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,

In the upcoming Fall 2017 semester, we will offer private lessons on various instruments and voice as well as a five-week orchestra session. We look forward to working with our talented young musicians, and to helping them reach their goals and dreams.

Below you will find important calendar highlights to help you plan for a musical Fall 2017.

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 "Fall Print Registration".


Fall 2017 Calendar Highlights:

Sign up by August 21 to avoid a $20 late registration fee!

Private lessons (13 weeks)

  • Week of August 28


Orchestra (5 weeks)

  • Dates: TBA



  • December 5th &7th at 6 p.m.
  • December 8 at 4:30 p.m.


  • September 4 - Labor Day (to be made up)
  • October 12 &13 - Fall Break (to be made up)
  • November 20 - 24 - Thanksgiving holiday (no lessons this week)



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 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