After attending Utah State University’s piano clinic in 2000, Luke Hancock began commuting to Logan to study with Gary Amano. As an undergraduate at USU, he competed in and won 1st prize in every major state competition, including the State Fair Competition (2004), UMTA Concerto Competition (2006), and the MTNA Young Artist State Competition (2008). He was a two-time winner of the USU Concerto Competition, has received top awards in the Grand Junction National Concerto Competition, the Idaho Federation of Music Competition, and has been a semifinalist at international competitions in Michigan, Texas, and Colorado. In addition to practicing, competing, and performing, Luke has taught more than 30 semesters of Aural Skills and Keyboard Harmony classes to USU music majors since 2003. He currently maintains a private studio of 25 pre-college students and college piano majors and team-teaches with Professor Gary Amano and Professor Dennis Hirst in Logan and Salt Lake City. In 2007, Luke was honored with Utah State University's prestigious William E. Robins Talent of the Year Award. He has directed the USU Summer Piano Clinic for four years. Luke received his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance in 2007 and his Masters degree in Piano Performance/Pedagogy in 2010. Recently, he performed a solo recital including Frederic Chopin’s complete set of Opus 10 Etudes.