Luke Flynn, composer of film music, video game music, and concert-hall symphonic music.
Luke Flynn (born 1988, Dubuque, IA) has had his compositions performed throughout the world, including commissions and performances by professional symphony orchestras, choirs, and ensembles in Japan, France, South Korea, China, Australia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Italy, and throughout the U.S. His music has also been featured at many international and national conferences, new music festivals, and composition festivals throughout the world.
Flynn has won or has placed as a finalist in a multitude international and national composition competitions. Most recently, the CSUN Orchestra Northridge Composition Prize, the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Composition Competition, the Ablaze Records Orchestral Masters composition contest, the Sydney Australia Contemporary Orchestra call for scores, the Lexington Philharmonic New Music Experiment, the American Prize in Composition, the SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition, the San Jose Choral Project Composition Competition, the Susanville Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest and the New York International Composition Contest for Sacred Music.
His most recent score, Rift(for orchestra), is scheduled for future performance by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra (Australia), the CSUN Symphony Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic (Czech Republic), and release on Ablaze Records' "Orchestral Masters" album.
His choral score, Beneath the Wave, has won or placed as a finalist in over 20 composition contests and call for scores worldwide.
Flynn has also composed the scores for a variety of films, video games, and theatrical works, and has worked as a music editor for many major U.S. films. Most recently, his score was a winner of the Original Score Award at the 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival, the American College Theater Festival award for best original score, and was commissioned by the Julien International Film Festival to compose the opening ceremony music to be performed by the symphony orchestra each year at the festival.
Flynn holds a Master of Music Composition degree from Butler University, where he studied with Michael Schelle and was a double graduate assistant in music composition and music technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from Clarke University, where he studied composition with Amy Dunker, and is the recipient of the University’s most prestigious award honored to a single graduating senior, the Francis J. O’Connor Memorial Award, as well as many other awards in music and leadership. Flynn has also had the privilege of being the first ever American student to study music composition at 鹿児島国際大学 the International University of Kagoshima in Japan, where he studied with Tadashi Kubo.