|Lance Luce at Shanklin Music Hall
Wurlitzer, Groton, MA
Lance Luce is an internationally acclaimed theatre
organist. He has played hundreds of concerts all over
the United States, Canada, England and Australia. In
2014 he was awarded Organist of the year by the
American Theatre Organ Society. Most recently he
became the head organist for the Detroit Red Wings at
the new Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit.
He has played concerts for numerous chapters of the
American Theatre Organ Society and other affiliated
theatre organ groups and clubs. He has played for
National and regional conventions of the ATOS in the
United States and TOSA in Australia.
At age 18, Lance won first place honors in the Yamaha
National Electone organ competition in California. The
next year he was appointed the Head Staff Organist at
Radio City Music Hall in New York, on the largest
Wurlitzer ever built. Lance has made many recordings,
including being part of the famous "Theatre Organ
Greats - A Salute to Radio City Music Hall".
Lance was the house organist at several family style
restaurants, two of them in Michigan. While at the
Organ Grinder in Toronto, Ontario, he played for well
over a million patrons in 8 years.
Lance has been a church organ consultant in Michigan
since 1991. He is currently the church organ consultant
for Allen organs for Evola Music. He is also on the
Allen Artist roster. Lance has designed and installed
over 350 organs in churches, homes and institutions.
His background includes pipe organ maintenance, as
well as electronic organ design, installation, voicing,
pipe interfacing and MIDI implementation.
Lance is currently on the staff at the Fox Theatre and
Redford Theatre in Detroit, and the Michigan Theatre
in Ann Arbor. He has been a church organist for 43
years and is currently at Cross of Christ Lutheran
Church in Bloomfield Hills.
Lance Luce - Theatre Organist
Lance Luce receiving "Organist of the Year" award from the ATOS's Jack Moleman