Sam Cardon is an EMMY winning composer whose credits include 9 large-format films:Texas, The Big Picture, Lewis and Clark, The Legendary Journeys, Shakleton’s Antarctic Adventure, Mysteries of Egypt, Olympic Glory, Whales, Building the Dream at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California; Treasure of the Gods at Zion National Park, Utah and The Secret of San Francisco at Pier 39.

In addition, he has written or co-written such themes as National Geographic Explorer, ABC Sunday Night at the Movies, Good Morning America and provided three hours of original music for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary and recently provided music for Closing Ceremonies at the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games.


  • Serious Leisure (1991)
  • Impulse (1992)
  • Innovators (1993) with Kurt Bestor – Word Perfect Demo CD (Missing The Snake Priest & La Capitana)
  • Innovators (1995) with Kurt Bestor
  • Coming Ful Circle (1995) with Kurt Bestor
  • Digability (2000)
  • Innovators II: Keepers of the Flame (2001) with Kurt Bestor
  • Innovators – Live Concert
  • Faithful
  • Redemption Road

Film Scores

  • Rigoletto (1993) with Kurt Bestor & Michael McLean
  • Hearst Castle: Building the Dream (1996)
  • Trail of Hope (1997) with Merrill Jenson
  • Whales (1997)
  • Mysteries of Egypt (1998)
  • Secrets of Egypt (1998)
  • American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith (2000) with Merrill Jenson, Gregory Peck
  • Earth Cinema (2000)
  • Shakleton’s Antarctic Adventure (2001)
  • Lewis & Clark Great Journey West (2002)
  • Sacred Stone: Temple On The Mississippi (2002) with Merrill Jenson
  • Innovators (2003)
  • The Work And The Glory (2004)
  • New Testament Video Soundtrack with Merrill Jenson, Kurt Bestor & Arlen L Card
  • By the Hand of Mormon:Selections From the Original Musical Production with David Piller
  • Welcome to Brigham
  • Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods
  • Mystic India (2005)
  • Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (2007)

Currently he is the executive producer of the new television series Audio Files and The Song That Changed My Life.