SFA Press Release

SFA’s Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to Perform Works Depicting Celebration, Praise

January 21, 2020 Nacogdoches – The Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a program of music with themes of celebration and praise when the student ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Directed by Dr. Tamey Anglley, associate director of bands at SFA, the Wind Symphony will perform “Give Us This Day,” which is a short symphony for wind ensemble by American composer David Maslanka.

SFA’s May Commencement to be Split Among Four Ceremonies

January 16, 2020 Nacogdoches — Stephen F. Austin State University’s May commencement will be held in four separate ceremonies as a result of the expansion of Johnson Coliseum, which began last summer.

Degree candidates will participate at either 4pm or 7:30pm Friday, May 8 or 9:30am or 2pm Saturday, May 9.

Seating at the coliseum, which typically has capacity for 7,200 guests, is temporarily reduced due to construction.

Cole Art Center Announces Holiday Hours

December 20, 2019 – The Cole Art Center at the Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University’s historic downtown gallery, will be open during regular gallery hours for a portion of the holiday season through January 4.

Regular hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cole Art Center will be closed Monday through Wednesday, December 23 through 25 and December 30 through January 1.

New Assistant Dean of SFA Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Brings More Than a Decade of Educational Experience


Dr. Michara Delaney-Fields, center, was recently hired to head Stephen F. Austin State University’s newly restructured Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. She brings with her more than a decade of experience in secondary and higher education. Photo by Hardy Meredith

SFA to Present Annual Holiday Celebration

November 22, 2019 Nacogdoches – Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present its annual SFA Holiday Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

A highlight of the program will be a performance of “Christmas Cantata,” or “Sinfonia Sacra,” by Daniel Pinkham. The concert will also feature works by Dominick Argento, Felix Mendelssohn, George Frideric Handel, Eric Edward Whitacre and Giuseppe Verdi, along with seasonal favorites.

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