Cy-Fair Music and Arts under new ownership

Nancy Johnston (right) will continue to run the Drama Kids program at Cy-Fair Music & Arts while Valentina Jotovic (left) and her husband take ownership of the business (Courtesy Cy-Fair Music & Arts)
Nancy Johnston (right) will continue to run the Drama Kids program at Cy-Fair Music & Arts while Valentina Jotovic (left) and her husband take ownership of the business (Courtesy Cy-Fair Music & Arts)

Nancy Johnston (right) will continue to run the Drama Kids program at Cy-Fair Music & Arts while Valentina Jotovic (left) and her husband take ownership of the business (Courtesy Cy-Fair Music & Arts)

Cy-Fair Music and Arts was acquired in mid-January by New Jersey-based entrepreneurs Valentina Jotovic and her husband Antonius Bittmann. Located at 7103 Glen Chase Court, Houston, the music school was formerly owned by its founder Nancy Johnston.

“Since I opened the doors to Cy-Fair Music and Arts back in 1992, it has been my honor and privilege to see thousands of student lives changed through music and the arts,” Johnston said in a press release.

Johnston will continue to operate the school’s Drama Kids program, which offers classes on-site.

Jotovic and Bittmann also own Hunterdon Academy of the Arts, one of the largest performing arts schools in New Jersey, and will split their time between both states, according to the press release.

“We can’t wait to continue Ms. Johnston’s legacy and nurture this school to its full potential,” Jotovic said. “We are convinced that with a very talented faculty, strong administrative team, as well as a spacious, beautiful facility, Cy-Fair Music and Arts will serve many more families once they find out about us.”


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By Danica Smithwick

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.


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