Southeastern opens Community Music School registration


Thursday, January 4, 2024 
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Registration is now open for the spring session of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School. The 13-week spring semester will begin Jan. 22 and will offer individual lessons on various musical instruments and voice to students of all ages at Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond and at the Livingston Literacy Center in Walker. 
     The CMS will welcome a new voice/piano instructor to the Livingston Literacy Center this spring. Students will still be able to choose between in person and online instruction. Registration for the spring session will remain open throughout the semester; however, all registrations received after Jan. 15 will have a $20 late fee added to the tuition fee.
     “We take pride in providing opportunities for students of all ages to learn a musical instrument or develop their vocal skills,” said CMS Director Jivka Duke. “We are happy to teach, guide and encourage students from a complete beginner to a professional level musician and are honored to be part of their musical journey.”
     Duke said that due to the generous sponsorship of First Guaranty Bank this academic year, the CMS will offer discounted tuition to students who receive SNAP or Medicaid benefits.
     For more information about CMS programs and general registration, call 985-549-5502, or visit the CMS website at

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