Martin Meets Grace
Martin Meets Grace

History of Music Camp

Messiah Music Camp was founded in the 1990's as a quality, summer musical-theater program for children in the City of Madison area.   Not to be confused with a church Vacation Bible School, Messiah Music Camp offers a wholesome and non-competitive environment for children to experience the joy of singing and acting while making friends and having fun through the crafts and recreation activities. 


Over the course of the years, Lois Graff and Pastor Scott Peterson have written and composed over nine original musicals.   The musicals are rotated year to year. Visit the Gallery page for a selection of photos from recent musicals and to view past performances of Music Camp musicals.   


Music Camp Leadership

Messiah Music Camp's  leaders and teachers are experienced and dedicated to ensuring the Music Camp experience is a rewarding and fun experience for your child.   They are assisted by dozens of volunteers who assist throughout the week.   

Your child's well being and safety are important.  All of our leaders have completed background checks.   Adult and youth volunteers are screened and receive training prior to being permitted to lead children's activities. Information and policies on Messiah's Youth Activity Standards can be found by visiting our main site at 



Lois Graff

Director of Music Ministries, Messiah Lutheran Church


Music Educator, Composer of Music Camp

Lois has served as Messiah Lutheran's Accompanist/Organist since its beginnings in 1989. 

Pastor Scott Peterson

Senior Pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church


Writer, Messiah Music Camp

Pastor Scott was the mission developer of Messiah Lutheran Church in 1989.



Stephanie Gillespie

Music Camp Teacher


Music educator experienced in private lessons and group piano lessons. Clinical experience includes: elementary level music classes, middle school band and choir, high school concert and marching band, and preschool special education.