Contact: Jenni Smith
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650


November 13, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- Alumni and friends of the Masters of Sacred Music program (MSM) at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University will gather for a reunion Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8, following the Perkins Ministers’ Week conference Feb. 4-6.

Reunion events include worship, fellowship, music and visits from several of the program’s leaders and graduates, including composers Jane Marshall, retired former MSM director Lloyd Pfautsch and former MSM director Carleton “Sam” Young.

Reunion registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the parlor of Kirby Hall, 5915 Bishop Blvd. Chapel worship will feature composer Jane Marshall preaching at 11:30 a.m. in Perkins Chapel, 6001 Bishop Blvd. Lunch, featuring surprise appearances by alumni, will follow worship in University Rooms 1 and 2 of the Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St..

Current Director of the MSM program Kenneth Hart will present a lecture with music, “Lloyd Pfautsch Revealed: The Life and Music of Lloyd Pfautsch,” at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Perkins Chapel. Several alumni, including Don Krehbiel, Ann Ables and Karen Kenaston, will conduct Pfautsch compositions. A reception for Pfautsch will begin at 3:45 p.m. in Kirby Parlor. Professor C. Michael Hawn will present his famous “Accordian Evangelism” presentation at a dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Selecman Auditorium, 5905 Bishop Blvd.

An alumni organ recital will include MSM graduates Hye-Jean Choi, Keith Weber and Annette Albrecht at 8 p.m. Thursday in Perkins Chapel.

On Friday, Feb. 8, alumni composers and authors will participate in a forum at 10 a.m. in Perkins Chapel, followed by noon luncheon in University Rooms 1 and 2 of the Umphrey Lee Center.

Hart, Marshall, Pfautsch and Young will participate in a director’s panel discussion on “Past, Present and Future of the MSM Program and Church Music” at 2:30 p.m. in Perkins Chapel. A tour of the Meadows Museum will follow at 4 p.m., with dinner in the museum at 5:30 p.m. featuring Young as the guest speaker. Closing the reunion will be a hymn festival led by Hawn, with organist George Baker, at 8 p.m. Friday in Perkins Chapel.

The cost of the Sacred Music reunion is $90 per person. Registration is due before Jan. 21. For more information contact John Kazee at (214) 768-2502 or Kenneth Hart at (214) 768-3160.