Southeastern Community Music School registration now open


Monday, December 14, 2020 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School is accepting registrations for its 2021 session, which begins Jan. 25.
     Registration will remain open throughout the semester, however registrations received after Jan. 18 will incur a $20 late fee.
     The 13-week spring semester will offer individual lessons on various instruments and voice to students of all ages at three locations – Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond, the Southeastern Livingston Center in Walker, and Northshore Technical Community College in Lacombe.
     In addition to individual lessons, opportunities for music theory classes and ensemble formation are also available upon request, said CMS Director Jivka Duke. Students will be able to choose whether their lessons will take place in person, online, or a combination of both. Instructors will continue to adhere to all of the social distancing and sanitizing guidelines the university is undertaking in order to ensure the safest possible environment for students’ music training, Duke added.
     “We look forward to continuing our mission of providing a safe and encouraging environment for our young musicians to learn, grow and thrive in their art. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we remain enthusiastic about providing high quality music education,” said Duke. “This spring we plan to host our annual Spring Festival and Concerto Competition and to have the Northlake Community Band resume rehearsal and concerts.”
     Duke said the generous sponsorship of First Guaranty Bank will allow the CMS once again to offer discounted tuition to students who received reduced or free lunch at their schools during the 2016-2017 academic year.
     For more information about CMS programs and general registration, call 985-549-5502, or visit the CMS website at

More News...