Musical excellence is achieved through rigorous study and expressed in recitals and concerts during Festival Week. Through the four weeks, students have the time they need to meaningfully build their musical skills and to realize their God-given talents to the fullest extent possible.

At LSM, all students participate in:

  • Private Lessons
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
  • Musicianship Class
  • Concerts and Recitals


Customize the LSM experience! A variety of electives encourage students to build new musical skills and dive into their unique musical interests. 

  • NEW! Musical Theatre. Hands-on experience in Broadway-style of singing and performance. 
  • Jazz Ensemble. Jazz theory, techniques, and history come together in this fun performance ensemble (onsite audition required).
  • Handbells. Explore all elements and techniques of the handbell choir (onsite audition required).
  • Composition. Discover your creative voice under the instruction of a professional composer in residence. (Includes performance opportunity and student collaboration)
  • Conducting. Grab a baton and lead (no experience necessary).
  • Intro to the Pipe Organ. Learn how the pipe organ works and experience playing this majestic instrument (basic keyboard skills required).
  • Church Music. Lutheran hymnody, liturgical history, and worship planning are explored.
  • Chapel Choir. Open to the entire LSM community, this non-audition choir rehearses daily and provides music for worship throughout LSM.
  • Secondary Lessons. If a student plays a second instrument or sings, these faculty-led lessons meet once a week. Strongly suggested for all students wanting a second large ensemble placement. Note: additional audition required with application; placement dependent on studio availability.

Concerto Audition

Instrumental students who have been accepted for admission into the Academy are invited to audition for the opportunity to perform with the orchestra during its final concert. For more information about the audition process or to submit the Concerto Application Form, click here.

Jeff Doebler, the LSM 2016 Band Conductor, acknowledges the LSM Concert Band.