Northcutt Lecture, 4-6-10
THE 2010 NORTHCUTT LECTURE
The 24th-annual Northcutt Lecture will present a talk by Emily Brink, Senior Research Fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her lecture, entitled "International Adoption Agents: How Songs Find New Homes," will be presented on Tuesday, April 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Dr. Brink holds degrees from Calvin College, the University of Michigan (Master of Music in Organ and Church Music), and Northwestern University, where she earned a Ph.D. in music theory. She was co-editor with John D. Witvliet of The Worship Sourcebook (2004), and has served as an editorial team member for a series of hymn collections, most recently Singing the New Testament (2008), Hymns for Worship (2009), and Global Songs for Worship (2010). She is also Adjunct Professor of Worship and Church Music at Calvin Theological Seminary, with primary responsibility in the area of conference planning and global resources.
Before coming to Calvin, Dr. Brink was Music and Worship Editor for the Christian Reformed Church in North America, founding editor of Reformed Worship, and editor of the Psalter Hymnal (1987), the children's hymnal Songs for LiFE (1994), and Sing! A New Creation (2001). She serves on the Ecumenical Relations Committee of the Christian Reformed Church, and the Seminary and Denominational Relations Committee of the American Guild of Organists.
Dr. Brink's research interests have focused on the Psalms, hymnal publishing, and congregational song in China. Designated a Fellow by the Hymn Society of the United States in 2004, Dr. Brink continues to travel, learn, and teach on worship issues and hymnody.
The Northcutt Lecture, which brings nationally and internationally known scholars in church music to Baylor, is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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