Luke Rackers, MFA
Luke Rackers, the founder of Music PLACE, has been a private studio and community music educator for over a decade. With a Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition and Pedagogy, Luke continues to find new ways to integrate music composition into curriculum and encourage musical creativity at all ages and levels. Luke teaches piano and composition lessons and designs online courses that help instill a passion for music-making and total musicianship.
Luke is pursing a Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies graduate degree at the University of Vermont to study community arts education, learning & curriculum design, nonprofit administration, personalized and experiential learning, teaching artistry, and the psychology of learning & cognition. Luke continues to perform and compose, focusing on discovering and presenting new music in unique settings.
Luke serves as the Executive Director for Abundant Silence, a non-profit new music arts organization that helps support the work of living composers and develops programs to encourage creativity in students. Discover new works by 21st century composers and learn abut how you can support new music on the Abundant Silence website.