University of Maryland - D.M.A and M.M.
Oberlin Conservatory - B.M.
Dr. Luke Spence enjoys a freelance career teaching and performing in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Luke is second trumpet of the Washington Chamber Orchestra and performs with groups including the Fairfax Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Reading Symphony, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Washington Opera Society, and The New Orchestra of Washington. In recent years he has performed at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, toured across the US and China, and was a featured soloist with the Washington Sinfonietta. He is currently the director of Brass Ensemble and Repertoire, a new course that he initiated at the University of Maryland School of Music. In addition to managing his private studio, Dr. Spence gives clinics and masterclasses at universities and other public institutions. He earned his DMA and MM at the University of Maryland where he studied with Chris Gekker. He also holds a BM with a minor in musicology from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Roy Poper and was the recipient of the 2014 James Stamp Award.