Texas native Luke Camarillo has conducted a wide array of ensembles throughout the United States and abroad, such as the Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), and the OSSIA New Music Ensemble at the College Music Society National Conference. He was 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 in Quebec 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 Fellow, and recipient of the Walter Hagen Conducting Prize. While in residence, he served as Assistant Conductor of the legendary Eastman Wind Ensemble and Associate Conductor of the Eastman Wind Orchestra and Eastman Harmonie. In 2023 he begins his second year as the director of the wind band program at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Prior to his studies at the Eastman School, he received the Master of Music degree (with Honors) in Conducting from the New England Conservatory. He earned his undergraduate degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Baylor University where he was awarded the School of Music's inaugural Richard Floyd Award. His primary conducting mentors 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.