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 and choral techniques. Upper-level musicians as well as SFA faculty and students teach private lessons and classes. Registration for fall programs also is underway.

Partial scholarships are awarded to music students based on need, according to Pat Barnett, Music Prep director. Scholarship and lesson application forms and other information about the various programs offered are available on the Music Prep website at Deadline to apply for scholarships is Aug. 1.

A Music Prep open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at 3028 Raguet St. Participants may register for classes during the open house.

“New and returning students and their parents are invited to attend the open house at the Prep House to speak with faculty and to register for private and group lessons,” Barnett said. “Piney Woods Youth Orchestra auditions are on the same day of the open house, and auditions begin at 10 a.m.”

The orchestra meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Mondays.

Current summer FlexLessons will end Aug. 11, and the fall semester, which includes private lessons, will begin the week of Aug. 20.

Students may enroll for 12 or 16 private lessons for the fall semester. In addition to the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra, Music Prep offers an adult piano class, Music Theory Adventures for beginning and intermediate students, the Choristers youth choral ensemble, and the Raguet Strings adult ensemble.

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.

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 be dropped off at the office, 3028 Raguet Street.

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