1. Submit an online application.

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A confirmation e-mail will be sent from Admissions. Be sure to add to your safe senders list.


2. Pay the non-refundable $25 application fee.

Pay online by credit card, or send a check to our offices within five business days.


3. Submit Supplemental Items.

  • Personal Statement: This statement is created for you to explain why you want to attend LSM and what you hope to learn from attending our academy. 

  • Audition: Required if you are applying for merit-based financial aid. View list of Audition Requirements >

  • Federal Tax Form 1040 — Required if you are applying for need-based financial aid. Please send us your family's most recent copy.

To be considered for admission, all supporting application materials must be received within 30 days of submitting the online application. Students are accepted on a rolling basis; acceptance and financial aid awards are sent simultaneously. 

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4. Upon Acceptance

After you have been notified of your acceptance and have been awarded a financial aid package (if applicable), please submit your non-refundable deposit of $350, which will secure your place at LSM and act as your first payment.





Is LSM only for Lutherans?

Absolutely not! As a faith community, Morning and Evening Prayer are based in Lutheran liturgy with an emphasis on musical traditions. However, we welcome all faiths and denominational backgrounds and invite students to participate to their level of comfort.


What about the host campus?

Go to Valparaiso University Website >


I'm going to the ECLA Youth Gathering. Can I still come to LSM 2018?

Yes! You can travel with our staff from the Gathering to LSM on July 1! Stay tuned for specific travel details.


Why should I choose LSM?

  • A Supportive Community. You will be musically challenged by our faculty, but you'll also find a nurturing environment. Cut-throat competition is set aside in favor of personal achievement. We are here to celebrate your musical gifts and work together in  musical excellence for high quality performance experiences during Festival Week.

  • A Center for Performance. Daily recitals let you experience excellence in performance. Our amazing faculty return year after year because they treasure the opportunity to both teach and perform. You will learn from the outstanding performances you witness, and then you will become the performer in solo, chamber and ensemble settings.

  • A National Community. Our students, faculty and staff come from across the country and around the world. The diversity of our community brings voices and perspectives you will not find with a local or regional program.

  • A Faith-Based Experience. Spiritual growth is encouraged and nurtured at LSM. We intentionally link music and worship to foster a bridge between your spiritual life and your musical life. Morning and Evening Prayer welcome all of us into a community of hope, forgiveness and musical celebration.

  • A Superb Pre-College Experience. Live in a dorm with roommates, turn to a trained counselor who lives right on your floor for advice and ideas, manage your own daily schedule, and still find plenty of time for fun and friendship. LSM is a great glimpse into college life- plus you will qualify for college scholarships through our Collegiate Partnership!


Is LSM ADA accessible?

We are accessible. Lutheran Summer Music and all our programs provide a welcoming home for students with disabilities. All of our activities take place in facilities that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and staff and faculty are ready to create a successful learning environment for all participants.

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