Possessing a distinctively resonant sound quality, lyrical phrasing, and technical finesse, classical guitarist Luther Enloe has received acclaim for the expressive command of his live performances from both concert presenters and audience members alike. As printed in the Smokey Mountain Sentinel, “Luther captivates his audience through the beauty and intensity of his performance, while he engages even those audience members who are less than fans of classical guitar.” In addition to earning Bmus, MM, and DMA degrees at the University of Georgia with John Sutherland, Luther studied sixteen pieces in nine masterclass settings with American virtuoso Christopher Parkening.
A Hill Guitar Company Signature Artist, Luther Enloe’s programs offer an exciting variety of Spanish and Latin American masterpieces as well as contemporary works from the U.S.A. that can be appreciated by ALL audiences. Recent and upcoming performance highlights include concerts at the Texas A&M International Guitar Symposium and Ensemble Competition, Memphis International Guitar Festival, Louisville Guitar Society, University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley Guitar Festival, Troy University Guitar Festival And Competition, A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall at East Carolina University, Emerson Concert Hall at The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, Kopleff Recital Hall in Atlanta, Georgia, Oglethorpe Auditorium in Savannah, Georgia, the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Fickling Hall, in Macon, Georgia, Ramsey Concert Hall in Athens, Georgia, Frost Chapel in Mount Berry, Georgia, the Susan B. Harris Chapel in Young Harris, Georgia, Hoag Auditorium in Dahlonega, Georgia, Max Noah Recital Hall in Milledgeville, Georgia, John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, the Ursuline Centre in Great Falls, Montana, and the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture in Bozeman, Montana.
In addition to performing as a solo concert artist, Luther Enloe is active as a soloist and chamber musician with numerous ensembles. Recent collaborative performances include Joaquin Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un gentilhombre with the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, the U.S. premiere of Enjott Schneider’s oratorio Klange des Lichts with the Vega String Quartet and the Glenn Chancel Choir at Emory University, as well as premieres with Atlanta’s new music ensembles Bent Frequency, and neoPhonia. Television broadcasts of Luther Enloe’s solo and chamber performances are frequently featured in Atlanta on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Knowledge Channel.
A dedicated teacher, Luther Enloe holds the positions of Instructor of Guitar at Georgia State University and Artist Affiliate in Guitar at Emory University. He is an active adjudicator and clinician, having appeared at numerous festivals and conferences across the United States, including the ASTA National Conference, the Columbus State University Guitar Symposium and International Guitar Competition, the University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition, the GMEA In-Service Conference, GMTA Spring Auditions, and the North Georgia Guitar Summit, among others. Students from Luther Enloe’s studio were prizewinners in the 2018 Austin Classical Guitar Ensemble Composition Competition, the 2013 International Home of the Legends Thumbpicking Competition in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, and the Finger-Style Guitar Division of the 2013 Georgia State Fair Fiddlers’ Convention Competition. From 2012 to 2017, he served as the first Guitar Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association. Additionally, he has served as a board member to the ASTA Guitar-in-the-Schools Taskforce, and presently serves on the boards of the Atlanta Guitar Guild. In print, he has appeared as a guitar materials reviewer for the American String Teacher Journal. He lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with his wife, Victoria, their son, Cole, and daughter, Lillian.