Music profs to perform and teach at 2013 Lutheran Summer Music AcademyPosted April 15, 2013
Two faculty members from ACU's Department of Music will teach and perform at the 32nd annual Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival (LSM), hosted by the Lutheran Music Program. Dr. Michael Scarbrough, professor of voice, and Cheryl Lemmons, piano accompanist, have both served on LSM's staff for several years.
The 32nd annual LSM program will take place June 23 - July 21 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. For four weeks, more than 150 high school students from around the U.S. will be instructed by guest faculty artists. The students may choose to participate in band ensemble, orchestra and choir ensemble, or a keyboard and organ program.
Cheryl Lemmons will serve on the LSM staff for the eleventh time this summer. She will supervise the program's piano internship, a competitive opportunity offered to one undergraduate college student. She also will play in recitals and worship services, and provide accompaniment for students and faculty.
"It's like being a kid and getting to go to camp again," Lemmons says of LSM. "The day-to-day responsibilities of home are set aside for a while, and I get to focus on improving as a musician and growing in my relationship with God. Because of the growth I've experienced through LSM, I have become a better pianist and accompanist, and am able to give more to my students and colleagues here at ACU."
This is Scarbrough's sixth year to serve on the LSM staff. He will be a vocal coach for individuals and ensembles, perform in solo recitals and sing for worship services. Scarbrough has taught at ACU since 1982 as a studio instructor and choir director. He has received numerous honors for his musical instruction and dissertations.