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o p u s 11 19 5 1 Preseiifcd by The Publications Department of orJon (College oj l Hiis ' ic Indianapolis, Indiana Tot u ota. We who are represented in this book have seen the world pass from war to peace and again to war. The relatively peaceful years of our lives thus far have been spent in college, a fact which makes the record of these years more valuable to us. Therefore, the Publications Staff presents Opus 1 1 in the hope that memories of these times will be recalled more vividly and more happily, whatever the years to come may hold. The Editors liodtd oh Ttu6te 6 Hilton U. Brown, Chairnia Bernard R. Batty Fermor S. Cannon H. FosiER Ceippinger Emsley W. Johnson Thomas H. Kayior Evan Wat ker Lyedicdtlon We wish to dedicate this book to the graduating Seniors of 1951. May each find a successful place in his chosen field. ■i- dmlnb ttatlon Gerald V. Carrier Stanley O. Norris NiLO HOVEY lyep(ittm nta.L CikuLtmen NiLO HOVEY Music Educatio)} Concert Baud OzAN Marsh Piano Julius Huehn Voice David Hughes Student Teaching William Pelz Theory [y pcittmcnttiL CLncLL CLLtm n Roiu Rr iirii. Graduate Diiisioii Charli-s Henzie Music Dcparfii c ' i f Butler University Dale Young James Phileippe Draniii ii Marguerite Carlson Adkixs Drama — Speech Patricia Avery Piano Mallory Bransford Organ Harriette Campbell Voice Tom Carnegie Radio Gene Chenow eth Guidance John Colbert Trnnipcf Sid Collins Radio Ellen Mae En le Piano Harold Ennes Radio Engineer Dale Fields Double Reeds George Flexman Cello Charles Gallagher Piano Robert Getchell Training Band Trumpet Helen Harlan Piano Charles Henzie Percussion Donald Holzhausen Trombone NiLO HOVEY Concert Band Clarinet Julius Huehn Voice David Hughes Student Teaching Fred Jefry Voice Earle Howe Jones Piano Nellie Jones Tlute Eugene Kilinski Violin Fred Koehrn Voice Rosemary Lang Clarinet Marian Laut Piano Beldon Leonard Orchestra Paul Lindstaedt Piano LyELL LUD X ' IG Radio OzAN Marsh Piano Mary Sue McCarty Dance Harry Michels French Horn Dorothy Munger Piano Joseph Parker Contrabass William Pelz Theory James Phillippe Drama Eileen Poston Dance Frederick Schmitt French Horn Mary Spalding Harp Hazel Stratton Theory — Piano Leola Tltrner Voice Mark Walker Theory Richard Whittington Chorale — Choir Lois Wilhite Music Education Dale Young Organ Ada Bickering Director Emeritus Gerald Carrier Administrative Chairman Stanley Norris Registrar Ruth Woodworth Dean of Women and Chaperon Jack Bailey Director of Public Relations Beulah Gore Special Instruction Division Marion Henderson Bookstore Manager Lawrence McCrary Maintenance Superintendent Charles Munger Director of Admission James Newton Assistant Business Manager Wilma Thompson Administrative Secretary 11 SENIORS 13 Frederick Bawel B.M., Composition Evansville Smfonia Thomas C. Batson B.M., Music Education Louisville, Kentucky Helen Binkley B.M., Music Education Indianapolis Phi Siema Mu Ann L. Boatman B.M., Piano Indianapolis Mu Phi Epsilon Clevf, M. BorroMs B.M., Music Ediinitioii Indianapolis Mary H. Brook B.M., CoDi position Indianapolis Imogene M. Bush B.M., Piano Indianapolis Sigma Alpha Iota Chari IS A. Carlson B.M., Mnsic lu iu a ion Pasadena, California IS Peggy Carpenter B.M., Music Education Lebanon Sigma Alpha Iota Charles C. Craig B.M., Music Education Louisville, Kentucky WiLHELMINE DeCaMP B.M., Composition Carnii, Illinois John H. Frazee, Jr. B.M., Music Education Indianapolis Ray C. Funk B.M., Music luliiciilioii Indianapolis Rita M. Fuszek B.M., Music Education Ionia, Michigan Mu Phi Epsilon Phi Sigma Mu W ' li 1 iA i C. Gri-.gory B.M., Music l.ducatioii Indianapolis Naomi J. Grmui l B.M., Music liducdtion Hobart Sigma Alpha Iota 17 Mildred Henninger B.M., Piano Indianapolis Sigma Alpha Iota Mary Elizabeth Hite B.M., Organ Indianapolis Sigma Alpha Iota Virginia C. Jarvis B.M., Voice Indianapolis Mu Phi Epsilon Ed Holeman B.M., Music Education Greenwood Phi Sigma Mu Donald Neal Kimbfx B.M., Music Eihimfioii Louisville, Kentucky Phi Sigma Mu Sinfonia Don ! ,. I i ii v B.M., M S C l:J l(u ni Indianapolis Sinfonia Malcolm K. l.i w is B.M., Music l-iliiciilioii rnJianapolis James S. Kozlowski B.M., Music Educdtioii LaSallc, Michigan Phi Sigma Mu 19 Benjamin E. Loveall B.M., Music Education Jasper Patricia A. Martin BM., Music Education Palmyra Mu Phi Epsilon Norma J. McQuown B.M., Music Education Danville, Illinois Sigma Alpha Iota Morgan E. O ' Dell B.M., Music Education Mishawaka Sinfonia Phi Sigma Mu Rl( I lAKi) |. I ) I KS ).AI., , I s ( I t iiiii i)u liulninpolis Sintoma Phi Siyma Mu June Rodousakis B.M., Music Ediicatiuii Lewisburg, West Virginia Ric HARD P. Ross B.M., iVf . (■ lid II cat ion Rochester Sinfonia Chari i;s R. Smi in B.M., Music i ' .duciiHon Louisville, Kentucky Plii Sigma Mu 21 James R. Tilton B.M., Music Ediiaition Columbus Sinfonia Joyce L. Weevie B.M., Music Education Indianapolis Mu Phi Epsilon Miriam Wright B.M., Music Education St. Paul Phi Sigma Mu Mary Ann Yuii.l I.M., Music Education Lafayette Phi Siema Mu SlANI l.V 1 ' .. ' a I IV, Jk. }.AI., , I M ( i.dllidllOll I I.imniorul Phi .Sii;iii.i Mu SENIORS NOT SHOWN Mary Rice Bartlett B.M., Music Editcatioii Reid Brooks B.M., Music Education Bettye Brown B.M., Voice Patti Browne B.M., Voice Meri.e Callahan B.S., Ka {io Carroll DeCamp B.M., Coutposifioii " ii I lAM Fag AN B.S., Kcidio Alfred Hood B.M., Coui position Charles Reinbold B.S., Radio James Sewrey B.M., Music Education David Shutt B.S., Radio Clyde Smith B.M., Alusic Education CiiAKi is Stontr j..l.. Dance W ' li 1 I M Watters }. . I., Drama John Gates B.M., Com position John Hedgi:s B.M., Composition Donald White B.M., Music Education Richard Higgs B.S., Radio 23 JUNIORS Gi:RA(.n BciKDNI K Incliaii.ipt)lis JAMi;s CuRisiir I ihI 1.1 na polls Mary Cox Pattersonville, New York Ronald Doak Indianapolis Delores Fischvogt Atlanta Robert Gerki n Fort W ' avnc I ' l aim Hu k Marlon )oil. Cox VI HI I. NO Utica, New York Wilbur Daringer Indianapolis ' ' lII5UR F.I ROD IndianapoJiN Francis Freelaxd Indianapolis Caroi Fh i)ges Peru Mary Herzberger Cleveland, Ohio Jerry Holeman Greenwood Rosemary LeRoy Walkerton Marjorie Lower Indianapolis William Morrow Logansport Shirley Peacock Indianapolis Dolores Hoffmark Indianapolis Joseph Kuyoth Fort Wavne Harold Luce Las Vegas, New Mexico Gerald Meier Lock port, New York Fred Niemeyer Plainsville Betty Philipps Elkhart John Roonly Michit;an City Carol Stubbs Fort Wayne ' aui. Saundi ks Indianapolis Paul WLH. ii;YrR Fort Wayne JUNIORS NOT SHOWN Roy Abbott RozAX Baldwin Ed Bradi ey Tom Braeuer Richard Brown Maryi.ynn Brubaklr Warren Ci emi nts James Col Rice Davis Martha i-lvANS Nancy Ford Ward Goodrich Barbara Grubbs Violet Hadden Irma Judkins Clark Keen Robert Lancaster ROBERP T,A T RY Kimball I.onc, Martin Marks James Mathis Charles Montgomery Ruth Myers James O ' Nan Thomas Roe Don Schlademan Arthur VanAllen Marilyn W mters Mary W ' ii i ia is SOPHOMORES 28 Lillian Banuir Hammond Oliver Bell Indianapolis Leaine Byi ield Winamac Joseph Cusanelli St. Louis, Missouri [osEPH Ecktman Indianapolis Nancy Ford Indianapolis Gordon Beck Speedway City [jI.LIAN BRO X•N Indianapolis Dana Crapo Indianapolis Charla Doc kins Indianapolis Irene Farmer Indianapolis C rni T II 1 Iadden Indian.i polls Olin Hardy Indianapolis Milton Hehr Fort Clinton, Ohio Joseph Horton Indianapolis Glenna McElwain Stillwater, Oklahoma Mary Quinnell Cato, New York Jane Wymond Indianapolis Paul Hatfield Camby Beth Hilton Indianapolis Marcia Kimber Indianapolis Ruth Myers Plymouth Richard Sack Louisville, Kentucky SOPHOMORES NOT SHOWN David Baker Thomas Baufr Betty Breedlove Donald Clark Albert Coleman Robert Corbin Delbert Dale John Erickson Alice Grune Richard Grij i i r h James Harrison Mary Jac obs Betty Keller Chari es Mc.Clure Mary Mason Mary Parrish Thomas Peese John Robertson I ' RIT) Sc MMl I 1 Gl.KAl I) Si lOl IAKLK TrII I StI AVART Victor Tancuy Harold Vigus William Wandi rsle Dorothy Voli am Jack Vorley Barbara Lii lle 31 FRESHMEN 32 Donald Bratiain Fort W ' avnc Earl Cole Indianapolis Jean Falconbury Indianapolis Ralph FiARRis Indianapolis Dolores Hayes Indianapolis John Highbergir South Bend Don A I I) Bkovcn lort Wayne PlIYI I IS i ' pPERSON Columbus Mak.joiui; Harris New Ross Rl ' ssem, Hart Indianapolis DoxAi D Heck Monroe, Michigan Rl( HARD HoBECK I on W ' nvnc David Lottes Lafayette John Newman Indianapolis Gerald Paquin South Haven, Michigan Betty Payton Indianapohs Jean Ray Fort Wayne Margaret Smith Fort Wayne Jacqueline Minneman Indianapohs Veda Owen Sheridan Betty Pate LaPorte Lewis Poindexter New Castle William Salzmann Indianapolis Deloris Spalding Coluinbus 34 Donald Zublrlr Louisville, Kentucky FRESHMEN NOT SHOWN John Brooks Richard Folger John Harrell Ralph Harris Marie Heckler Donald Jackson Palmer Jenkins Harold Johnson Barbara McLellan Claudette Ramsey Demaris Smith Richard Stanfield Phyllis Starn Roland Stellhorn Joseph Todd Dorothy W ' heeler Wallace White Donald Woods Jules Morganstern 35 36 ORGANIZATIONS 37 PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA Members are: G. Chenoweth, J. Colbert, R. Getchell, C. Henzie, D. Holzhausen, N. Hovey, H. Jen- ings, E. Jones, D. Kelly, D. Kimble, R. Lavery, B. Leonard, J. Lewallen, C. Munger, S. Norris, W. Pelz, D. Price, J. Sewrey, J. Vickery, M. Walker, R. Gerken, A. Hood, D. Hughes, R. Janeway, C. Keen, F. Koehrn, M. O ' Dell, R. Powers, L. Price, J. Tilton, and P. Wehmeyer. Phi Aiu Alpha Sinfonla is a national music fraternity for men students consisting of music majors and music lovers. The fraternity began the year by having a wiener roast at William Pelz ' s farm. Next a program was sponsored by Sinfonia for the Great Music Series with the Sinfonia studio ensemble and a lecture by Don Kelly. Eleven new members were received into the fraternity this year. They were: Tom Brauer, Richard Brown, James Christie, Delbert Dale, Wilburn Elrod, John Hedges, Ed Holeman, Benjamin Loveall, Joe Parker, Harold Vigus and Donald White. The officers who served this year were: Morgan O ' Dell, president; James Tilton, secretary; Bob Moore, treasurer, and Lancaster Price, National Councilor. 38 SIGMA AIIMIA IOTA Members are: R. Baldwin, B. Brown, P. Browne, I. Bush, L. Byfield, P. Carpenter, N. I-ord. X. Gra- bill, J. Hatt, M. Henninger, M. Hite, M. Howell, I. Judkins, B. Keller, C. Hedges, N. McQuown, K Rasmussen, C. Stubbs, S. Wallace, and J. Wymond. Sigma Alpha Iota is a national professional music fraternity open to all women students with at least a B average. The year started with a reception for all new women students at the Athletic Club. Later a Bazaar was held March 3U in Rehearsal Hall to raise money for the scholarship fund which the active chapter maintains. The award was given jointly to Shirley Wallace and Nancy Ford. The S.A.I. Patroness Scholar- ship, based on scholarship and contribution to the active chapter was given to Naomi Grabill. The S.A.I. Alumnae Scholarship, based on performance, was given to Carol Hedges. New members Initiated April 24 were: Lillian Bander, Glenna McEIwain, niantha DeGraw, Dolores Hayes, Jacquelin Minneman, Betty Payton, Jean Ray. and Margaret Smith. Officers who served this year were: Irma Judkins, president; Mildred Henninger, vice-president; Imogene Bush, secretary; and Ruth Rasmussen, treasurer. 39 MU PHI EPSILON Members are: A. Boatman, M. Fekete, R. Fuszek, G. Irestone, D. Churchill, V. Javis, R. Lang, M. Laut, D. Mungcr, J. Singleton, and J. Weevie. Mu Phi Episilon is a national music sorority open to women music students with at least a B average. They started the year by giving a reception for all women students at the Delaware dormitory, September 18. October 26, they sponsored a barn dance for the entire student body, and December 6 they had a Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Schricker, who is a Patroness. Formal initiation was held at Student Hall followed by a dinner at the Hawthorne Room for activies and alumnae. Later a dinner was held at the D.A.R. Hall for Patroness and Active chapters. New members are: Patricia Batton, Betty Cramer, Mary Lee, Mary Mason, Barbara Ridgeway, and Carol Roberts. Officers who served Mu Phi this year were: Rita Fuszek, president; Joy Weevie, vice-president; Mary Fekete, secretary, and Virginia Jarvis, treasurer. PHI SIGMA MU Members arc: D. BakLr, B. Brccdlovc, R. Brooks, J. Christie, D. Dale, W. F.lrod, R. I uszek, R. Ger- ken, O. Hardey, C. Henzie, E. Holeman, J. Holeman, N. Hovey, D. Hui lies, D. Kimble, J. Ko lowski, C. Montgomery, M. O ' Dell, J. O ' Nan, R. Powers, C. Smith, M. Walters, P. Wehmeycr, 1). White, M. Vuill, and S. Zaley. Phi Sigma Mu is a national fraternity for music education majors chosen tor their scholastic ability and excellent characteristics. Some of their activities for the year included assisting in the reception for student teachers and critic teachers held in Student Mall. Three delegates attended the National Convention in Bowling Cireen. C hio. They were: W ' ilburn lilrod, Kd. Holeman and James Christie. There were twelve pledges initiated into the fraternity with initiation on the campus and a dinner at the Hawthorne Room. Those received were: Ray Barlow, Thomas Brauer, Lillian Brown, Charles Carlson, Rice Davis, William Gregory, John Hedges. Joe Kuyoth, Dick Sack and Miriam Wright. Officers who served this year were: James Christie, president; Wilburn F.lrod, vice-president; Don Kimble, treasurer; Delbert D.ile, corresponding secretar ; Marilvn Walters, recording secretary; Helen Binkly, historian; Mary Yuill, alumnae secretary, and I ' d Holeman, re(Hirter. David Hughes and Xilo Hovey acted as faculty advisors. 41 ALPHA EPSILON RHO Alpha Alpha Chapter of the National Honorary Fraternity for Radio Alpha Epsilon Rho, received its charter March 31, 1950. Since that time the Fraternity has been an active part of the radio life of Jordan. Alpha Alpha Chapter is in charge of the radio station W AJC here at school. The fraternity is open to students in the Radio Depart- ment at Butler and Jordan who maintain an above average grade in their school work and are interested in making Radio and Television their careers. The members are judged for admission not only on scholarship but on their merit as radio personalities. The Radio fraternity sponsored a dinner at the Martinique Lounge this semester and sent four of its members to the convention of the National in Columbus, Ohio, this year. The officers of the fraternity who are elected by active members are: James Mathis, president, Mary Brubaker, vice-president, and William Wandersee, secretary-treasurer. The officers of the Radio Station WAJCare: William Wandersee, Manager; James Mathis, Program Director; Donald Clark, Chief Announcer; Gerald Shoemaker, Pro- duction Director; Robert Rheinboldt, Continuity Chief; and Jack Worley, Music Director. The radio station began operation at the beginning of the school year with an open house and has operated continuously since. Broadcast hours are from 5:30 until 10:00 p. m. every night. Mayor Al Feeney and many other dignitaries were present and made short addresses at the opening of the station. WAJC has a large following in Indianapolis for their classical music shows. 42 STUDENT TEACHERS Members are: C. Smith, M. Herzberger, P. Martin, M. Yuill, M. Walters, N. Grabill, J. Holeman, S. Zaley, K. Wilson, E. Holeman, C. Carlson, D. Kelly, B. Loveall, and E. Bradley. The Student Chapter of Music Educators National Conference is a new organization for Jordan Campus. They meet for one hour every Tuesday to discuss with a guest speaker or in a round table dis- cussion, the problems of Student Teaching. All student teachers arc required to be members of this organization and with their membership they receive the Music Educators Journal and are entitled to attend the National Music Educators Conference which was held in Fort Wayne this year. The purpose of this group is to help to prepare these students for actual teaching. David Hughes, Director of Student Teaching, is the sponsor of this group. He is responsible to see that all student teachers meet the state requirements as well as the school requirements. Additional members are: R. LeRoy, N. McQuown, B. Farquer, W. Grefory, R. Brooks, H. Binkley, R. Powers, C. Smith, T. Braeuer, M. Lewis, M. Wright, M. 0 " Dell, R. Baldwin, P. Cirpentcr, T. Ritson, J. Kozlowski, D. Kimbal, R. Lavery, M. Bartlett, J. Rodousakis, D. Ross, R. Abbott, C. Bottoms, J. Weevie, J. Frazee, P. Saunders, C. Reeves, M. Hitc, F. Freeland, and B. Grubbs. 43 Margaret Smith Co-editor Norma McQuown Co-editor The publications staff for Opus 1 1 began its work in January under co-editors Margaret Smith and Norma McQuown. Those who worked on the staff this year were: LiUian Bander, Peggy Carpenter, Mary Cox, Wilbur Elrod, John Frazee, Dolores Hayes, Jean Ray, and Marilyn Walters. The editors wish to thank these people for their help in making the book. We also would like to express our appreciation to Jack Bailey, Director of Public Relations, for the time and help he contributed towards Opus 11. Mr. Charles Crippin is our printer and Max Galloway the photog- rapher. Marguerite Carlson Adkins is the faculty advisor to the staff. 44 INTERMISSION is an honorary fraternity which is designed to recog- nize the pubhc performance of work in the field of drama, and which endeav- ors to present entertainment to the pubhc. Members enter the club by hav- ing completed various projects in the production of a play, including staging, lighting, costume, make-up, acting or business. INTERMISSION members held a " strike party " after the production of " Arsenic and Old Lace " last fall, and doughnuts and cider were served to the crews. Cokes were sold by INTERMISSION at each production throughout the year, and a coat check service was sponsored by the club. New members were honored by the fraternity at a dinner held on the third of June at the Italian Village. Accepted to active membership were Joseph Ecktman, Marcia Kimber, Gene Oakes, Jean Vickery, and William Wandersee. Don Kelly and James Lewallen, authors of the spring show, " Who ' ll Pay the Rent? " were received as honorary members. Other mem- bers include Patti Browne, Mary Cox, Rosemary Le Roy, Mary Quinnell, and William Watters. Marguerite Carlson Adkins and James R. Phillippc arc advisors of the club. Many of the student activities on the Jordan campus are administered and regulated by the students themselves through the Student Council, elected in June by the student body. The officers are president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, and four council members, one to represent each class. The Student Fee, paid by all students carrying 10 or more hours, is used for student welfare, and the funds are allocated by the Student Council, under administrative supervision, for student activities. This year Student Council sponsored a student mixer in the fall at Ather- ton Center. Around Christmas time they gave another dance at the Colum- bia Club which was a formal affair. The main event of the year was the annual spring dance which was given June 1st. This was a semi-formal aflFair held at the Severin Roof. The officers who presided this year were: president, Richard Ross; vice- president, Malcolm Lewis; secretary-treasurer, Elaine Buck; and Morgan O ' Dell was in charge of publicity for the year. The four class representatives this year were: Senior, Ed Holeman; Jun- ior, Wnburn Elrod; Sophomore, Fred Niemeyer; Freshman, Jacquelin Min- neman. The Veteran representative for the year was Thomas Braeuer. 46 PERFORMING GROUPS 47 CONCERT BAND Members are: Flute — R. Baldwin, C. Craig, I. Bush, P. Saunders, C. Byfield, C. Hedges. Oboe — L. Byfield, T. Batson, W. Salzman, H. Luce. English Horn — T. Batson. Bass Clarinet: S. Zaley. Harp — P. Carpenter, Clar- inet — S. Peacock, R. Gerken, M. Walters, E. Bradley, J. Christie, P. Wehmeyer, R. Brown, C. Smith, T. Braeuer, R. Benefiel, L. Suesz, D. Crapo, F. Niemeyer, G. Bordner, R. LeRoy, R. Stellhorn, D. Brown. Basson — J. Lewallen, W. Daringer. Saxophone — M. Yuill, B. Little, J. Ray, J. Tilton, O. Hardy. Cornet-Trumpet — D. Kimble, R. Ross, R. Sack, D. Dale, L. Powell, D. Kisshng, J. Koslowski, J. Paxson, D. Zuberer. Trombone- — M. O ' Dell, R. Powers, E. Holeman, J. Robertson, W. Elrod, H. Vigus. Baritone — D. Kelly, J. Holeman, D. Baker, W. Morrow. String Bass — J. Hedges, N. McQuown. Tuba — J. Horton, D. Timmerman. Percussion — G. Beck, J. Venderley, W. Ward, P. Browne, W. Gregory, J. Sewrey. One of Jordan ' s most outstanding performing groups is the concert band. Their first appearance was October 1 8 for the Great Music Series. Later in October they held an open rehearsal to all music teachers during state teachers ' institute. November 1 the band presented their annual fall concert at Caleb Mills Hall with the Chorale. The highlight of the year for this group was a tour through several cities of Northern Indiana which lasted from March 5 to 7. On returning home they entertained many high school convocations near this city. They closed the year by playing an annual spring concert April 12 at Caleb Mills Hall. NiLO HovEY, Conductor, 48 ORCHESTRA Members are: First Violin — J. Rodousakis, H. Engle, A. George, D. White, F. Hurst, B. Pate, E. Kilinski, M. Lind, K. Walker, R. Puree!!. Second Violin — R. Lavery, B. Ridgeway, M. Mason, P. Epperson, D. Brattain, D. Blak, J. Carr, J. Newton, J. Boggs. Viola— G. Meier, C. Reeves, J. Woods, K. Alyea. J. Prather, S. James. Violoncello — G. Flexman, N. Pickler, Y. Beery, R. Wilson, R. Hood. Double Bass — A. Hood, N. McQuown, J. Hedges, D. Timmcrman, J. Parker. Flute — R. Baldwin, C. Hedges, D. Spoolstra. Oboe — L. By- field, W. Salzmann. Englisli Horn — H. Luce. Clarinet — S. Peacock, R. Brown. Bass Clarinet — S. Zaley. Bas- soon — J. Lewallen, W. Daringer. French Horn — H. Ross, F. Schmitt, B. Keller, F. Bawel. Trumpet — D. Dale, R. Hobeck. Trombone— J. Robertson, H. Vigus, D. Kelly. Harp — P. Carpenter. Celest.i— B. Phillips. Percus- sion: J. ' enderly, W. Ward. Timpani — G. Beck. November 29 opened the orchestra ' s activities for the year at which time they played B. Briton ' s number, " Young Peoples Guide to the Orchestra. " Nilo Hovey acted as narrator. The annual Christmas concert was given December 21 in . therton Center at Butler University where the orchestra combined with members of the Chorale and Choir for a beautiful program. A small orchestra composed of many members of concert orchestra played tor operas produced by the drama and voice departments. They ended the year with a spring concert on Ma - 2S at Caleb Mills Hall. Beldon Li on.xrp, CniiJiir nr. 49 CHORALE Left to right, front row: B. Hilton, B. Little, G. McElwain, C. Dockins, M. Henninger, R. Metcalf, J. McCaslin, J. Rooncy, G. Paquin, V. Hidden, M. Herzberger, J. Weevie, M. Lower and Richard Whittington, Director. Second row: N. Beck, J. Wymond, D. Wollom, M. Hehr, R. Brooks, W. Morrow, W. Gregory, R. LeRoy, P. Browne, M. Blocksom, N. Ford. Third row: D. Lotus, R. McClure, J. Kuyoth, C. Montgomery, G. Meier, R. Fleck, J. Eckman, J. Frazee, J. Newman, V. Owen, R. Myers, L Judkins, C. Hadden. Accompanist, Audrey Marshall. Members not pictured are: B. Brown, J. Cusanelli, D. Fischvogt, M. Heckler, B. McLellan, J. O ' Nan, B. Payton, C. Stubbs, R. Winternheimer and D. Woods. Second semester accompanist was Betty Payton and her assistant was Mildred Henninger. Chorale, which is made up of mostly voice students, is the most outstanding vocal organization from Jordan. It has only thirty-nine members with Joseph Ecktman as president of the group. The main highlight of their year was singing in Fort Wayne for the Music Educators National Confer- ence, North Central Division. They began the year by giving a fall concert and following that they entertained at some of the high schools near-by. They sang also at the Illinois State Teachers Convention in Lawrenceburg, Illinois. Christ- mastime presented them at Atherton Center combined with the Butler choir to sing the Messiah. Chorale ended the year by singing a spring concert at the War Memorial where they sang the Requiem. 50 RADIO Last Jordan College of Music added something entirely new to the school. Radio Station WAJC was installed on the third floor of the Administration Building. This station operates on a 750 watt transmitter and is an FM station. The facilities of this station are three broadcast studios, an announcer ' s booth and con- trol room with four turntables, Fairchild recording equipment, microphones, sound effects, tape recorder, and a music library. W ' AJC is programmed entirely by Butler and Jordan students. They broadcast daily from five until ten each evening. In charge of management and program operations is the Alpha Alpha chapter of Alpha Epsilon Rho, the national radio fraternity. By placement of this responsibilit) on the students, their preparation tor professional jobs after graduation will be greatly enhanced. Jordan ' s instructors are active in radio work at Indianapolis radio and television stations. The use of teachers who are employed in radio and television to instruct students, assures the highest type of professional training. Many of Jordan ' s radio graduates have assum.-d posit ' ons of responsibilit)- already. OPERA DEPARTMENT The Opera Department gave its first production on January .9th and 10th at the Odeon. They presented a musical satire called, " In the Name of Culture, " by Alberta Bimboni. This opera is a satire of women ' s clubs by having a meeting of the Self Culture Club with a program of enlightenment that bores the ladies. Various diversions appear such as amusing spats between the members and a bridge game where everyone talks at once. April 3rd and 4th the Opera Department presented a fantastic opera called " The Tales of Hoffmann " by Jacques Offenbach at the Athenaeum. This is a story of Hoffmann, a poet, who has been pursued through- out life by his evil genius, seeks temporary refuge from his melancholy thoughts by drinking with a group of students in a tavern in Nurenburg and by recounting to his companions the stories of his three unhappy love affairs. These were both very fine productions under the direction of Leola Turner, who is the Director of Jordan Opera. 53 DRAMA DEPARTMENT To provide the student with opportunity for pubhc appearance, the Drama Department ofters at least four major productions each year. Tryouts for these productions are open to the student body of Jordan with preference given to majors of the department. Each production also carries its own Stage Manager, Setting, Lighting, Costume, and Properties Chairman, all of whom are Students. In addition to these key positions on the production staffs, there is ample opportunity for students to work on the various crews of stage production. The department sponsors a dramatic fraternity, known as " Intermission " which is to recognize superior work of students in productions. This organization maintains its own student administrative panel and faculty advisors are Marguerite Carlson Adkins and James R. Phillippe. This year the department gave a comedy play, " Arsenic and Old Lace, " by Joseph Kesselring and a con- temporary drama by William Saroyan called " Beautiful People. " 54 " WHO ' LL PAY Tin; RLNT? " Don Kelly James Lewallen Wc would like to p.iy tribute to James C. Lewallen and Don R. Kclh ' who are the composers of the fine musical melodrama " Who ' ll Pay the Rent. " The music for this great production was written by James Lewallen and the libretto by Don Kelly. The story is about a girl named Nell, played by Patti Browne, who trys to sell novelties to pav the rent on her house to keep her mother and her two blind sisters. Harold, played by Joseph Cusanelli, promises to earn the money for Nell to pay the rent. Gene Oakes plays the part of Schuyler, the villain, who buys the mort- gage to the house and will only pay it on the condition that Nell become a burlesque queen in his show. Poor Nell has no alternative so she becomes a star in the burlesque show and ends up in jail. Harold finally earns enough money to pay the rent and comes to release Nell from the cruel Schuyler. Schuyler realizes how hard he has been on Nell and she finds herself at his mercy so Harold ends up with the chorus line from the burlesque show and the show ends with a most patriotic finale. A speaking chorus adapted from the Greeks was used to join the music and dialogue in order to give the audience a better understanding of the show. The chorus master was Don Kelly and the chorus consisted of: Marcia Kimber, Ruth Myers, Mary Quinnell, Milton Hehr, Joseph Kuyoth, William Waters, and Donald Vi ' oods. Miss Mary Sue McCarty acted as choreographer and those who participated in the ballet were: Mary Sue McCarty, Mary Cox, Jan Domojala and Charles Stoncr. Minor parts were played by Joseph licktman, Ed Hole- man, William Wandersee and Morgan O ' Dell. The show was pr(xluced by James R. Phillippc and Marguerite Carlson Adkins and the orchestra was con- ducted by James Lewallen. Settings and lighting were designed by Tom . ' dkins. jy DANCE The Dance Department of Jordan College of Music participated in one production of the school this year. They danced in the opera " The Tales of Hoffman " taking the part of chorus girls with partners, they danced the minuet. Jordan offers all types of dance including ballet, toe, character, modern, and eurhythmies. 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