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For Scott, instrumental versatility is second nature

NATCHITOCHES – When it comes to musical instruments, saying Daniel Scott is versatile is quite an understatement.

Scott, a junior music education major at Northwestern State University, will be featured on four different instruments when the NSU Jazz Orchestra performs on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Seating is limited […]

Modern in Motion VIII dance concert rescheduled for Oct. 16-17

NATCHITOCHES – The Modern in Motion VIII dance concert has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-17 due to Hurricane Delta. Performance times are Friday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.17 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the Fleur de Lis Stage on the Downtown Riverbank in Natchitoches.

Modern in Motion VIII is presented by […]

NSU Jazz Orchestra to perform for student audience Oct. 14

NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The performance is limited to NSU students only. Seating is limited and masks are required in keeping with School of Creative and Performing Arts guidelines. The concert will be livestreamed for the general public […]

McDermott, Bakenhus part of online concert with Austin Baroque Orchestra

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Professor of Flute Dennette McDermott and Professor of Bassoon Douglas Bakenhus took part in a video recording concert with the Austin Baroque Orchestra that recently was posted online.

McDermott said the video was recorded instead of a live concert and involved only principal players of ten people. Those playing maintained a […]

Alumnus Jeff Breaux named to College Media Association Hall of Fame

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State alumnus Jeff Breaux will be inducted as the 41st member of the College Media Association Hall of Fame.

Breaux is the assistant director of student media at Vanderbilt University. A 1993 graduate in advertising design, Breaux is a native of New Iberia. He earned a Master of Media Arts […]

Burrell named CAPA director, Gabrial, Sanders named interim department heads

NATCHITOCHES – Scott Burrell has been named director of The Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University. Brian Gabrial will remain as interim head of the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts and Terrie Sanders has been named as interim head […]

Band directors continue enhancing program’s reputation

NATCHITOCHES – The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band may not be performing on Saturday nights this fall, but the band’s directors remain active working with students and raising the profile and reputation of the program.

Director of Bands Dr. Jeffrey C. Mathews was recently appointed Louisiana state chair for the National Band Association. The […]

Music Faculty Showcase to be held Sept. 24

NATCHITOCHES – Music faculty in the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present their annual recital on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The performance will be a virtual event with no audience and can be viewed at

The recital will feature 14 short pieces […]

St. Peter to present directing webinar for national organization

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Assistant Professor of Theatre Richard St. Peter will be doing a webinar on directing for the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Friday at 1 p.m.

The title of the webinar is “Directing: Explore Directing Utilizing Shakespeare.” St. Peter will use Gertrude’s speech in Act. IV, scene vii of “Hamlet” and […]