Luke Wenceslas Mayernik

Composer Info

Name
Luke Wenceslas Mayernik
Biography

Heralded as "Stylish... elegant... intriguing..." by Choir and Organ magazine, "delicious and imaginative" by Pulitzer prize winner & US Poet Laureate Rita Dove, LUKE MAYERNIK is an award-winning composer, organist, pianist, harpsichordist, improviser, and collaborative artist. Earning his M.M. in Composition from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music with the highest honors (May 2017), Luke studied with David Garner and David Conte. Luke has been accorded several first prizes in improvisation and composition respectively, including the 2014 University of Michigan International Improvisation Competition; the 2011-2013 CROPATRIA International Composition Competitions; the 2008 Royal Canadian College of Organists Competition; and the 2004 AGO International Competition in Improvisation. Also in 2004, Luke was awarded the prestigious Associate Certificate by the American Guild of Organists. A passionate teacher and mentor, Luke has presented masterclasses and lecture-recitals in interpretation, improvisation, and composition at [inter]national universities, schools, and conventions. With a growing catalog of both sacred, secular, and concert works, Luke's original compositions are published with E.C. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, Walton Music, Graphite Publishing, OCP, H.T. Fitzsimons, and many others. Awarded a teaching assistantship in composition/music theory, Luke is pursuing the DMA in Music Composition at The University of Texas at Austin.

Website
https://www.lukemmusic.com/
Influences
Claudio Monteverdi; Stevie Wonder; Adam Guettel; Steve Reich; Michael Jackson; Éliane Radigue; Joni Mitchell; Georgy Sviridov; Henryk Mikołaj Górecki; McCoy Tyner; Bill Evans; Francis Poulenc; Dmitri Shostakovich; Igor Stravinsky; Arvo Pärt; Max Richter
Genres of Interest
Art Song; Choral music; Electronic Music; Music for Film/TV; Chamber music; Jam sessions
My Style
Always seeking, experimenting, learning, collaborating, editing, tweaking, revising, and re-revising

Student Information

Degree Pursuing
DMA, Composition
Other Degrees
B.M., Organ Performance (Seton Hill University - Greensburg, PA); M.M., Composition (The San Francisco Conservatory of Music)

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