Lutheran Summer Music Tuition: $2,495
Half Session: $1,750*
We strive to make LSM accessible to all. The $2,495 tuition price is only a fraction of the true cost per student to attend LSM, as tuition is heavily subsidized through the contributions of hundreds of donors. These contributions lift the financial burden on families and allow a growing number of students to have the transformative LSM experience.
We offer a robust matching fund program which allows many LSM families to reduce their out-of-pocket cost to less than $1,000. Donations from a community organization or church are eligible to be matched by LSM at 50% percent. Match grants are available for the Full Session only.
Funds must be received no later than May 15, 2019.
LSM will only match funds that are received in the form of a check with the business/organization name on it.
Funds from individuals do not qualify for an LSM match.
The maximum match-eligible contribution is $1,000. Above that, our match will remain at 50% of $1,000, which is $500.
Any congregation or organization who provide a local scholarship(s) for students to attend LSM are automatically enrolled as a Young Musicians Partner.
*Match Grants are available for the Full Session only.
How much will I actually pay for LSM?
The absolute maximum anyone will pay to attend LSM is $2,495. Most students who take advantage of the Match Grant will pay between $995-$1995 for the full four weeks of LSM. Some students raise enough funds to cover their entire tuition!
On or before May 1, 2019: 50% of all non-match eligible payments received, less the deposit and application fee will be refunded.
On or before June 1, 2019: 25% of all non-match eligible payments received, less the deposit and application fee will be refunded.
- On or before June 15, 2019: Match eligible funds are refundable to churches and organizations only. No other refunds will be provided.
ONCE THE ACADEMY IS IN SESSION, in any event that you are dismissed or you decide to withdraw for any reason, fees will not be refunded. It will be your responsibility to repay or otherwise keep good faith with congregations or other persons who contributed financial support directly to you. Lutheran Music Program is not responsible for repayment or refund of any funds which were not awarded directly by the Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival.