The Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present the annual McCutcheon Honors Recital on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the recital.
Each year student winners are chosen from each musical area for the most outstanding undergraduate fall jury performance. These students represent the following areas: woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percussion and voice.
This year’s performers include: Jorge Ojeda Munoz, clarinet, Ramon Barralaga, piano, Adam Trupp, percussion, Alejandro Restrepo, cello, Justin Garretson, tuba and Michael Martin, voice.
The recital was established to honor Jim McCutcheon, a retired band teacher, who was active in instrument repair at NSU. McCutcheon wanted to do something to recognize outstanding student performance at Northwestern State and began offering a financial prize to those students selected to perform in the recital. After his death, his wife, Jo Lapeyrouse, chose to continue this tradition and has funded a scholarship in his name.