Professor Honored for Musical Composition

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Seminary congratulates Mac Davis for receiving an ASCAPLUS award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Davis serves at Southwestern as a professor of music theory and composition and as associate dean for the performance division of the School of Church Music. He is also the chair of the music theory and composition department.

2008 marks Davis’ fifteenth year in a row to receive this honor for his musical composition writing. Stephen Johnson, dean of the School of Church Music, is pleased the prominent evaluators of ASCAP continually recognize Davis’ God-given talents. Johnson says, “This award, which he has received on many occasions, indicates his continual achievement and activity as a composer.”

Known internationally for his compositions, Davis began teaching at Southwestern Seminary in 1979. Currently, he and his wife, Barbara, are members at Southcliff Baptist Church, where Davis directs the church orchestra.

About Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southwestern Seminary celebrates its centennial in 2008. Since its founding, the seminary has trained and sent out over 40,000 graduates to serve in local churches and mission fields around the world. In 1908, B.H. Carroll established the seminary on the campus of Baylor University. It was moved to its current location on Seminary Hill in Fort Worth in 1910 and was placed under the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1925. Paige Patterson was elected as the eighth president of the seminary in 2003.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Thomas White, Vice President for Student Services and Communications
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
817.923.1921 ext. 7300
Email: twhite@swbts.edu
Web: www.swbts.edu

Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas