McCutcheon Honors Recital to be held at NSU Jan. 25


The Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will hold the annual McCutcheon Honors Recital on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall Admission is free and open to the public. University COVID protocols will be in effect. Those attending are asked to wear a mask. A livestream of the concert will be available at

Each year student winners are chosen from each musical area for having the most outstanding undergraduate Fall jury performance.  These students represent the areas of woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percussion and voice. Those performing are tenor Landry Allen, Elias Castro Caballero on drum-set, Mario Gomez on piano, Eric Renova on clarinet, Lane Royer on horn and Erick Vega on cello.

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.