Hailed for her "great dynamic sensitivity and exquisite phrasing," Samantha Johnson-Helms is a sought after collaborative musician and teacher. She currently serves as Principal Clarinet of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Butler University Symphony Orchestra, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra of Indiana. Samantha is also a sought after substitute for ensembles in the Midwest and can be heard on recordings for Naxos and Hal Leonard. She is a founding member of the award winning clarinet quartet, the Novacane Quartet, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Butler University and a Masters from Indiana University. She is currently a candidate for the degree Doctor of Music at Indiana University.