Sam Cooke is a flautist, composer & teacher from Melbourne, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Music from Melbourne University majoring in flute and composition, a Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Music Technology from La Trobe University, and a Graduate Diploma in Screen Composition from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Sam composes for a wide range of instrumentation from concert band to flute ensemble, as well as music for film. Her flute ensemble works are regularly performed at National Flute Association (USA) conventions by various groups, and in 2016 Sam received an Honourable Mention in the NFA Newly Published Music Competition. This work, Astral Architecture was composed for the 2014 NFA Collegiate Flute Choir who premiered the work at the 2014 Annual Convention in Chicago. Sam has extensive performance experience in orchestral, chamber music and theatre, and currently plays flute with Stonnington Symphony in Melbourne.