Luke Mayernik (b. 1981) is an award-winning composer, organist, pianist, harpsichordist, improviser, and collaborative artist. Earning his M.M. in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with the highest honors, Luke studied with David Garner and David Conte. Luke has been accorded several first prizes in improvisation and composition respectively, including the 2014 University of Michigan International Improvisation Competition; the 2011-2013 CROPATRIA International Composition Competitions; the 2008 Royal Canadian College of Organists Competition; and the 2004 AGO International Competition in Improvisation. Also in 2004, Luke was awarded the prestigious Associate Certificate by the American Guild of Organists. A passionate teacher and mentor, Luke has presented masterclasses and lecture-recitals in interpretation, improvisation, and composition at international universities, schools, and conventions. With a growing catalog of both sacred, secular, and concert works, Luke's original compositions are published with E.C. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, Walton Music, Graphite Publishing, OCP, Lorenz, H.T. Fitzsimons, and many others. For more information, visit www.lukemmusic.com.