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Xavier faculty member to highlight work of African-American composers

NATCHITOCHES – Dr. Aaron Mathews of Xavier University of Louisiana will deliver a lecture/recital on African-American composers at Northwestern State University on Thursday, Jan. 28. He will speak to and play for Northwestern State students at 5 p.m. and the general public at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Admission […]

Spirit of Northwestern members take part in virtual college marching band show

NATCHITOCHES – The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band was well represented in a virtual college marching band show that debuted during the College Football Playoff National Championship game earlier this week.

Seventeen members of the band took part including members of the Demon Dazzlers who were prominently featured during the video that is available […]

CAPA to hold Virtual Open House Jan. 16

NATCHITOCHES – The Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts and Department of Music at Northwestern State University will hold a Virtual Open House on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Any prospective student considering majoring in music education, performance, sacred music or music business is invited to participate in the free […]

Recital to explore parent-child relationship

NATCHITOCHES – A recital featuring mezzo-soprano Dr. Grace Edgar, Daniel Ley of harpsicord/piano and violinist Emily Owns will be held at Northwestern State University on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Limited admission is available for NSU students, faculty and staff only. Social distancing should be observed and masks are required. […]

McDermott, Bakenhus to present recital Jan. 11

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University music faculty Dr. Dennette Derby McDermott and Dr. Douglas Bakenhus will present a recital on Monday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Limited admission is available for NSU students, faculty and staff only. Social distancing should be observed and masks are required. The concert will livestream at […]

NSU Music Academy accepting students for spring semester

NATCHITOCHES – The NSU Music Academy is accepting students for the spring semester. The academy is under the direction of Northwestern State Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. John Price and Associate Professor of Piano Dr. Francis Yang and offers piano, guitar and percussion lessons for students from age six as well as adults.  Due to […]

Mathews to take part in discussion on work of British composer Martin Ellerby

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. Jeffrey C. Mathews will co-moderate a worldwide discussion on the music of composer Martin Ellerby on Saturday.

Mathews along with Jack Stamp, the International Composer in Association to the world-renowned Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band, will lead a discussion […]

NSU Chamber Choir to present “Lessons and Carols” Dec. 8

NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Chamber Choir will present a virtual performance of the candlelight service of “Lessons and Carols” Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be available at capa.nsula.edu/livestream. Dr. Nicholaus B. Cummins will conduct the Chamber Choir. This is the 30th consecutive year the NSU Chamber Choir has presented […]

Christmas Gala to be presented online Dec. 2-8

NATCHITOCHES – The Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present its annual Christmas Gala in a video format that will be available starting Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gala cannot be presented in its normal format, so […]