Northcutt Lecture Scheduled for April 8

March 31, 1999

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University School of Music will present its 14th annual Northcutt Lecture at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Meadows Recital Hall. This series, established in the spring of 1986, is designed to bring nationally-known scholars in church music to the university. It is made possible through an endowment given by Baylor graduates LeGrande and Cassandra Northcutt of Longview.

The 1999 Northcutt Lecture will feature Jane Marshall, professor of choral conducting and music theory in the continuing education program at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology. Her topic will be "Fishing in Deep Water."

Marshall's published works include choral music for adult, youth, and children's choirs, and she is a frequent contributor to music journals. A strong advocate of congregational songs, she has served on editorial committees of American hymnbooks, and her own texts and tunes appear in many hymn collections, both denominational and ecumenical. She was a consultant to one of the committees that prepared the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal.

Marshall holds a bachelor of music degree and a master of music degree from Southern Methodist University, where she has also served on the English, music and seminary faculties. Born in Dallas in 1924, she attended the Highland Park public schools. She has taught in the public schools of Corsicana, and served on the staff of Corsicana First United Methodist Church. She is the author of Grace, Noted, a collection of homilies, essays and poems published by Hope Publishing Company.

The 1999 Northcutt Lecture is free and open to the public.

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