Luke Flynn, composer of film music, video game music, and concert-hall symphonic music.
Luke Flynn (born 1988, Dubuque, IA) is currently a graduate assistant in music composition at Butler University, where he studies with Michael Schelle. 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's compositions have been performed throughout the world, including commissions and performances by professional symphony orchestras in countries such as Japan, South Korea, China, Ukraine, and throughout the U.S. His music has been featured at a multitude of international and national conferences, new music festivals, and composition festivals throughout the world.
Flynn has won or has placed as a finalist in many international/ national composition competitions. Most recently, the SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission Contest (region 5), the Young New Yorkers' Chorus composition commission contest, the International Sacred Composers Composition Competition, and the Susanville Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest. His choral score, Beneath the Wave(Imagine Music Publishing), a threnody for the victims of the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan, which is set to his own original text in Japanese, was a finalist for the 2013 American Prize in Composition, a winner of the San Jose Choral Project Composition Competition, and the Imagine Music Pathways Composition Competition.
Flynn has also composed the scores for a variety of films, video games, and theatrical works, which have won a variety of international and national awards. 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.