Samuel Budish is a New York City-based percussionist who actively performs in a wide variety of musical traditions. He is a frequent guest with the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera and has also performed with Orpheus, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Sarasota Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. In the summers, he can be heard with the Crested Butte Music Festival Orchestra. In 2013, Samuel was a member of the onstage band for the Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III. Also active in the world of dance, he accompanies classes at the 92 Y and has performed with the Buglisi Dance Theatre and Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance. Dedicated to the music of today, Samuel has premiered works by Hiroya Miura, Joseph Periera, David Fulmer, and Tan Dun. He received his BM and MM from the Juilliard School.