Virtual McCutcheon Honors Recital to be held Tuesday


The annual McCutcheon Honors Recital will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The recital will be a virtual-only event and can be livestreamed at

Student winners are chosen from each musical area for having the most outstanding undergraduate fall jury performance.  The students represent the areas of woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percussion and voice. This year’s performers include soprano Emily Adams, Dania Briceño on violin, Julio Galvan on saxophone, Justin Garretson on tuba, Covie Latham on percussion and Hannah Potter on piano.

This 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 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.