Community Music School

For more than a decade, the Southeastern Community Music School at Southeastern Louisiana University has proudly and effectively provided the entire Northshore region with a vital community-based program of music education.


Jivka Jeleva

Dear CMS students and parents,

We are actively preparing for an exciting Spring semester scheduled to begin the week of January 22, 2018. We will offer private lessons on various instruments and voice as well as a five-week orchestra session. Our Spring Festival will take place in March of 2018 and we look forward to hearing our students perform. We love working with our talented young musicians, helping them reach their goals and dreams.

Below you will find important calendar highlights to help you plan for a musical Spring 2018.

Please take a moment to read the “Policies” link as it contains important information on parking, lesson preparation, missed lessons, and recitals.

For pricing and complete class offering information please click on "Spring Print Registration".


Spring 2018 Calendar Highlights:

Sign up by January 15 to avoid a $20 late registration fee!

Private lessons (13 weeks)

  • Week of January 22


Orchestra (5 weeks)

  • Dates: TBA



  • May 8th &9th at 6 p.m.
  • May 11th at 4:30 p.m.


  • February 12 - 16 - MardiGras
  • March 30 - April 6 - Spring Break



Payments may be mailed to Community Music School, SLU 10817, Hammond, LA 70402, or delivered in person to the CMS office. If you wish to pay via credit/debit card, you may do so by calling our office 985-549 5502. Do not hesitate to contact our office cms@southeastern.edu if you have any questions.



Jivka G. Duke
Interim Director, Community Music School