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Northshore School of the Arts hosts informational open houses in St. Tammany, Livingston

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMONDPotential students and their parents can learn about the Northshore School of the Arts (NSA), Southeastern Louisiana University’s innovative professional evening arts program for high school juniors and seniors, at informational open houses this fall in St. Tammany and Livingston parishes.

     Students who complete Northshore School of the Arts classes with a minimum grade of “C” can earn college credit at Southeastern.

     The open houses are scheduled for Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m., at the Southeastern St. Tammany Center, located on the third floor of the St. Tammany governmental complex on Koop Drive north of Mandeville, and Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., in Walker.

     Director Charlotte Collins said students and parents can learn about the NSA courses that will be offered this spring at the St. Tammany Center, the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center and on Southeastern’s main campus. They can also meet the instructors and pre-register for the spring semester.

     NSA’s music theory and theater courses will be offered this spring at the St. Tammany and Livingston centers. Students may also take “Applied Music” – one-on-one lessons with college faculty in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, or percussion – at the Hammond, Livingston and St. Tammany locations. 

     The theater program will be taught by James Winter, a member of the Southeastern theater faculty and a professional actor, director, playwright and producer, while Lucian Zidaru, an adjunct member of the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts faculty, will teach music theory.

     Collins said a visual arts course, which she will teach, is also in the planning stages to be offered on the main campus.

     “The open houses will be a perfect opportunity for interested high school students and their parents to learn about our exciting spring courses and also to sign up for e-mail updates about new courses,” she said.

     For additional information, contact Collins at 985-549-2568 or Information and application forms are also available at, where parents and students can also subscribe to email updates.

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