NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music is accepting scholarship applications for its fall classes.

The music program features the study of a variety of musical instruments. Upper-level musicians as well as SFA faculty and students teach classes.

Partial scholarships are awarded to music students based on need, according to Pat Barnett, Music Prep director. Application forms and information about the various programs offered are available on the Music Prep website at Deadline to apply for scholarships has been extended to Aug. 10.

The fall program begins the week of Aug. 22. Students may enroll for 16 private lessons or 12 private lessons for the semester. Also offered are the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra, the Adult Piano Class and the Choristers.

A Music Prep open house will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, at 3028 Raguet St. Prep faculty will be present to talk with parents and children about private and group lessons.

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