GKSOM student Anderson wins Shildneck Solo Competition
calendar icon05 May 2021
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music student Luke Anderson is the winner of the 2021 John Shildneck Solo Competition with the Lincoln Municipal Band. Anderson performed Colors by Bert Appermont. He will perform the piece with the Lincoln Municipal Band this summer.
Luke Anderson was born and raised in Lincoln, NE, and began playing trombone at the age of 10. In middle school he began taking private trombone lessons with graduate students in the UNL trombone studio, as well as with trombone professor Dr. Scott Anderson. In high school, Luke was a three-year member of the Nebraska Music Educators Association All State Jazz Band, as well as the principal trombonist in the Lincoln Youth Symphony for two years. A 2019 graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School, he performed Ferdinand David’s “Concertino for Trombone” with the Southeast Wind Ensemble his senior year. Luke has been involved with masterclasses and performances with several prominent trombonists, including Paul McKee, Ed Neumeister, Scott Whitfield, Marcus Lewis, and Matt Vaughan. In the fall of 2021, Luke will begin his third year at UNL, studying Trombone Performance under Dr. Anderson. After the completion of his undergrad, he hopes to go on to graduate school and one day be a college trombone professor.