Insights from first year LSMer Mallory Haney

July 1, 2015

Today's blog post is brought to you by Mallory Haney, a first-time resident within the LSM community. Her sweet disposition and incredible talent at the organ have been a blessing for us on campus. Below she speaks of her initial experiences at LSM:

Hello, my name is Mallory Haney and I am from Harrington, Maine. I am a senior in High School and I love to play the organ and sing.
This is my first year at LSM. At first I was really nervous and I did not know if I really wanted to come because it is far away from home. I did not know anybody that was coming and I thought it was going to be a competition between us as musicians, but it is the opposite. It is my second week here and I am enjoying every minute of it. Even while I am writing this blog, my new friends are keeping me company and we are having a good time.
My expectation before I came here was to learn more about music and have a wonderful experience next to others that have the same passion. But LSM is more than just learning about our primary instrument. It is about living together, sharing what we have in common, worshiping God, making new friends, and learning about our different cultures. A lot of people would ask me: Why would I spend a month in a music camp? It sounds so boring! But I do not regret being here. It is the perfect combination of music and fun! The program is really complete. We have a good breakfast to begin the day, then we all gather for Morning Prayer and Announcements of the Day. Later I have Musicianship, Small Ensemble, Church Music, Conducting, Concert Choir, Organ lesson, Practice time and Recreational Activities. The counselors and teachers gives us big responsibilities because we have to be prepared for every class and they give us the freedom to control our hours of practice.
Now that I have given you a glimpse into the life of an LSM student, I have to go to my next class!

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Thank you, Mallory, for your wonderful words! We are so grateful to have you with us!