NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Music Academy will begin its fifth year on Monday, Aug. 19. The academy is under the direction of Northwestern State music faculty Dr. Christine Allen and Dr. Francis Yang and offers piano, guitar and percussion lessons for students from age six as well as adult s.
Alumna Robyn Tan, and piano majors Shihuan Wang, Ramon Barralaga and Claudia Musgrove will teach piano. Music majors Jake English will teach guitar and Juan Manuel Santos will teach percussion.
Last year, academy students performed in a Christmas concert and spring recital. Students also participated in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival, the Central Music Teachers’ Association Sonatina Festival and the Louisiana Music Teachers Association Upper Elementary Auditions.
For further information, contact Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers Ramon Barralaga, back left, and Juan Maunuel Santos, standing, work with students Eli Mangum, front left, and Gabriel Parrie during last year’s NSU Music Academy.