NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The deadline to submit scholarship applications to attend fall classes in the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music has been extended, according to Pat Barnett, Music Prep director.

Originally set for Aug. 1, the deadline has been pushed to Aug. 14 to allow additional time for students to apply, Barnett said. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the website at

New student registration and auditioning for the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St. Teachers will be present to advise students and parents on private lesson opportunities and group activities. Private 16-week lessons begin Monday, Aug. 24, and private 12-week lessons with SFA student instructors begin Monday, Sept. 14.

For more information, contact Barnett at or (936) 468-1291. The Music Prep office is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.