- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, baritone Luke Otto is versed in the Operatic repertory and classical art song tradition, and performs in and music directs musicals. Originally from the Village of Rosholt, Wisconsin, Luke is also a member of the National Music Teacher’s Association, Wisconsin Music Teacher’s Association and the Chippewa Valley Music Teacher’s Association. Luke teaches classes on performing, pedagogy and auditioning with the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild and he is a certified Adjudicator with the Wisconsin School Music Association, an organization that has also recognized him as an exemplary artist. He is also an Adjudicator for the NATS auditions in WI, in which he was a finalist in the High School division. Luke earned his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Magna cum Laude in 2014. Luke has travelled with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir regionally and internationally to Greece. Luke was also a Wisconsin Ambassador of Music to England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy and Luxembourg. Luke has performed as soloist with the UWEC Symphonic Choir, and as a member of the Opera Program during his collegiate career. His performance credits include, Gabriel von Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Second Priest in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, among others. In addition, Luke has premiered works by contemporary composers such as Karl Lepp and Phillip Reilly. Moreover, Luke was a member of the Young Artist Immersion program to New York, New York as a student at UWEC, performing in Master classes with Claudia Catania, David Sytkowski, Mark Moliterno, and performing for students at the Brooklyn School of the Arts. Luke’s conducting credits include, Benjamin Britten’s The Little Sweep and Rossini’s La Cenerentola, along with assistant music directing Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and music directing Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Recently, Luke has performed regularly with the Eau Claire Municipal Band, The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra and with Eauxpera which premiered the summer of 2017. Students are regularly winning local talent competitions, auditioning for shows like The Voice and American Idol and are thriving at the collegiate level.+ Read More
Luke opened Otto Performance Studio, LLC in the summer of 2015 after his introductory into teaching at the Eau Claire Music School in Western Wisconsin for 2.5 years prior. Luke students have found success in popular music competitions, earning spots in the finals and winning 1st and 2nd place in the Eau Claire Children's Theatre Starquest competition. Student's have advanced to the semi finals in the NATS Student Auditions, regularly receive Exemplary Performance Awards in Solo and Ensemble on top of starred first ratings. Other students have even participated in AMTC(Actors, Models and Talent for Christ) and auditioned for NBC's The Voice.+ Read More
After adjudicating Solo and Ensemble for 4 years, adjudicating hundreds of vocalists and numerous festivals, Luke attained the level of Certified Adjudicator.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.+ Read More
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
Luke has been able to help me solve problems in my singing that I've experienced all my life. He is always an encouraging teacher and very knowledgeable. And I leave lessons in a good mood. What more could I want?
Luke is so patient and empathetic with all of his students. He relates so well to my son and calls him to his best self!
As a student, I can say that Luke Otto is absolutely amazing. His teaching strategies are awesome, and they have helped me learn so much. I can tell how much my voice has developed for the better since I started lessons. Not only is he an amazing teacher, but he is also an amazing person! I look forward to seeing Mr. Otto every week for lessons because he is kind, funny, and easy to talk and listen to. He has truly made a difference in my life through his amazing vocal training. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to take lessons.+ Read More
Our daughter has been taking voice lessons from Luke Otto the past 4 years. The growth in her voice and performance level has been amazing! She has performed in 3 Eau Claire Children’s Theater productions, 5 musicals at her high school and made it to the State Solo Emsemble the past 3 years. This year she received a perfect score at the state level. She also made it to the finals of ECCT’s Star Quest competition. Luke is so musically talented himself and shares his knowledge with his students. He is a great teacher who can motivate his students by example and with humor. I strongly believe Luke is the best vocal teacher in the Eau Claire Area. His compassion for music and his students are 2 of his many gifts.+ Read More
Luke is an incredible instructor. His knowledge and expertise is of the highest caliber. He has high expectations of his students but it super friendly, fun and laid back. He is flexible regarding scheduling and is professional but also personable. We could not be more pleased with Otto Performance Studio.+ Read More