Ken Luk

Adjunct Lecturer of Guitar
Brodie Hall 101

As an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Geneseo, Ken Luk teaches private lessons (guitar and mandolin) and the American Folk Guitar class.

 As a guitarist, teacher, and an arranger, Ken Luk actively performs in different solo and chamber music settings. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ken studied with Dr. Nicholas Goluses and finished his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music. Prior to his doctoral studies, Ken earned a Master of Art degree in Music Theory Pedagogy at Eastman. As one of the cofounders of Rochester Classical Guitar, he organizes various events to help promote classical guitar in the Greater Rochester Area. Ken is an avid arranger of the guitar, and was a finalist in the Roland Dyens Arranging International Competition 2017. Ken enjoys playing chamber music, and has performed and arranged music for guitar and various instruments. In February 2019, Ken cofounded the Rochester Mandolin Orchestra and organizes monthly meetings for mandolinists and guitarists of the Greater Rochester Area. Apart from the classical guitar repertoire, Ken has strong interests in and frequently performs music of Brazil, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe. Ken also teaches music theory at the Eastman School of Music, Balinese gamelan at the Eastman Community Music School and State University of New York at Fredonia, and guitar and mandolin at Alfred University.

Ken Luk


  • MUSC 144: Strings Gen: Guitar

    Instruction in violin, viola, cello, or double-bass intended for the student with a level of technical competence sufficient for admission to a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.

  • MUSC 154: Strings Perf: Guitar

    Instruction in selected string instruments designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-String.

  • MUSC 244: Strings Gen: Guitar

    A continuation of MUSC 144.

  • MUSC 254: Strings Perf: Guitar

    A continuation of MUSC 154.

  • MUSC 344: Strings Gen: Guitar

    A continuation of MUSC 244.

  • MUSC 354: Strings Perf: Guitar

    A continuation of MUSC 254.

  • MUSC 359: Junior Recital

    Required of all music majors in the music performance option, to be taken in the junior year in preparation for a 30-minute recital of representative works studied, selected in consultation with the studio teacher, demonstrating knowledge of varied musical styles as well as professional standards of technique, musicality, and interpretation.

  • MUSC 454: Strings Perf: Guitar

    A continuation of MUSC 354.