News Release

CMS registration underway for spring 2010

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Registration is underway for the spring session of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School (CMS), which begins Monday, Jan. 25.
     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 Northlake 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.
     “I am especially excited about two new programs we are adding this spring,” Boulton said.  “One is the opportunity for students to study private gospel piano with Jan Youngblood at our main campus. The other initiative is a group class for adults wishing to study beginning guitar. This class will be offered at our Livingston location and taught by Andy Squint.”
     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 Parish 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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