Northcutt Lecture in Music Set for April 10

March 25, 1997

by Richard Veit

Dr. C. Michael Hawn, associate professor of sacred music in Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology, will present the 12th-annual Northcutt Lecture at Baylor University at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Meadows Recital Hall. His talk is titled "Gather into One: Praying and Singing Globally."

Hawn holds a bachelor of music education degree from Wheaton College (Wheaton, Il.) and Master of Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Ky). Prior to joining the SMU faculty, he was professor of church music at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, N.C.) for 10 years. An ordained minister, he has served as minister of music at Baptist churches in Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina, and, more recently, as interim music director at First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

In the foreign missions field, Hawn has led church music studies in such global locales as Nigeria, Kenya, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. His writings have appeared in Baptists Today, The Church Musician, Southern Baptist Church Music Journal, The Hymn, Church Teacher, The NATS Journal and many other publications. He also has edited two books-For the Living of These Days: Resources for Enriching Worship and Stepping Stones: An Ecumenical Children's Choir Curriculum.

He has performed widely as a tenor and countertenor soloist, and his skills as a children's choir clinician and festival/camp director have brought him assignments throughout the United States.

The Northcutt Lecture, designed to bring nationally and internationally known scholars in church music to Baylor, is made possible through an endowment given by LeGrande and Cassandra Northcutt of Longview. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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