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Faculty – Samantha (Matulka) Costa

Samantha (Matulka), Vocal Music Teacher

Bachelor of Music Education – Vocal Emphasis; Nebraska Wesleyan University

Master of Music – Music Education; University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Samantha began her teaching career at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School in Omaha, NE, where she taught 5th and 6th grade General Music, 7th and 8th grade Choruses, & directed the 7-8 Swing Choir. She commuted to Buffett and worked there for 6 years prior to coming to Bishop Neumann. She is currently in her 3rd year teaching at Neumann, and teaches all 7-12 Choirs, Music Theory/History, assists with Band, and also teaches the 7th grade Computer Keyboarding class. In addition, she co-directs all the musical productions, spring plays, and fall one-act plays. Outside of her Neumann job, for the past 9 years, she has directed a Children’s K-5 Church Choir in Lincoln, NE, where she also performs on a regular basis either singing or playing trombone.


Samantha is the daughter of a Bishop Neumann alumni and grew up right here in Saunders County. Samantha and her husband Andrew were married in November 2016.