurate, attractive and easy to read. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
— Brendan Joyce, Violinist and Leader, Camerata of St. John's (Queensland's chamber orchestra)
I frequently employ Sam for my editing and typesetting needs. He is always professional and astonishingly accomodating in working to tight deadlines. I couldn't recommend him highly enough!
— Lisa Cheney, Composer