Dr. Adam Luebke
Dr. Adam Luebke
Area: Major Ensemble Directors, Music Education, Voice, Music Performance
Ph.D., Florida State University
Conductor Adam Luebke is known for his passionate artistry and versatility with wide ranging repertoire. Hailing his choruses as “virtuosic,” "splendid," “articulate,” “energetic,” “soaring,” and “joyous,” the Buffalo News has proclaimed, “Luebke was rightly led out for the bow.”
Currently Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Luebke is also a Lecturer in Voice and Choral Conducting at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He has worked with conductors JoAnn Falletta, John Morris Russell, Carl St. Clair, Rossen Milanov, and Bradley Thachuk; and soloists Angela Brown, Kevin Deas, and Darren Stokes among others. This season he is chorusmaster for the world premiere recording of Richard Danielpour’s The Passion of Yeshua for Naxos. Recent highlights include heralded performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Carmina Burana, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and the world premiere of Fibio Luisi’s St. Bonaventure Mass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He has conducted the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, and Rochester Oratorio Society; and appeared at David Geffen Hall, and the Chautauqua Institution. As a chorister, he has sung with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and New Jersey Symphony under Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Andre Previn, Neville Marriner, Nicholas McGegan, Marvin Hamlisch, and Robert Shaw.
A devoted music educator, Luebke maintains an active schedule as a clinician for choral workshops, festivals and honor choirs. At the State University of New York at Fredonia, he has taught choral conducting, studio voice, and conducted the Camerata, College Choir, and Masterworks Chorus. Former students have been accepted into elite graduate conducting programs; as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival; as a semi-finalist for the National ACDA Graduate Level Conducting Competition; and are employed as conductors with the Boston Children’s Chorus, Nazareth College (NY) and Northwestern University (MN). He has published research on Renaissance performance practice and voice building in the choral rehearsal.
Luebke received his earliest musical training at the American Boychoir School, and holds the BM from St. Olaf College, the MM in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College, and the PhD in choral conducting and music education from Florida State University. His teachers include Joseph Flummerfelt, Anton Armstrong, Andre Thomas, Andrew Megill, and James Litton.
- American Choral Directors Association