August 11, 2014
Luebke Hired as New Choral Director
Houghton College welcomes Dr. Adam Luebke as the new associate professor and director of choral activities at the Greatbatch School of Music. Dr. Luebke will conduct the Houghton College Choir and oversee the graduate program in choral conducting.
“We are so very pleased that Dr. Adam Luebke and his wife Sarah will be joining us this fall,” said Dean of Music, Dr. Stephen Plate. “Dr. Luebke joins us with many successful years as a choral director at both the college and public school levels and we look forward to having Dr. Luebke take our program forward from where it is to exciting new levels.”
Dr. Luebke has been a member of the Westminster, the Westminster Symphonic, the St. Olaf Choirs, and the American Boychoir. With these ensembles, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Boston Symphony, Chanticleer, Robert Shaw, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Mazur, André Previn, Kathleen Battle, Frederica von Stade, Wynton Marsalis, Kristen Chenoweth, and Amy Grant.
He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Smetana Hall, among others, and on nine commercially released recordings.
Dr. Luebke’s choirs have toured the country; performed in the National Cathedral (D.C.), the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine (Fla.), and the St. Paul Cathedral (Minn.); and appeared with the professional men’s ensemble Cantus.
A sought after clinician and adjudicator, he has conducted honor choirs in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.
As an advocate for community choruses, he has organized community performances and worked with community ensembles in Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has lectured and presented at the University of Central Missouri, Edgewood College, and the Iowa Music Director’s Association Conference.
Dr. Luebke grew up in the Philadelphia area, where received his earliest musical training as a boy chorister with the American Boychoir of Princeton, N.J., performing nationally and internationally. He earned a bachelor’s of music from St. Olaf College, a masters of music in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College, and a doctorate in choral conducting and music education from Florida State University. His mentors include André J. Thomas, Joseph Flummerfelt, Anton Armstrong, and James Litton.