Head Librarian, Research & Licensing Coordinator
Samantha Alterman grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her love of music started in High School at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts where she studied violin and played in the orchestra as well as for their musicals and operas. After graduating from UNLV with a Bachelors in Violin Performance, she relocated to Jerusalem, Israel to teach at the Jerusalem American International School. There, she taught kindergarten through 2nd grade general music while establishing their after school music program. She then moved to Haifa, Israel to continue her studies at the University of Haifa in the Masters Program for Musicology, focusing on popular music analysis. During her studies she started working at the University Music library and doing small scale music preparations for local orchestras. Additionally, Samantha was a violinist of the Arab Jewish Orchestra that focuses on bridging western and middle-eastern music together to celebrate the different cultures. This is Samantha’s first Orchestra Librarian job. If she’s not in the library or at the music hall, you can find her reading, baking or enjoying some delicious ice cream.