Sam McLean is an emerging Composer residing in Melbourne, Australia and currently studies a Graduate Diploma in Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He received a Bachelor of Audio from SAE, Brisbane and whilst studying there, was the recording engineer for the Queensland Wind Orchestra’s 2015 concert season. Sam formed an alliance with SAE and the QWO that stands to this day, a partnership that was awarded with the community award for outstanding services to the SAE.

With the aim of working within the video games industry, Sam has worked on several Indie video game titles, the most successful being Dyadic – a two-player puzzle game, available to purchase on Steam.

Coming from a sound-engineering background, technology had always been at the forefront of Sam’s workflow. In his time studying composition formally at the Melbourne Conservatorium, he has been able to adopt more organic approaches to his creativity which is starting to become evident in his recent body of works.

When he’s not composing, Sam works for JPJ Audio as a Sound-Technician, and Magnificent Nerds as a Playologist, the latter being a video game-lover’s dream! He also finds it amusing when he writes about himself in the third-person, that is why he wrote this Bio the way he did.


Rehearsal at Melbourne Conservatorium.