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 Spring 16!Jivka Jeleva

Dear CMS students and parents,

Spring 2016 semester is underway, and we look forward to helping our talented students reach their goals and dreams. In the meantime we are also getting ready for our Fall recitals, taking place on December 8, December 10 and December 11 and we lookforward to our students' performances. The Northlake Community Band concert is scheduled on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. and we hope that all of you will attend this wonderful event. Our students’ achievements have always made us proud, and we give a special shout out to those who performed at the Community Music School’s 20th anniversary concert on October 25, 2015.

Below you will find the spring semester schedule highlights, which will help you plan effectively for your private lessons and ensemble participation. Please take a moment to read our “Policy Statement” as it contains important information on parking, lesson preparation, missed lessons, and recitals. Complete information on class offerings, fees and schedule is posted under the “Spring Print Registration” link.


Spring 2016 Calendar Highlights:


Week of January 25 (13 weeks)

  • Private lessons

Week of February 1 (10 weeks)

Group classes and theory.


  • February 8 -12 – Mardigras
  • March 25 - April 1 – Spring Break

Recital Week:

  • May 9


Register by January 19, 2016 to avoid late 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