Southeastern’s Community Music School receives donation _lowres

Photo provided by Randy Bergeron - –Shown, from left, are Southeastern Louisiana University President John Crain, Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School Director Jivka Jeleva, and Danielle Willie of First Guaranty Bank during the presentation of a donation for the Community Music School which offers programs at Southeastern's St. Tammany campus.

A recent donation from an area bank will allow the 2014-15 season of the Community Music School of Southeastern Louisiana University to provide need-based tuition assistance to students who qualify.

Community Music School Director Jivka Jeleva said First Guaranty Bank has partnered with the program in “preserving the quality and tradition of vital community-based programs such as the Community Music School.”

The Community Music School operates a satellite location at the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, and offers music instruction on various instruments and voice for children and adults of all ages. The program is set up by three semesters, with 13-week fall and spring semesters and a seven-week summer semester.

In addition to private music lessons, the Community Music School offers a number of programs that allow for children and adults on the north shore and surrounding communities to engage in the art of music performance. Such programs include the Middle School Band Camp, Piano Duet, Guitar and Chamber Music workshops taking place during the month of July, Double Reed Workshop taking place in January, and the Northlake Community Band’s year-round sessions.

For information about the Community Music School, visit, or call (985) 549 5502.