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Sign up for Northshore School of the Arts by Jan. 17

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND -- High school juniors and seniors gifted in the performing and visual arts have until Jan. 17 to enroll for spring semester classes offered by Southeastern Louisiana University's Northshore School of the Arts.

     Through the innovative after school arts program, students can take courses in applied music, music theory, theater, and visual arts and receive one-on-one instruction on all musical instruments and in voice, said Bryan DePoy, assistant dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and interim director of the NSA.

     "The program challenges students with more advanced and intensive course work than what can typically be offered in high schools," DePoy said. "Students can study with college faculty who are experts in the areas of instruction. Upon successful completion of the courses, students may earn credit when they enroll at Southeastern."

     “Since all NSA courses are taught after school, they work well with the busy schedule of today’s student and supplement the instruction already in the schools,” DePoy added. “Serious artists are always looking for new ways to refine their talent, and the NSA is an amazing opportunity.”

     Since the program’s inception, more than 70 students have participated in the Northshore School of the Arts.

     Classes will be offered on Southeastern's main campus in Hammond and at the university's St. Tammany Center, located in the parish government complex on Koop Drive, north of Mandeville, DePoy said.

     Applications for the Northshore School of the Arts are available online at or by contacting DePoy at (985) 549-2101 or for additional information.        

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