Teacher Profile: Luke White

Luke White

Luke White

Instrument(s): Cello, Piano

City: Denver

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    About Luke White

    Hailing from Frederick, Maryland, Luke White found a passion in the cello in 2008 while attending an arts focused elementary school, and proceeded to follow that passion wherever it took him! Starting in high school at North Hagerstown High, he took on any instrument available which included playing in marching band on electric bass, ensemble band on bass clarinet, indoor percussion on bass drum, as well as playing cello for the orchestra.

    In 2013, he transferred schools when he was accepted to the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and graduated in 2015 before continuing his education at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design until its closure in 2017. While attending Barbara Ingram, his primary focus was the cello and advanced music theory. When he wasn't playing music at school, he was playing for several ensembles at Shepherd University, while under the tutorship of Stephen Czarkowski, and Camilo Perez-Mejia. He began giving lessons to beginner cellists during his 5th year of playing and was frequently recommended to beginner-intermediate cellists within the community for lessons.

    While attending Santa Fe University of Art and Design, he studied contemporary music compositions under the music director, Steve Paxton, and played in the Balkan Music Ensemble under Professor Polly T. Ferber. In the Balkan ensemble, he fine tuned his ear training by learning how to play micro-tonal music without any written composition, in a twenty person ensemble.

    After moving to Denver in 2017, Luke has been eager to get back into the classical music community, and is looking to work with anyone who has any interest in the cello!

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