Luke Thering is a pianist and composer based in La Crosse, WI. In 2014, he graduated from UW-La Crosse with a B.A. in Jazz Piano Performance with an emphasis in Music Theory/Composition. Since that time, he has worked as an accompanist, solo pianist, jazz combo sideman, composer, and teacher.
Compositionally-speaking, Luke stays active. In 2010 his concert band piece "Grantchester" was performed at the WSMA State Music Convention in Madison. In 2015 he wrote an original score the the stage show "Dark La Crosse," which has been well received and has been remounted several times. April of 2016 saw the premiere of "Mop Dog," a children's puppet show by Wonderstruck Theatre Co., for which Luke composed and recorded the full soundtrack. His piano work, "The Egg Suite," was also completed in 2016.
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Several of his pieces are available for purchase via the Store page. Visit the Compositions page for a full list of works, audio samples, and sheet music.
Luke performs regularly as a solo pianist and also as a pianist for several La Crosse-area groups. Since 2012, he has been a member of the 3rd Relation Jazz Quartet, which performs weekly in downtown La Crosse. He has also performed with the Michael Patrick Quartet, Kies & Kompanie, Jazz Inc. and the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, among other area groups. To view upcoming performances, check out the calendar.
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"Don't miss this guy, very talented!" —Tracy B.
"Luke is a true professional who has an immense amount of self-discipline. Five stars!" —Anita D.
"I couldn't be more appreciative of the preparation Luke did prior to our wedding to ensure that his performance was perfect. I highly recommend him!" —Katie K.