October 25, 2011

McClintock Gift Names Space in New Music Building

The Carol and David McClintock Choral and Recital Room has been named in the Bienen School of Music’s new building in honor of a $3 million gift from the Carol and David McClintock Trust.

The multi-functional Carol and David McClintock Choral and Recital Room will be housed on the main floor of the new Music and Communication Building and provide the Bienen School a flexible space for both choral rehearsals and student recitals.

“The Bienen School is greatly appreciative of the McClintock family’s generosity and support,” said Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery. “The naming of the Carol and David McClintock Choral and Recital Room represents the first major gift to the building and a significant investment in the musical training of Bienen School students.”

David C. McClintock (47, G48) earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. He is a longtime supporter of music and designed and built his home with a sound system to allow classical music to be heard throughout the house. After retiring from his career in engineering in 1984, McClintock served as treasurer of the Barrington Historical Society and on the board of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for many years. His daughter, Holly McClintock Bowling, is a retired elementary school music teacher and a member of the Bienen School’s music advisory board.

Located on the south end of Northwestern University’s Evanston campus, the Bienen School’s five-story, lakefront building will include faculty and administrative offices, teaching studios, practice rooms, student lounges, and three performance spaces. In addition to the Carol and David McClintock Choral and Recital Room, the main floor of the building will feature a 400-seat recital hall and a black-box theater and opera rehearsal space.

October 2011 Update: David McClintock passed away on Oct. 16, 2011. He is survived by Carol, his wife of 59 years; two sons, Kennon and Steve; two daughters, Holly and Wendy; a sister, Ruth; and five grandchildren, including Natalie R. Bowling (WCAS09).