Sam Young
1926–
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Ap­ril 25, 1926, Ha­mil­ton, Ohio.

Carlton was the son of J. Otis Young and Mary Lei­brook.

He at­tend­ed the Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, Col­lege-Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic (BME), Bo­ston Un­i­ver­si­ty School of The­ol­o­gy (STB), and Ohio Nort­hern Un­i­ver­si­ty, Ada, Ohio (DMus 1969). He al­so stu­died at Un­ion The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­a­ry, New York Ci­ty, and in Vi­en­na, and Prague, Czech­ia.

He served on the fa­cul­ties and di­rect­ed gra­du­ate stu­dies in church mu­sic at the Per­kins School of The­ol­o­gy, South­ern Meth­o­dist Un­i­ver­si­ty, Dal­las, Tex­as, and Scar­ritt Col­lege (now Scarr­itt Ben­nett Cen­ter), Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see, and was emer­i­tus pro­fes­sor of church mu­sic at the Cand­ler School of The­ol­o­gy, Em­o­ry Un­i­ver­si­ty, At­lan­ta, Georg­ia.

He al­so served as cho­ral di­rec­tor and lec­tur­er in mu­sic at Graz Un­i­ver­si­ty, Aus­tria (1969–72), and di­rect­ed the Unit­ed Meth­o­dist Youth Cho­rale (1980–90) in con­cert tours of Eng­land, Wales, France, Switz­er­land, Aus­tria, and Ger­ma­ny. His works in­clude:

  1. Beginnings
  2. Candler
  3. Charlestown
  4. Somos del Se­ñor
  5. Stookey
  6. Westchase