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Registration starts for Southeastern Community Music School

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Registration is underway for the fall session of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School (CMS), which begins Monday, August 31. 

     Students of all ages and backgrounds may participate in a wide variety of private lessons, classes and ensembles taught by Southeastern’s music department faculty, and the undergraduate and graduate student body. Tuition includes music theory classes, ensembles, masterclass coaching sessions with Southeastern music professors and a variety of performance opportunities.              

     CMS Director Kenneth Boulton said programs are also offered for dedicated and enthusiastic adult students, including several group keyboard classes, the Northshore Community Band and adult recital programs.               

     Other ensembles include the CMS Select Choral Ensemble, CMS String Ensemble and the CMS Preparatory Choir. Students may also participate in music theory classes designed for specific grades and experience levels and have the opportunity to study with music professors in masterclass coaching sessions.               

     “The real advantage of our CMS program continues to be the one-on-one, nurturing music instruction given by our superb faculty, which is second to none,” said Boulton.  “CMS students who matriculate through our system and desire to pursue a music degree at Southeastern are always among the top scholarship recipients.”              

     CMS is again offering a variety of musical instruction at the St. Tammany Center in the parish governmental complex on Koop Drive north of Mandeville and at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker.              

     For more information about these programs and general registration, call 985-549-5502, or visit the CMS website at

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