Community Music School

For more than a decade, the Southeastern Community Music School at Southeastern Louisiana University has proudly and effectively provided the entire Northshore region with a vital community-based program of music education.

Jivka Jeleva

Dear CMS students and parents,

In the upcoming Spring 2017 semester, we will offer private lessons on various instruments and voice as well as opportunities for group classes and ensemble formation. Our Double Reed Workshop will take place on February 3 and February4, 2017. We will once again hold our Spring Festival as well as a number of CMS Strings Orchestra performances. We look forward to working with our talented young musicians, helping them reach their goals and dreams.

Below you will find important calendar highlights to help you plan for a musical Spring 2017.

Please take a moment to read the “Policies” link as it contains important information on parking, lesson preparation, missed lessons, and recitals.

For pricing and complete class offering information please click on "Spring Print Registration".


Spring 2017 Calendar Highlights:

Week of January 23 (13 weeks)

  • Private lessons


Week of January 30 ( 10 weeks)

  • Group classes


Week of May 8

  • Recitals


  • Mardi Gras - February 27 - March 3
  • Spring Break - April 14 - April 21


 Sign up by January 13 to avoid a $20 registration fee!


Payments may be mailed to Community Music School, SLU 10817, Hammond, LA 70402, or delivered in person to the CMS office. If you wish to pay via credit card, you may do so by calling our office 985-549 5502. Do not hesitate to contact our office cms@southeastern.edu if you have any questions.



Jivka G. Duke
Interim Director, Community Music School