Core Values in action this week is a story shared with us from our summer staff member Hayley! She is part of a music studio at her school, and wrote this poem describing how her group has used community!


Community in the Studio
Communicate to our colleagues about scheduling, conflicts and issues that arise in the studio. The only way the problems get handled and fixed.
Operating every day so we majors could get recordings done for various projects for the program. Sometimes we compromise our times with our colleagues to let everyone have a chance to have studio time during a time that is comfortable for them.
Many expectations are set for us including a Desk Monitor to help keep track of expensive equipment and to become an assistant engineer to set up and breakdown microphones and equipment used in the session.
Magnificent work becomes the product of the Sound Engineering Majors because of their hard work and dedication to their talent, and to the very detailed work.
United forces work together to keep the studio clean so we can present out to the many visitors each day.
Nocturnal souls working through the late hours accounting for everything they need to do.
Inviting outside musicians to record a diverse amount of genres including pop, rock, hop hop, classical, folk, jazz and much much more.
Time commitment with each other so we can get to know everyone’s personality better so we can communicate better. We become one big family.
Yielding to become a State of the Art recording school by purchasing a new recording console to better serve the majors and make the studio a welcoming place where people want to make music together.


Keep those stories coming! If you send a story to me at, I will feature it on the blog, and send you a core values tshirt!


Hope le everyone has a great week!

Peace, Love, and Bibbley,


Lindsay Hutchinson

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Lindsay Hutchinson

Lindsay is the Camp Wawayanda Director at Frost Valley YMCA. She oversees the oldest overnight camping program in the country, which is for our campers grades 2 through 7. She just finished her fourth Summer at Frost Valley YMCA and is already working on creating the best program for our campers next summer! er favorite parts of camp are waterfront, Hoopla, and the friendships created through devotions. Coming from the great state of Massachusetts, Lindsay has enjoyed every moment working and living here at Frost Valley YMCA. As a Springfield College '13 graduate, Lindsay embraces her degree in Elementary and Special Education by developing leaders in her campers through experiential and environmental education programming. She studied with Semester at Sea during college, traveling to 13 countries in 3 months, which allowed her to embrace the people of the world and everything that we can learn from each other through cultural exchange. Her passions include traveling, cooking, and making music and she is an advocate for world peace, organic gardening, and love.

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