NSU Music Academy ready for spring semester


The Northwestern State University Music Academy will begin its spring semester on Monday, January 14. 

The academy is under the direction of Northwestern State music faculty Dr. Christine Allen and Dr. Francis Yang and offers piano, violin, guitar and percussion lessons for students of all ages as well as adults.

Robyn Tan and Ramon Barralaga will teach piano. Chance Watley will teach violin. Jake English and Jose Miguel Colon will offer guitar lessons, and Juan Manuel Santos will teach percussion. Tan recently earned a master’s degree at NSU. The other instructors are undergraduate students.

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 more information on the NSU Music Academy, contact Yang at yangf@nsula.edu.