Adam Luebke, Music Director
Conductor Adam Luebke is known for his passionate artistry and versatility with wide ranging repertoire. Hailing his choruses for its “soaring rich tone,” the Buffalo News has proclaimed, “Luebke was rightly led out for the bow.”
Currently Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Luebke has worked with conductors JoAnn Falletta, John Morris Russell, Carl St. Clair; and soloists Angela Brown and Kevin Deas, among others. Recent performances include Luebke’s Lincoln Center debut at David Geffen Hall guest conducting the National Chorale, conducting Handel’s Messiah with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and leading the Rochester Oratorio Society, Houghton College Choir and Houghton Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’ Ein deustches Requiem.
A devoted music educator, Luebke maintains an active schedule as a clinician for choral workshops, festivals and honor choirs. He has been Director of Choral Activities at Houghton College and Waldorf University leading choirs in performance tours across the country. His students have been accepted to the doctoral conducting programs at the University of Connecticut and University of Iowa, and as conducting fellows at the Aspen Music Festival and the Princeton Festival. As a choral music scholar, Luebke has published research on Renaissance performance practice and solo vocal warm-ups for the choral rehearsal.
Luebke received his earliest musical training at the American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ. As a member of the American Boychoir, the St. Olaf Choir, and the Westminster Choir, he performed nationally and internationally under the batons of Lorin Maazel, Kurt Mazur, Colin Davis, Sir Neville Marriner, and Robert Shaw.