NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Music Preparatory Division in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music has announced its fall recital schedule.

A number of performances will take place beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the performance hall of the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St. The afternoon concerts will feature guitar students of Chance Moore, cello students of Kate Hire, harp student of Emily Mitchell, voice students of Charlotte Davis and violin/fiddle students of Emily Williams.

Violin students of Dr. Jennifer Dalmas and cello students of Dr. Evgeni Raychev will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. in Cole concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

On Sunday, Dec. 11, piano students of Mary Cooper will perform at 2 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, and music major instructors’ piano students and students of Dr. Mario Ajero will perform at 4 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.

The Piney Woods Youth Orchestra, directed by Raychev, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in Cole Concert Hall.

Fall recitals will conclude on Saturday, Dec. 17, with the SFA Young Violinists, composed of students of Brenda Josephsen, performing at 4 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall and piano students of Linda Parr performing at 4 p.m. 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. Music Prep offers musical training on any level of proficiency. Overall musicianship is stressed in addition to the study of an instrument. Private music lessons are offered in piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, classical guitar, voice, percussion, French horn, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, composition, euphonium and flute.

In addition to the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra, Music Prep offers the PineyWoods Fiddlers, an adult piano class, the Raguet Strings adult ensemble and Music Theory Adventures classes. Music Prep teaches all ages, from infants to 80 and beyond. Music therapy is also offered.

For a complete listing of classes and types of instruction available, visit or contact Director Pat Barnett at (936) 468-1291.