Southeastern Community Music School registration now open

Published 10:59 am Monday, August 16, 2021

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Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School is accepting registrations for its 2021 session, which begins Aug. 30.

Registration will remain open throughout the semester, however registrations received after Aug. 23 will incur a $20 late fee.

The 13-week fall semester will offer individual lessons on various instruments and voice to students of all ages at three locations — Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond, the Southeastern Livingston Center in Walker, and Northshore Technical Community College in Lacombe.

In addition to individual lessons, opportunities for music theory classes and ensemble formation are also available upon request, said CMS Director Jivka Duke. Students will be able to choose whether their lessons will take place in person, online, or a combination of both.

“We look forward to launching the fall 2021 semester. In addition to the weekly music lessons and the three end of the semester recitals, we will have two concerts where the winners of the CMS Concerto Competition will perform as soloists with the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra and the Southeastern Symphony Orchestra,” she said. “We also plan to have a performance at the Jolly Jingles Market in November, so we look forward to a busy fall semester with an abundance of unforgettable events.”

Duke said that because of the generous sponsorship of First Guaranty Bank, the CMS will offer a discounted tuition this academic year to students who qualify.

For more information about CMS programs and general registration, call 985-549-5502, or visit the CMS website at