Luke Payne

A versatile and multifaceted artist, guitar faculty Luke Payne has appeared with numerous ensembles around the southeastern United States, performing in a wide palate of styles ranging from classical to rock to contemporary fusion. Payne remains a devoted student of all kinds of music, including the classical music of India, which he has studied for several years with Gaurgang Doshi. 


  • Held a long relationship with UNCSA, teaching in the guitar program as interim professor, as resident artist for the UNCSA summer guitar workshop, UNCSA community outreach programs and now as faculty in the School of Music
  • Former teaching positions at Winston-Salem State University, Salem Academy, Grace Church Arts Academy, Wake Forest University and the Suzuki School of the Arts
  • Certified Suzuki Guitar instructor

Career Highlights

  • Released an alubum of original songs that was completed in 2012