Man sitting at a recording console

Luke Klingensmith

Webcast Services Supervisor, Music
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Phone: 607-274-5108
Office: James J Whalen Ctr for Music 4203, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Audio Engineer

Luke joined Ithaca College in the summer of 2018 as the Webcasting Coordinator for the School of Music. He oversees the production and dissemination of the video recordings taken during the large ensemble concerts that take place in Ford and Hockett Hall, and he also manages a small team of dedicated student workers and oversees the various upgrades that are implemented to the program. He also takes care of all archiving and mastering of all video captured through the webcasting system.

During the summer of 2020, Luke was asked to step in as interim faculty for the Sound and Recording program (in addition to his webcasting duties), which he happily accepted. He now teaches the Recording Workshop 1 and 2 classes to the SRT sophomores, and he oversees the Critical Listening classes. He also serves as faculty/staff advisor for the Student AES chapter at Ithaca College.

Luke comes to Ithaca College with nearly a decade of audio- and video-related experience. Graduating from Peabody Conservatory in 2013, he moved to New York City with his wife, where he worked at Avatar Studios until it closed in August of 2017. Some notable projects include The Greatest ShowmanCocoIncredibles 2The Long Awaited Album by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, and many more. When not engaged at Ithaca College, Luke spends his professional free-time working as a freelance audio engineer, working on Broadway cast recordings, movie and television soundtracks, vocal and musical editing projects, live sound engineering for local productions, and more.