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From left, Alison
Miller, Ashley Johansen, Isabella Rossi, Madeline Hill, Lia Kepner and
CONCERT TO FEATURE SOUTHEASTERN
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL’S “LITTLE STARS”
HAMMOND – Six “little stars”
of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School will shine
in a special concert May 9.
“Little Stars,” scheduled
for 7 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium, will feature Eric Fabacher
of New Orleans, Lia Kepner and Isabella Rossie of Covington, Madeline Hill
and Alison Miller of Mandeville, and Ashley Johansen of Madisonville.
The six young violinists
will share the stage with the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra, conducted
by Yakov Voldman, and the Community Music School String Ensemble, directed
by Jivka Jeleva. Voldman is director of the Music and Dramatic Arts Department
string program, while Jeleva, a Southeastern graduate, teaches CMS string
students at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center and on the university’s main
the 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
She said Fabacher
will perform a solo work with piano, while Kepner, Rossie and Miller will
play with the Southeastern Camber Orchestra. Johansen will perform a concerto
with the CMS String Ensemble.
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. Director Kenneth Boulton said approximately
200 children and adults are currently registered.
Boulton said CMS will add
piano and voice lessons at the Southeastern St. Tammany Center this fall.
“This supplements an already burgeoning violin and guitar program there,”
he said. He said additional instruments will be offered as requested.
For additional information
and summer registration forms, visit www.selu.edu/music/cms
or contact CMS at 985-549-5502.