NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St.

Students interested in participating in fall classes or private lessons offered through Music Prep may register during the open house. Auditions for the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra will be held the same day beginning at 10 a.m.

The music program features the study of a variety of musical instruments and choral techniques. Upper-level musicians as well as SFA faculty and students teach private lessons and classes. Music Prep offers private music lessons in piano, harp, violin, viola, Suzuki violin, flute, cello, trumpet, trombone, voice, percussion and more.

Private lessons begin the week of Aug. 20 for 16-week, upper-level faculty instruction and the week of Sept. 10 for 12-week SFA music major instruction.

Information about the various programs offered and lesson application forms are available on the Music Prep website at

Mail forms to SFA Music Prep, P.O. Box 13043, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962. Call the Music Prep office with credit/debit card information at (936) 468-1291. The Prep office is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Forms may also be dropped off at the office.

For additional information, contact program director Pat Barnett at (936) 468-1291 or, or visit the Facebook page SFA Music Prep.