College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Music

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Luke Kestner
Adjunct Faculty - Percussion

 

phone:   (406) 657-2350
office:   Cisel Hall 119
e-mail:  lkestner@msubillings.edu

 

B.A., Montana State University Billings, 2005
M.M., University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2007

 

Luke Kestner is the Instructor of Percussion Studies at Montana State University-Billings and also serves as the Principal Percussionist for the Billings Symphony Orchestra. He completed his Bachelor of Music from MSU Billings and received his Masters of Music from UNLV.  He has performed with numerous ensembles including the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Henderson Civic Symphony, Rimrock Opera Company, Billings Studio Theatre and Venture Theatre.   Luke has been a clinician and adjudicator for numerous music festivals throughout Montana.  He was a national finalist in the collegiate division of the 2005 MTNA competition, received outstanding soloist awards for festivals in Los Angeles and New Orleans, and has been a featured soloist with the Billings Symphony.  Luke has performed throughout the United States and Australia.