Luke Storm


Luke Storm is a tuba player, conductor, and educator. Storm 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.

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, which specializes in the emerging field of just intonation music for brass.

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 is on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and completed his DMA in tuba performance at UCLA. Storm earned a BM at the University of Oregon and an MFA at CalArts. He has given guest lectures at CalArts, UCLA, and UC San Diego and was the guest artist and masterclass clinician at the University of Oregon’s OcTUBAfest in 2015.