Annual Guillory Scholarship Concert set for Jan. 30


The annual Guillory Scholarship Concert for Vocal Excellence will be held at Northwestern State University on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The recital is open to NSU faculty, students and staff. The audience is limited to 70 with masks and social distancing required. The recital will be live streamed at

Eleven NSU students, who were nominated by vocal faculty, will perform to determine the recipients of the Guillory Scholarship for 2021-22. The students are Landry Allen, Valentina Herazo Alvarez, Matthew Armand, Jayvian Bush, Emilie Comeaux, Kylie Dornbush, Beth Olin, Caleb Pearson, Dara Elisabeth Pressley, Emily Saldivar and Jaeli Williams. At least two recipients will be chosen to receive a $500 scholarship in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semester.

The scholarship was established by Megan Guillory, a former vocal and choir student at Northwestern State, in 2016 after she attended an event honoring long-time Director of Choral Activities Dr. Burt Allen. Her desire to reward talented students led to the establishment of talent-based scholarships to benefit students majoring in vocal performance. She worked with voice faculty in the School of Creative and Performing Arts to set up the scholarship. The faculty audition students who seek the award.