NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Students enrolled in private and group lessons offered by the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present end-of-the-semester recitals this month.

SFA student teachers' students and Dr. Mario Ajero's piano students will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, followed by piano students of Theresa Moon and Bruno Ribeiro performing at 4 p.m. Sunday. Both recitals will be in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

A performance of the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Evgeni Raychev with student assistant Pavel Baez, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in Cole Concert Hall.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, string students of Raychev and Dr. Jennifer Dalmas will perform at 7:30 p.m. in then Music Recital Hall.

Violin students of Brenda Josephsen will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Cole Concert Hall, followed by recitals by piano students of Dr. Ping-Ting Lan at 4 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall and by piano students of Linda Parr at 4 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.

Piano students of Mary Cooper will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in Cole Concert Hall, and violin students of Melissa Nabb will perform at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Music Recital Hall.

Music Prep fall recitals will conclude on Monday, Dec. 16, with a 7 p.m. performance of the Piney Woods Chorale, directed by Nicole Stewart with assistant Shelby Tillery, in the Music Recital Hall.

All recitals are open to the public.

Registrations for spring classes offered through the Music Preparatory Division are being accepted. For a complete listing of classes and types of instruction available, visit or contact Director Pat Barnett at (936) 468-1291.