Southeastern’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia concert to honor James Wilcox

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: April 24, 2012 


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will honor the late James Wilcox at its free spring concert on Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.

     Wilcox, who passed away in January, joined the music faculty at Southeastern in 1946. He became head of the music department in 1964. Shortly after, he began plans to enlarge the Pottle Music Building with the addition of the Music Annex. In 1970 he was appointed Dean of the College of Humanities, and the Music Annex project was completed during his tenure. Wilcox was ultimately named Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus of the College of Humanities.

     "The concert will feature musical performances from a wide array of styles and traditions," said Kenneth Boulton, head of Fine and Performing Arts Department. "There will also be remembrances of the life and career of Dr. Wilcox and the impact he had on the music program and the entire university."

     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.


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