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Registration underway for Community Music School spring 2008 session

Contact: Christina Chapple


Brianna Herring and Dana Morse

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SIGN UP FOR CMS MUSIC -- Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School music theory teacher Dana Morse works with a young student, Brianna Herring. Registration is underway for the spring CMS session, offering classes on Southeastern's main campus and at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker and the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville.

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Community Music School is now registering children and adults for spring semester music instruction. 

     Director Kenneth Boulton said private instruction is available on nearly every instrument and voice at the Pottle Music Building on the university's main campus. 

     He said private instruction is available on core instruments -- violin, piano, guitar, percussion -- and voice at the Livington Center, 9561 Florida Blvd. in Walker.

     The Community Music School is offering an early registration discount for those who sign up for spring lessons by Monday, Dec. 17. Lessons will begin the week of Jan. 28.

     Boulton said CMS’s vocal ensembles continue to be a focus of the main campus program. Offered again this spring will be the CMS Select Vocal Ensemble, CMS String Ensemble, and Northshore Community Band. 

     “The band is one of several new initiatives designed specifically for adults,” Boulton said.  "We are happy to provide these opportunities for our many dedicated and enthusiastic adult students. They serve as excellent role models for our entire program."

     “There are also many classes to supplement private study, highlighted by music theory and keyboard lab course offerings,” Boulton said.

     At the Livingston Center, 9561 Florida Blvd. in Walker, private instruction is available in voice and on core instruments -- violin, piano, guitar, and percussion, Boulton said.

     He said a new class in beginning music theory for elementary-age children will utilize the Livingston Center’s new keyboard laboratory. 

     "A class of this nature is a wonderful chance to have students' applied music study supplemented and reinforced in a highly-supportive group setting," Boulton said. "Our violin instructor, Genny Denton, will teach this class. She is a truly gifted private and classroom teacher, and we are lucky to have her in the fold."

     Registration is also taking place at the Southeastern St. Tammany Center in Mandeville.

     Spring 2008 semester registration packets are available in printable and online formats at Contact the CMS office at 985-549-5502 for more information.

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