Electives

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

Note: some electives which culminate in a final performance are only available to Full Session students.

  • Chapel Choir. This non-auditioned choir rehearses daily and provides music for worship throughout LSM.

  • Church Music. Lutheran hymnody, liturgical history, and worship planning are explored.

  • Composition. Discover your creative voice with the instruction of a professional composer, and premiere your original piece in collaboration with your fellow students.

  • Conducting. Learn basic conducting patterns and methods for conducting both instrumental and choral ensembles.

  • Handbells*. Learn the elements and techniques of playing in a handbell choir.  The handbell choir regularly serves in worship, the Hymn Festival, and select concerts.

  • Intro to the Pipe Organ. Learn how the pipe organ works and experience playing this majestic instrument (basic keyboard skills required).

  • Jazz Ensemble*. Jazz theory, techniques, and history come together in this lively performing ensemble.

  • Musical Theatre*. Hands-on experience in Broadway-style of singing and performance.

  • Secondary Lessons*. If a student plays a second instrument or sings, secondary lessons are offered once per week. Strongly suggested for all students wanting a second large ensemble placement.

*Onsite audition required