Southeastern Community Music School to host summer programs
Monday, March 18, 2019
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School (CMS)
is hosting a series of summer programs for young musicians.
The summer programs include a middle school band camp, guitar workshop, chamber music workshop, and a strings orchestra workshop, as well as seven weeks of individual lessons, said Community Music School Director Jivka Duke.
“We look forward to working with the young musicians, providing the platform for them to meet with Southeastern’s wonderful faculty and college students, while bringing their skill and musicianship to the next level,” Duke said. “Through all the fun activities we have planned, students will have the opportunity to learn, explore, form new friendships and enjoy collaboration in sharing their love for the art of music.”
A middle school band camp is scheduled June 17-21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, with a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday, as well as dinner on Friday. Tuition for the camp, scheduled in Pottle Music Building on Southeastern’s campus, is $225. Registration is open until the first day of camp; however, a $20 late fee will apply to registrations postmarked after May 1.
Coordinated by Southeastern Interim Director of Bands Derek Stoughton, the camp is open to students in fifth through ninth grades during the 2018-19 school year, although high school students are also welcome to attend. Camp activities include concert band, private lessons and masterclasses, jazz combos, lessons in improvisation and theory classes.
The chamber music, choir and guitar workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 10- June 14, with a concert at 1 p.m. on June 14. Tuition cost for each workshop is $170 and includes lunch on Friday, June 14. Registration is open until the first day of the workshops; however, a $20 late fee will apply to registrations postmarked after May 20.
The beginners’ string orchestra workshop will take place from 4 -5:30 p.m., June 10 to June 13, and on June 14, from 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m., with a concert at 1 p.m. on June14. Suitable for first to third-year violin, viola, and cello students, the workshop will be taught by Duke.
Tuition for the workshop is $125 and includes lunch on Friday, June 14. Registration is open until the first day of the workshop; however, a $20 late fee will apply to registrations postmarked after May 20.
The CMS will also offer private instrumental and vocal lessons from June 10 to July 25. Lessons are scheduled according to the instructors’ availability and with consideration of the students’ family vacations. Individual lesson fees vary according to the instructor’s qualifications.
For more information on any of these programs, go to www.southeastern.edu/smc or call 985-549-5502.