Northern's Music Program offers free music clinics to the community during the semester. Past participants include:
Jerry Lawson is a lead singer, producer, musical arranger, performer, best known as the original lead singer of The Persuasions. For many, Lawson's Persuasions became the face of a cappella music, continuing to successfully record and perform up to 2003 when Lawson went solo.
The American soprano, Cecilia Leitner, grew up in New Mexico in a musical family. She is a soloist, member of "Voxtet", a group of eight soloists with the Schola Cantorum of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.
Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz.