The Northcutt Lecture Scheduled for April 20

April 16, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Northcutt Lecture will be presented at 4:10 p.m. Monday in Meadows Recital Hall at Baylor University. This year's lecturer is Dr. Benjamin Harlan, dean of the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.

His topic will be "Absolutes for the Church Musician."

Harlan was named in the fall of 1994 to succeed James C. McKinney as dean. A native of Natchitoches, La., he holds bachelor of music and master of music degrees from Baylor and a doctor of musical arts degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Harlan also is a widely published arranger and composer, with choral and handbell works included in the catalogues of major publishers such as Glorysound, Harold Flammer, Belwin-Mills, Alfred Music, Hinshaw, Word, Genevox and Triune. Many of his articles have appeared in national, regional, and statewide publications.

The Northcutt Lecture was established in 1985 through an endowment given by LeGrande and Cassandra Northcutt of Longview. Now in its 13th year, it has become an integral part of the academic and spiritual life of the Baylor School of Music.

The Northcutt Lecture was originally scheduled for April 16, but the recent death of McKinney caused it to be postponed. It is free and open to the public.

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