Texas native Luke Camarillo has conducted ensembles throughout the United States and abroad, most recently the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Bulgarian New Symphony Orchestra, and the OSSIA New Music Ensemble at the College Music Society National Conference. He has been selected as a Conducting Fellow at the Eastern Music Festival and the Juilliard Conducting Intensive. Trained as a clarinetist, he studied at Le Domaine Forget with Yehuda Gilad and Paul Meyer, and privately with Patrick Morgan, Richard Shanley, and Jun Qian.
Luke is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting at the Eastman School of Music where he studies with Mark Davis Scatterday. At Eastman, he was the Donald & Polly Hunsberger Fellow, Fennell Conducting Fellowship, and recipient of the Walter Hagen Conducting Prize. While in residence, he served as Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. In 2023 he begins his second year as the director of the wind band programs at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Prior to his studies at the Eastman School, he received the Master of Music degree in Conducting from the New England Conservatory. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University where he was awarded the School of Music's inaugural Richard Floyd Award. His primary conducting teachers are Mark Scatterday, Charles Peltz, Eric Wilson, and Stephen Heyde. Additional significant study with Brad Lubman at the Eastman School, and William Drury and Erica Washburn at the New England Conservatory.