Luke Flynn, Composer
Luke Flynn, composer

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Luke Flynn is a composer of film music, video game music, and concert-hall symphonic music who lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Luke Flynn (born 1988, Dubuque, IA) is a composer whose works are performed regularly throughout the world, including commissions and performances by major symphony orchestras, choirs, and ensembles in Japan, France, South Korea, China, Australia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Italy, and throughout the U.S. His music is regularly featured at many international and national conferences, new music festivals, and composition festivals.

Flynn's compositions have won or placed as a finalist in a multitude of major international and national competitions. Most recently, the Sydney Australia Contemporary Orchestra call for scores, the South Korean Busan Maru International Composition Contest (orchestra) 부산마루국제음제 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 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 2015 orchestral score, Rift, was quickly met with international renown, winning multiple major competitions and awards. It is currently scheduled for future performance by symphony orchestras in several countries throughout the world, spanning four separate continents.
His choral score, Beneath the Wave, has won or placed as a finalist in over 20 composition contests and call for scores worldwide.

Flynn (IMDb) has also composed the scores for a variety of films, video games, and  theatrical works, and currently works as a film music proofer for many of the world's biggest major motion pictures, such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney's The Jungle Book, X-Men: Apocalypse, and many others, through JoAnn Kane Music Service. Most recently, he 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.

Flynn currently works as a film and TV score proofer for Joann Kane Music Service (CA), and as a concert score editor/engraver for Imagine Music (NY) and Alliance Publications Inc. (WI).