Dr. W. Francis McBeth Scholarship Awarded To Perry Reid
Dr. W. Francis McBeth (1933-2012) was a prolific American composer, conductor and teacher. The popularity of his works in the United States led to conducting activities in forty-eight states, three Canadian provinces, Japan, and Australia. Dr. McBeth served as Ouachita Baptist University’s composer-in-residence, Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music and chair of the theory/composition department of the Division of Music. He also served as conductor of the Arkansas Symphony and as Arkansas’ composer laureate, the first composer laureate named in the United States.
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