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Music Music instruction has been offered at Centenary College for many years. Prior to 1929-1930 music courses could be elected for credit toward graduation with the degrees Bache- lor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. It was in that year that the Department of Music became the School of Music and the college began granting the degree, Bachelor of Music. At the same time it became possible for stu- dents to major in music for the de- gree Bachelor of Arts. Since that time the growth of the School of Music has been steady and at the present seven faculty members are devoting their full time to music in- struction, both theoretical and ap- plied. Instruction is offered in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, string bass, in all of the brass instruments, and in practically all of the reed instru- ments. The course in public school music has been a decidedly popular one since the addition of music to the curricula of the public schools in Louisiana. Top — Violinist Albert Martini gives instruction to two of his pupils. Center — Mr. Ralston examines a valuable old parchment manuscript found in an Irish mon- astery. The piece, which dates from the tweltth century, is a Gloria irom a Mass. Bottom — The Quartette in a playlul mood, Har- bin Boddie, Robert Crichlow, Will McKinney , Carl Strother, and accompanist, Dorothy Her-
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Albert Martini, instructor in violin, is olten heard in concert over KWKH. THE FINE ARTS The four branches of musical endeavor., voice, piano, violin and band (group in- struction) work together in perfect har- mony at Centenary, where budding genius blossoms at all hours in an atmos- phere so rarefied that we ordinary mor- tals can hardly survive in it.
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Groups Active The School of Music of Centenary College was admitted to Provisional Membership in the National Asso- ciation of Schools of Music in 1936. The membership of that national accrediting body is made up of the leading schools of music and conservatories of the United States, and Centenary is the only college to be so recognized within a radius of m ore than two hundred miles of Shreveport. During the past year there was evidenced a demand for choral organizations at the college in addition to those of regular course work. There has been a Women ' s Chorus for many years which has won quite a name for itself through appearances at nearby towns with Kollege Kapers and numerous radio broadcasts. Unwilling to let the fair sex claim all the laurels, the boys of Rotary Dorm organized the Centenary Male Glee Club in the fall of 1937, and have developed a highly successful organization, from whose ranks the equally successful Male Quartet is chosen. Every month, the Men ' s and Women ' s Glee Clubs enjoy a get-to-gether and from these meetings the Centenary Mixed Chorus originated. Though still in its infancy, this latest addition to the music groups of Centenary is rapidly increasing in popularity and enthusiasm. The Shreveport Civic Orchestra, under the leadership of a member of the faculty of the School of Music, Lincoln Igou, numbers in its membership those students of music whose abilities in instrumental music en- able them to play symphonic music of the highest order. The Orchestra itself is not in any way connected with the College or the School of Music, but does offer a splendid opportunity for experience to those stu- dents who enjoy this type of activity. Roberta McMahon, accompanied by Mary Frances Collins, pre- pares to reach for a high note under the diiection of Mr. Ralston. The mixed choius, composed of bofh the Men ' s and Women ' s Glee Club, is a popular addition to the Music group. The Men ' s Chorus and the Women ' s Glee Club, jbeiow, vie lor singing honors since both are always much in demand.
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