Dr. Samara Humbert-Hughes

Viola, Violin Teacher

Samara Humbert-Hughes

SAA Member

Dr. Samara Humbert-Hughes relocated in August 2014 to Columbia, SC to join the Suzuki Strings Program at the University of South Carolina. The Suzuki Strings at USC Program has recently been renamed to the Suzuki Academy of Columbia & USC. Dr. Humbert-Hughes is proud to be an incorporator of this non-profit organization and currently serves as its Executive Director. She also serves as an adjunct instructor in String Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina’s School of Music. Dr. Humbert-Hughes is an active member of the Suzuki Association of South Carolina and since 2016 has served as its Treasurer.

Prior to moving to SC, Dr. Humbert-Hughes lived in England with her husband from where she taught private and group class lessons with the Cambridge Suzuki Groups and at Royal Air Force Mildenhall. While in England Dr. Humbert-Hughes also performed with the Cambridge Philharmonic and the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra. Before living in England, Dr. Humbert-Hughes taught at the Centenary Suzuki School at Centenary College in Shreveport, LA from and served as its Acting Director from 2009-2011. During her time in Louisiana, she was also an active performer on viola and violin with the Shreveport Symphony, the Texarkana Symphony, the Longview Symphony, and the Shreveport Opera Orchestra. Prior to living in Louisiana, Dr. Humbert-Hughes was actively teaching and performing in Eugene, OR, where she received her Master of Music & Doctorate of Musical Arts with a Supporting Area in String Pedagogy. Dr. Humbert-Hughes also holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.