Logos School of Music (LSM) aims to instruct and raise musicians to glorify God, to use their talents to serve their churches and communities so as to facilitate the dream of those who aspire to a professional music career. LSM began its journey in 2006 with 15 students and 7 faculty members. Presently, the school has over 120 active students and more than 20 music instructors.
LSM offers a superior music education to all students who are passionate about music , regardless of their initial skill level. The majority of our students are at the elementary to high school level. All instrument training is conducted through private lessons. LSM’s academic program has afforded our students the opportunity to further their study of music at various universities.
The LSM faculty is talented and highly skilled in their field. Our instructors hold degrees from impressive institutions such as DePaul University, Roosevelt University, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, Northeastern University, as well as National University of Music Bucharest, and the University of Arts George Enescu Iasi. Many of our faculty members currently perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra, Lyric Opera Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Choir.
The mission of Logos School of Music is to introduce beginners to music, prepare intermediate and advanced music students to better serve God, their churches and communities, and graduate students who desire to pursue a professional career in music. Rooted in our Christian principles and guided by our strong focus on individual training and musical excellence, we educate and equip students at diverse levels to use their musical training and skills, both individually and in ensembles, to advance a superior standard of music in churches, communities and schools.
LSM's vision is to develop a prestigious music education institution built on solid Biblical Christian values functioning in a multicultural and collaborative environment where students are prepared and equipped to have a godly impact on the future of our churches, schools and communities, both locally and globally, through musical excellence.
LSM's students confidently perform in their local churches and in diverse academic settings and several have won state and national competitions. Each year, LSM is pleased to present the annual Faculty Concert and the annual Christmas Concert held by the school's vocal and instrumental ensembles. LSM's choirs have also participated in several choral festivals, while the small instrumental ensembles have performed at various community events and diplomatic functions such as the Romanian senators’ visits at the Romanian Cultural Center in Niles, IL.
Furthermore, our ensembles perform in many churches across the United States, encouraging others to strive in achieving musical excellence for the glory of God. LSM's ensembles have played in local nursing homes, and students have participated in overseas mission trips. In May of 2009, the Romanian Christian community of Chicago hosted the 7th annual Lauda Domini Choral Festival at The Moody Church where LSM's Symphonic Orchestra played an essential role in the overall success of the event. LSM’s ensembles strive to perform high quality music. Some of the major works interpreted by the students include selections from Handel's Messiah, The Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins and Orchestra, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 (II Movement), Bach's Choral Repertoire, and some of Mozart's well known choral pieces such as Ave Verum Corpus, Lacrimosa from Requiem in D minor, and Gloria! from Coronation Mass in C Major. All of these selections were accompanied by Logos Symphony Orchestra.
What Is Music?
Music is science. It is exact and demands acoustics. The conductor's score is a graph
that contains volume changes, melody and harmony, all the while keeping the group at a constant pace.
Music is math. It is based on the rhythmic subdivisions of time, done in a split second.
Music is history. The music you hear or play is usually an indication of the time and environment in which it was created.
Music is physical education. It requires an immense amount of coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheeks and facial muscles, not to mention control of your diaphragm, back, stomach and chest muscles to make sure every note comes out clearly and on pitch.
Music is a foreign language. Its terms are usually in Italian and the music is not in any language known to man. It is its own language and uses symbols to represent ideas.
Music is the universal language that everyone understands and can relate to. Music is what brings everything together. It is something that everyone is familiar with.
Most of all, music is art. It is the greatest form of art that allows a human to take boring notes on a page and transform them into an emotion and feeling that cannot be measured.
The Importance of Music Education