Luke Rackers serves the community as a private educator, composer, performer, producer and arts administrator. As Executive Director of Abundant Silence, Luke is very passionate about new music and helping composers connect with performers, students & listeners. With a Masters of Fine Arts in music composition, Luke uses his education, experience in music as a performer, composer and educator, and expertise in a variety of music business endeavors to help composers successfully present their artistic voice to the world.
As an educator, Luke specializes in teaching private lessons to piano students of all ages and levels. He combines his piano teaching background with his composition and improvisation expertise to develop creative and unique learning opportunities. Luke has over a decade of experience in the music industry and loves learning about new ways to help promote and produce new musical works of art. Luke performs in a variety of ensembles including his new music ensemble, Musica Verto Novo, which performs many of the works in the Abundant Silence catalog. He composes primarily for solo piano and small ensemble. Luke is continuing his educational pursuits at UVM in the Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies program where he is studying educational philosophy, teaching artistry, community arts education, music composition curriculum design, public policy and community development.
“Luke Rackers is a talented, patient, nurturing, teacher. He is able to bring out the best in his students in a stress-free learning environment. He makes learning/playing the piano a joy.” - Tai B.