NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Music Preparatory Division in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present its students performing in a number of upcoming fall recitals.
Piano students of SFA music major instructors and students of Dr. Mario Ajero will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in Music Recital Hall in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.
A harp and saxophone recital will feature the students of Susanna Campbell and Nicholas Bissen at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Music Recital Hall.
Two performances will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning with the violin and cello students of Drs. Jennifer Dalmas and Evgeni Raychev at 1 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Beginning at 2 p.m. in the performance hall of the Music Prep Building, 3028 Raguet St., will be a guitar and ukulele recital by students of Chance Moore and Joseph Booth and a violin and viola recital by students of Alba Madrid.
The Piney Woods Youth Orchestra, directed by Raychev, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
The SFA Young Violinists, featuring students of Brenda Josephsen, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Music Recital Hall.
A piano recital featuring the students of Linda Parr will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Music Recital Hall.
The final fall recital will feature the piano students of Mary Cooper performing at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Music Recital Hall.
All recitals are open to the public.
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, trumpet, ukulele, clarinet, saxophone, composition and flute. Other instruction can be added upon request.
In addition to the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra, Music Prep offers two adult piano classes, the Raguet Strings adult ensemble and Music Theory Adventures classes. Music Prep teaches all ages, from infants to 80 and beyond.
For a complete listing of classes and types of instruction available, visit www.music.sfasu.edu/prep or contact Director Pat Barnett at (936) 468-1291.