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.

Welcome to Fall 2016!Jivka Jeleva

Dear CMS students and parents,

With only a few weeks left from the month of August, we are actively preparing for an exciting Fall semester.

We celebrate the success of our summer programs falling under the name  Summer Music Celebration, and look forward to hosing them agan duing the third and fourth week of June, 2017.

As always this Fall we will offer private lessons on various instruments and voice as well as opportunities for group classes and ensemble formation. We look forward to working with our talented young students, helping them reach their goals and dreams.

Below you will find important calendar highlights to help you plan for a musical Fall 2016.

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 "Fall Print Registration".


Fall 2016 Calendar Highlights:

Week of August 29 (13 weeks)

  • Private lessons


Week of September 5 ( 10 weeks)

  • Orchestra and group classes


Week of December 5

  • Recitals


  • September 5 - Labor Day 
  • November 21 through 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday


 Sign up by August 23 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