Lauded by the South Florida Classical Review for his "vivacious and buoyant" playing, flutist Luke Fitzpatrick is the principal flute of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. During the summer, Luke also plays principal flute with the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, and played principal flute with the Sarasota opera this past winter season. 

Participating in summer music festivals is one of Luke's  greatest joys as a musician. He has spent summers at the National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, Aspen music festival, the National Symphony’s Summer Music Institute, and the Chautauqua music festival. While living in Los Angeles, Luke developed a passion for chamber music, where he collaborated with artists such as Grammy-nominated pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Ebene Quartet. 

Now based in Fort Wayne, Luke is spending more time pursuing outreach and his love for teaching. He is the co-founder of the Bonita Boyd International Masterclass program and is now in his second summer as director.