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Registraton underway for Community Music School spring session

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Registration is underway for the spring session Southeastern Louisiana University's Community Music School, which begins Jan. 22.

     The Community Music School offer private instruction on all instruments and voice to students of all ages and levels of experience, said Director Kenneth Boulton. Tuition includes group theory classes, ensemble opportunities, masterclass coaching sessions with Southeastern music professors, and a variety of performance programs.

     "I am particularly proud of our CMS faculty this year, which is collectively the most responsible and talented group of teachers I have ever worked with," Boulton said. "They are true musical ambassadors for Southeastern and are many of our best recruiters."

     Boulton said students can participate in three principle ensembles -- the CMS String Ensemble, directed by Jivka Jeleva; the CMS Preparatory Choir (ages 8-11), directed by Jessica Bryan; and the CMS Select Vocal Ensemble (ages 12-17), directed by Amy Prats.

     He said CMS is again offering a variety of musical instruction at the St. Tammany Center, located in the parish governmental complex on Koop Drive north of Mandeville. 

     “Of special note is the opening of the new CMS satellite at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker,” Boulton said. Lessons will begin at the location Jan. 29.

     "Our two satellite locations, in addition to our main Southeastern campus, enable us to become a genuine regional music program, serving a growing pool of talented children and adults from Slidell to Baton Rouge," Boulton said.

     For more information about CMS registration and programs, call (985) 549-5502, or visit the

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