NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Music Preparatory Division of the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University has announced the addition of Alba Madrid to its staff of exceptionally talented music educators.
Madrid will teach violin and viola lessons at the Music Prep House, located at 3028 Raguet St. With a bachelor’s degree in music and computer science and a master’s degree in music from the University of Southern Mississippi, Madrid has extensive experience as a teacher and orchestra director, according to Pat Barnett, director of the Music Prep Division.
“We are very fortunate to have Alba joining us at Music Prep,” Barnett said. “She brings a wealth of experience and talent, and we are confident that our students will benefit greatly from her expertise.”
Madrid has directed high school and middle school orchestras, taught applied violin and viola lessons, led sectionals and master classes and overseen music programs for various grade levels at school districts in Edinburg, McAllen and Houston. She maintained an active studio as the violin instructor for the Champaign School of Music in Champaign, Illinois, where she also performed as a member of Sinfonia da Camera, The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Heartland Festival Orchestra and the Danville Symphony Orchestra.
Madrid is the wife of Dr. Jacob Walburn, assistant professor of trumpet in the SFA School of Music.
Contact the Music Prep office at (936) 468-1291 for more information.