Luke Browder is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting at UofSC. A longtime resident of Greenville, SC, Luke received his Bachelor of Music from Furman University, his Master of Music from Converse College, and has served on the voice faculties at Clemson University and North Greenville University. With a specialty in singing for musical theatre, Luke has presented workshops and masterclasses at the statewide conventions of the South Carolina Theatre Association and the Palmetto Dramatic Association/SC Thespian Society. As a choral musician, Luke has directed church choirs for nearly a decade and is currently the Director of Music Ministries at John Knox Presbyterian in Greenville. He has performed with a number of choral groups in the Upstate, including the Spartanburg Festival Chorus, The Greenville Chorale, and as a member of the Chorale’s professional Chamber Ensemble. His professional stage credits include The Baker in Into the Woods, Father in Ragtime, King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Schaunard in La Bohème, as well as direction of the musicals Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, and Tarzan. Luke has served as an adjudicator for the SCMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival, NATS Student Auditions, and the SC Thespian Society Festival. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Pi Kappa Lambda, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and is an Equity Membership Candidate with Actors’ Equity Association. Luke and his wife Chelsea live in Irmo with their very spoiled dog, Spirit the Springer Spaniel.