Valparaiso University is proud to host the 40th anniversary season of Lutheran Summer Music (LSM). The program kicked off on June 27 with a faculty artist recital and will conclude with Eucharist Festival Services on July 24. “Music is one of the primary ways that people connect to God,” said Rev. Brian Beckstrom, D.Min., assistant vice president for mission, church and ministry at Valparaiso University.
“These students represent the next generation of church leaders and will keep the Church’s song alive so that God can continue to work in and through us.”
Founded in 1981, LSM is a faith-based music academy for high school students that forms a tight community of performers through four weeks of living and working together. Valparaiso University has been the long-term home of LSM since 2017, providing the community with an exciting opportunity to see these young musicians perform. The 2022 LSM season features 170 students from across the country, as well as 30 nationally recognized faculty members. The performances will include ensembles of a variety of sizes, ages, and musical styles including a Hymn Festival, Jazz Ensemble and a Musical Theater Recital, as well as individual performances and small-group ensembles.All events are free and open to the public. Concerts and recitals will take place at Valparaiso University’s Duesenberg Recital Hall and University Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts at 1709 Chapel Drive, and at the Chapel of the Resurrection.
For more information on concert and recital dates and times, as well as links to live-streams of events, please visit lsmacademy.org/2022.