Located in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Luzerne Music Center provides a community refuge of music in the woods. Our campus includes 20 wooded acres, including student cabins, faculty housing and performance, practice, dining, administrative and recreational facilities, along with a sandy beachfront on Lake Luzerne.
In 2021, LMC underwent a complete campus infrastructure rebuild, bringing in 30 new cabins for housing for our students and faculty, and new administrative buildings. Today, there are over 15 various studio spaces for their use, in addition to the Jack Lawrence Performance Lodge and the Shed Stage. These renovations have brought new life to our campus so that we can continue serving our community for generations to come.
To learn more about our ongoing renovations, visit our capital campaign page.
Matched with peers of similar age, students will stay in new wooden cabins equipped with bunk beds, electricity, storage shelves, bathrooms, and air conditioning. Counselors live in a room within the camper cabin and work around the clock to keep steady supervision at all times.
Jack Lawrence Performance Lodge
Our Jack Lawrence Performance Lodge is where all of our Luzerne Chamber Music Festival concerts occur, in addition to our piano prelude concerts and chamber music concerts.
In 2022, we undertook major renovations to our Jack Lawrence Performance Lodge, including expanding our stage, updating our stage lighting—through a generous contribution from Patricia M. Markley—and adding climate control for the pianos stored there.
Our shed stage is where all of our student orchestra concerts and daily rehearsals occur. The stage was renovated in 2013 with the generous support of Stewart's Shop and the Dake Family.
We acknowledge that Luzerne Music Center is located on the traditional land of the Kanien’kehá:ka, which has also been a place of gathering for other Indigenous peoples, including other members of the Haudenosaunee confederacy. LMC honors and respects these diverse indigenous peoples, and recognizes that our presence on this land is but one outcome of an ongoing colonial legacy. We offer this acknowledgement in efforts to correct the colonial histories which have erased and marginalized Indigenous people’s culture.
We pay respect to the people—past, present, and future—of the Haudenosaunee confederacy and we commit to furthering our education and relationship with indigenous communities and striving to serve as responsible stewards of their homeland.
To learn more about the history of the Kanien’kehá:ka and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, we encourage you to travel north to visit the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center. For more information on the traditional territories of peoples near you, visit native-land.ca.