3rd annual President’s Command Performance is March 18


Northwestern State University will host the third annual President’s Command Performance, a spring gala to celebrate the arts, Friday, March 18. NSU will honor select individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts while showcasing the talents of NSU’s creative and performing arts students and faculty.

This year’s inductees to the Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice Estelle Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts will be Mrs. Lenn Dohmann Prince, Dr. Colleen Lancaster and Dr. Jerry Payne.  Individuals inducted into the CAPA Hall of Fame are recommended and chosen based on their lifetime achievements and contributions to the life of the arts at NSU, Natchitoches, the region, the state, nationally and internationally.

“We are thrilled to honor these three outstanding alumni at our annual spring gala,” said Tiffany Chasteen, assistant director of Development.  “Now in its third year, the President’s Command Performance has become an event the community looks forward to and our students and faculty work very hard to make the event memorable for the honorees and the guests.”

The President’s Command Performance will begin with music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Plaza in tandem with a silent auction.  The main performances, featuring musical ensembles, vocalists and dance performances, will take place in A.A. Fredericks Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities for the President’s Command Performance are available at the $2,000, $1,000, $500 and $250 levels.  Individual tickets are $65 per person and $125 per couple in advance or can be purchased at the event for $75 per person and $150 per couple. Program ads are also available for $500, $250 and $100.

For tickets, sponsorship and program ad information, call NSU’s Office of University Advancement at (318) 357-5213 or visit northwesternalumni.com/PCP16.