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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 4/28/04
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From left, Isabella Rossie, Lia Kepner, Eric Fabacher, Madeline Hill

      HAMMOND -- Four “little stars” of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School will shine in a special concert May 7.
      “Little Stars,” scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium, will feature soloists Eric Fabacher of New Orleans, Lia Kepner and Isabella Rossie of Covington and Madeline Hill of Mandeville. The four young violinists will perform with an orchestra of Southeastern music students, conducted by Yakov Voldman, director of the music and dramatic arts department string program.
      Fabacher, who studies with Voldman, will perform the first movement of a concerto by Accolay. Rossie’s piece is the Concertino in D Major, Op. 15 by Ferdinand, while Hill and Kepner will perform the first and third movements, respectively, of Concerto in A Minor by Vivaldi. The girls are all students of Southeastern alumnus Jivka Jeleva, who teaches CMS string students in St. Tammany Parish.
      Jeleva described the four soloists as “the most advanced” of the CMS’s young violinists. The concert, she said, “is the opportunity for them to be rewarded for their work.”
      Founded in 1996, Southeastern’s Community Music School offers children and adults private and group music lessons taught by Southeastern faculty members, graduate students and community professionals. 
      CMS’s seven-week summer term will begin June 7 and will include the popular Southeastern Youth Music Camp, July 5-16. A new “Kindermusik” camp program is also scheduled for the Southeastern St. Tammany Center. The camps, open to children 18-months to seven years old, are designed to nurture children’s natural curiosity and inspire life long learning, said CMS Director Kenneth Boulton. Classes will be held on Saturdays at the St. Tammany Center, located on Koop Drive near Mandeville.
      For additional information and summer registration forms, visit or contact CMS at 985-549-5502 or director Kenneth Boulton at 985-549-2197.