Dr. Sampen has presented over 125 master classes and workshops since 1992, including international clinics at the Amsterdam Conservatory (Holland), the Basil Musikhochschule (Switzerland), the Fermo Conservatory (Italy), the Paris Conservatory (France), the Jaroslava Jezka Conservatory (Prague, Czech), the Spendiarian Music School (Armenia), the Institut fur Neue Musik (Berlin, Germany), Ionian University (Corfu, Greece), the Cherubini Conservatory (Florence, Italy), Sichuan Conservatory (Chengdu, China), Shanghai Conservatory (China) and the Chopin Conservatory (Warsaw, Poland).

In America, Sampen has conducted master classes at the Boston Conservatory, the Eastman School, Northwestern University, Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Pennsylvania State University, the United States Navy Band Symposium, Interlochen Arts Camp and many other important universities and conservatories. 



  • Chair of the first NASA Composition Competition (2012)
  • Adjudicator for the NASA Biennial Quartet Competition (2010)
  • President of the Jury for the 1st Greek Saxophone Competition (2009)
  • Jury member for Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Thailand (2008)
  • Adjudicator for the MTNA Michigan Woodwind Competition in Lansing (2005)
  • Adjudicator for the Wm. Byrd Solo Competition in Flint, MI (2005)
  • Jury member for Yellow Springs International Chamber Competition (2004)
  • Jury member for Paris Conservatory Concours (2001)
  • Jury member for Crane School Contemporary Music Competition (1996)
  • International Jury Member for Concours Adolphe Sax in Dinant, Belgium) (1994)
  • National Saxophone Competition in Morgantown, WV (1994)
  • Chamber Music America Awards (NY,NY) 1994
  • MTNA Regional Competition (1993)
  • National Saxophone Competition (l992)