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High school trumpet students participate in week of masterclasses

NATCHITOCHES – High school trumpet students from Louisiana and Texas recently participated in daily masterclasses and ensemble rehearsals culminating in a performance at Northwestern State University. The students received instruction in standard university-level trumpet literature, orchestral repertoire and fundamentals of performance.  NSU Associate Professor of Trumpet Galindo Rodriguez served as instructor for the week. During […]

Dr. Anthony Pursell named director of bands

NATCHITOCHES – Dr. Anthony Pursell has been named director of bands at Northwestern State University. His appointment has been approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Pursell will lead the nationally acclaimed 300-member Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band which has pleased audiences throughout the South and in international performances in London […]

Theatre and Dance students working coast to coast in summer productions

NATCHITOCHES – More than 30 Northwestern State University theatre and dance students are working throughout the United States in professional theatre and dance jobs this summer. The students are working for 15 different companies or facilities in 11 states in a variety of performing, technical and business-related roles.

“One of the things I always here from […]

NSU Summer Dinner Theatre to present “It Came from Outer Space”

NATCHITOCHES – The NSU Summer Dinner Theatre will present the sci-fi murder mystery “It Came from Outer Space” on June 14-18 and 21-25 on the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium stage. Sean Bartley is the director.

“It Came from Outer Space” details the voyage of the starship Natchitoches. The ship’s mission is to explore new worlds, search out […]

NSU Summer Dinner Theatre to present two productions

NATCHITOCHES – The NSU Summer Dinner Theatre will present the sci-fi murder mystery “It Came from Outer Space” on June 14-18 and 21-25 and the comedy “Sister Amnesia’s Country-Western Nunsense” on July 19-23 and 26-30 on the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium stage.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner service starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 […]

NSU dance students featured in new film

NATCHITOCHES – The abandoned Nesom Natatorium at Northwestern State University was recently the site for a new dance film, “Candy Apple” by BODYART.

Thirteen NSU dance students and three other dancers were featured in the film “that explores women’s self-realization through the context of media,” according to Director Leslie Scott. “Candy Apple” was inspired by Busby […]

‘Seussical the Musical’ auditions this week

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will host auditions for “Seussical the Musical” this week. Dr. Grace Edgar, NSU’s musical theatre director, received a grant to produce “Seussical the Musical” for the local community and schools. Performances will be May 27-28.

Auditions for NSU students will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5 […]

Research project leads to scholarship for graduating senior Nicole Lala

NATCHITOCHES – Nicole Lala, a graduating senior in theatre at Northwestern State University, has received a $10,000 scholarship to San Diego State University for a research project she completed while at NSU. Lala will pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design at San Diego State starting this fall. She received a graduate assistantship […]

NSU sets dates for Art Camp

NATCHITOCHES – Registration is now open for Summer 2022 Art Camps held in June.  All sessions run Monday-Friday from 1-5 p.m. Camp begins each day in Room 205 of the Art Department. Drop off is between 12:30-1 p.m. and pick up is between 5-5:30 p.m.

Tuition cost is $165 for each weeklong session, this includes a […]

NSU Theatre and Dance program gets donation from Raising Cane’s

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance received a donation of $1,250 from Raising Cane’s. The funds were raised through Cane’s Mardi Gras Doubloon Sales. The restaurant sold their own doubloons for $1 that allowed customers to get a free extra Cane’s sauce during Mardi Gras. Attending the donation ceremony were, from […]