Luke Storm is a tuba player, conductor, and educator. He has served as acting principal tuba with the San Diego Symphony and has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, International Contemporary Ensemble, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and numerous other ensembles in Southern California. He can be heard on the Mode and Innova record labels and several film and television scores.including Batman vs. Superman, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Concert appearances include performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Ojai Music Festival, REDCAT, wasteLAnd music, wild Up, Monday Evening Concerts, Angel City Jazz Festival, San Diego New Music, and Jacaranda. Storm was the winner of the 2015 Atwater Kent Concerto Competition as well as being featured as soloist in a performance of David Lang's Are You Experienced? at UCLA.
Storm has premiered works by composers Peter Ablinger, Mark Applebaum, Richard Barrett, Jürg Frey, Nicholas Deyoe, Nick Didkovsky, Ulrich Krieger, Ian Krouse, Anne LeBaron, Larry Polansky, Marc Sabat, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, James Tenney, Christian Wolff, and many more. He is a founding member of Trio Kobayashi, specializing in the emerging field of just intonation music for brass.
His primary teachers include Aubrey Foard, Richard Frazier, Michael Grose, and Doug Tornquist. Luke earned a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and a Master of Fine Arts in Multi-Focus Performance at CalArts.
Storm completed his DMA in tuba performance at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in December of 2016, where he conducted the UCLA brass ensemble and tuba ensemble. Storm earned a BM at the University of Oregon and an MFA at CalArts. He has given guest lectures at the California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, and UC San Diego and was the guest artist and masterclass clinician at the University of Oregon's OcTUBAfest in 2015. He is currently a member of the instrumental faculty at CalArts, specializing in Tuba Performance.