Retired music education faculty member to present concert of original compositions

Composer, songwriter and music educator Dr. Sharon Joy will present a concert of her original songs, inspired by a variety of cultural traditions. The performance will be at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, 800 Front Street, Natchitoches, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 31. The concert is free and open to the public.  

Joy recently retired from Northwestern State University where she was an associate professor of music education. She taught at NSU for the past 17 years, impacting the lives of many music education students. She was instrumental in the founding and coordination of the NSU Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and the Summer Fun with Music Camp for community children. Joy recently presented her “Faith Journey” as part of the Northwestern State University Watson Library’s Living Library series.  

The collection of inspiring songs she will share have been performed at interfaith gatherings, churches, synagogues and other events in the U.S. and abroad, but never before in Natchitoches.  

For additional information, contact Joy at