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IT " 1 ' !: ■:■!:; ' . ' : !I!IIII!!!!!II[I!IIII!II1IIIIIII!IIIIIIII!III!!IIIIIIIIIIII!IIII!!I!I11IU THE NEUME VOLUME XI Jleto Cnglanb Conserbatorp of ifflustc NINETEEN SEVENTEEN iiiiiiiiiiiii!iimi:iiii!;¥ : !:. ! !!!a:i;i;:;:; ; i!!i| t ;iii:! i i::;:;. | ;,;:iiS ,i ;:;:Li; m New President Conservatory Trustees R. SAMUEL CARR, whom his fellow-trustees of the New England Conservatory of Music have unanimouslv chosen to the presidency, succeeding the late Mr. Eben D. Jordan, has for now about twenty years past been known to them as one of the ablest and most judicious of counselors. Coming upon the board during the critical period from which the school began to emerge soon after Mr. Chadwick assumed the directorship, Mr. Carr at once made an impression of business acumen and alert understanding of the needs and aims of the musical pro- fession. He was sympathetic with every effort to improve the financial position of the Conservatory; at the same time every undertaking that meant raising the standard of instruction met with his cordial support. So valuable has his service been that after the loss of last summer he was imme- diately thought of as the ideal successor of the far-sighted and philanthropic man who had just passed on. Born in one of the substantial old houses on Bunker Hill, Charlestown, in 1848, of good New England ancestry on both sides of the family, Mr. Carr re- ceived conventional education in the Bunker Hill Grammar School and, the parents having later moved out to a suburban home, in the Newton High School. Both the father and mother were musically inclined, and the boy quite markedly so, for at fifteen he was chosen organist of the West Newton Congregational Church. Thus began a weekly service as organist and musical director in several churches which, with only a few weeks ' intermission, was continuous for forty years. In 1884 Mr. Carr was elected to the position of organist and director of music at the historic Old South Church, in Copley Square, to the manifold duties of which he gave his best attention until 1904. He then resigned from active service. Mr. Carr is still chairman of the music committee at the Old South, and, by vote of the church, honorary musical director and organist. He has composed and arranged various hymns and anthems. He is an honorary member of the New England Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Starting at the age of eighteen as a bank clerk, he early made a reputation for integrity, seriousness of purpose, insight and constructive imagination. In 1883 he became the private secretary of Frederick L. Ames, with whom he was closely associated down to the latter ' s death in 1893. Upon the passing of Governor Oliver Ames, in 1895, Mr. Carr became one of the executors and trustees of the estate. He is a director in several corporations. He has been concerned in important railroad reorganizations. His personal predilection for music has kept him constantly in touch with developments in a profession which, had he so chosen, he might presumably have followed with conspicuous success. He has followed music, however, not merely in the spirit of getting personal enjoyment from it, but in that of doing his part to give pleasure to others, for, as he says, " as one grows older, one realizes more and more that the lasting satisfactions of life come from service to others. " Page four SAMUEL CARR President of the Board of Trustees Co vEStjom Wit espectfuUp JBebteate Htysi Xolume Our late President, Mr. Eben D. Jordan By G. W. CHADWICK N THE death of our late President, Mr. Eben D. Jordan, the New England Conservatory lost its staunchest and most loyal supporter, and one of its best friends. His interest in the Con- servatory, even during the more exciting developments of the Boston Opera Company, never diminished. It was one of his most ardent desires to make use of the facilities afforded by the Boston Opera House for the advantage of the Conservatory. It was not his fault that this was not possible to a greater extent. As it was, there were several young singers from our school who were launched on a successful career at the Boston Opera House, and quite a number of our orchestra players became members of the Opera Orchestra. To those who knew him intimately, Mr. Jordan showed a kindly and generous nature, from which many struggling students and musicians have profited. And although he sometimes was not recompensed with gratitude, it never seemed to embitter him or cause him to regret his generous impulses. He was a man of singular modesty. To be obliged to speak in public caused him a good deal of worry; but when he did so his words were simple and direct, and very much to the point. Mr. Jordan ' s benefactions to the Conservatory were not only many and liberal, but wise and timely. The lot on which the Conservatory building stands was bonded by Mr. Jordan for the Conservatory some time before we were in a position to begin the erection of the building. When work was finally begun, the land had increased very much in value, of which we of course got the benefit. In his gift of Jordan Hall to the Conservatory, he " builded better than he knew, " for this place has become a mecca for all the artists of the country. They have made it known far and wide as remarkable for sound. To our stu- dents who make their public appearances there, it is a continual joy and inspi- ration. Foreseeing that we should eventually need room for expansion, his next gift was the adjacent lot, which has also increased much in value since we came into possession of it. In his last gift he bequeathed us a sufficient sum to pay our remaining indebtedness. This final munificent gift is the keystone of the arch for which we have been laying the stone and mortar, and sometimes carrying the hod, for the last fifteen years. It is now complete, and, as I believe, per- manent. In Jordan Hall, on Friday evening, November 24, 1916, a special concert by the Conservatory Chorus and Orchestra was given in honor of Mr. Jordan ' s memory, with an address by our former President, Hon. Richard H. Dana. Page six EBEN D. JORDAN 3fn JHemortam The Founding and Early History of the JJeto Cnglanb Conserbatorp of ifflusiie - — i By F. ADDISON PORTER HEN we pursue our studies in an institution, well established, flourishing, with a world-wide reputation, how much we are apt to accept unthinkingly as simply a part of the existing order of things, without, perhaps, a single reflection as to the painful efforts and heroic perseverance to which were due the original establishment of such an institution and the initial impetus to- ward its ever-increasing growth and success. No school or institution of any kind consists merely of the building it occupies or of the equipment at its command at any one time or period; rather, the school itself represents day by day the sum total of human endeavor expended in its behalf and in furthering the highest principles for which it stands. Just as the present high standing of our Conservatory is due to the splendid endeavor and achievement for the past twenty years, of our present director, Mr. George W. Chadwick, and his collaborators, so was the structure of the real school as they found it a result of the efforts previously expended, not only arduous in themselves, but, in the begining, put forth against the opposition of public opinion and with no existing capital save a whole-hearted enthusiasm. This school first existed in a man ' s mind, and that man was Eben Tourjee. At the time when he conceived the idea of a conservatory, there was no oppor- tunity in this country for class instruction in music at any school where art was placed on the same footing as other studies. The circumstances and ambitions in which the New England Conservatory had its origin may best be described in the words of Dr. Tourjee himself when, in a report dated 1883, he said, " For thirty years it has been the aim and effort of my life to found and equip an in- stitution which should bring within the reach of the many the priceless benefits of a first-class musical education, that these in turn might become missionaries for its universal diffusion. The struggle through which I had to pass and the difficulties which I had to overcome in obtaining even the fragmentary education in music which this country could then afford me led me to this determination; and, keeping this object before me, I have, by every means in my power, labored both in season and out of season for the accomplishment of that purpose. Under God, my success has been beyond my expectation. When I began the study of music, there were no music-schools and few teachers of eminence, and these Page eight NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC latter commanded such prices for their services as to put them beyond the reach of the poor. The conservatory system of Europe was without illustration in this country; and its later discovery was to me a revelation. The possibilities of which I undertook to realize to my countrymen. " Dr. TourK e ' s first effort to establish the class system for musical education was made at Fall River, Mass., in 1853. In 1859 he obtained a charter for and organized a musical institute in connection with the Academy at Fast Greenwich, R. I. In 1863, Dr. Tourjee made a trip to Furope and personally studied in and investigated the methods of the European conservatories, which fired him with enthusiasm on his return to start a larger school, which he did at Providence, R.I., in 1864. However, his constant ambition was to establish a music-school in Boston, and finally his dream was realized when on Monday, February 18th, 1867, the New Fngland Conservatory opened its first classes in the Central Music Hall Building of Boston. The faculty of this new school included the foremost musicians of the day, being as follows: pianoforte, Otto Dresel, B. J. Lang, Frnst Perabo, Stephen A. Fmery, Robert Goldbeck; harmony and composition, Messrs. Goldbeck and Fmery; instrumentation, Carl Zerrahn; vocal culture, Signor Dama, Messrs. Zerrahn and Tourjee; organ, S. P. Tuckerman, George F. Whiting; violin, VV. H. Schultze; violoncello, Wulf Fries; contrabass, August Stein. In 1870 the New Fngland Conservatory was incorporated, and in that year the first class was graduated. The school remained in the Music Hall building until 1882, when, indeed, it had grown to be a flourishing institution with an enrollment of about 700 stu- dents, an extremely significant fact when we stop to think of the striking contrast offered between conditions for music-study existing in the homes then and now. Today the most modest of homes possesses its piano as a matter of course, while in those days even the more pretentious homes could boast of nothing better than a cabinet organ; today music-study is regarded as a necessary part of every child ' s education, whereas then it was still considered as an accomplish- ment to be cultivated almost exclusively by the affluent leisure-class. It is such schools as this that have wrought the change. The year 1SS2 found Dr. Tourjee still pushing on with a never-waning enthu- siasm toward the development of a school still larger and covering an even broader held of instruction, for it was his theory that " perfect education requires the symmetrical development of all the faculties. " In accordance with this idea, he desired to add to the courses already included in the curriculum, departments of oratory, fine arts, and physical culture, and also to establish a home for women students in the school. For this purpose the St. James Hotel in Franklin Square Page ten CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN was purchased and converted to the uses of the Conservatory, including the new departments and home. During the fifteen years at the Music Hall Building, the Conservatory had become a well-paying private institution, Dr. Tourjee necessarily profiting thereby but in order to realize his ideals in connection with this new enterprise and for the sake of perpetuating this school of his heart, our founder turned over his entire property, amounting to about $50,000 in its behalf, and voluntarily gave it all into the hands of a board of trustees. That his hopes and ambitions were well-founded, and his investment timely, is proved by the fact that during the first year in the new building the number of pupils more than doubled itself, the enrollment amounting to over 1600. hile these closely related, but not strictly musical, departments of oratory, fine arts, etc., were entirely successful and productive of great good, study along those lines has gradually, during the development of the school, been relegated to those other schools which have later come into existence, specializing along these same lines, and the Conservatory has rightly conformed to the spirit of the times in itself specializing as a school of music. It is always timely, and especially so at the end of this brimming half-century, to look backward with affectionate gratitude to the one who gave life to our be- loved school; and let us never forget that in creating for us this fair heritage, Dr. Tourjee gave not only his time, his unflagging efforts, his exceptional enthu- siasm, but all he possessed, and finally his own life. What greater offering can man make? Page eleven j Director Chadwick and Our Curriculum By LOUIS C. ELSON N THE September-October issue of the New England Conser- vatory Magazine-Review, the present writer published an ap- preciation of the character and the compositions of Mr. Chad- wick. On the completion of the 20th year of his directorship there still remains much to be said about the work that he has done within our Conservatory. If some of the old students of Franklin Square days were to attend the examinations which have recently been held, or acquaint themselves with the re- quirements of a full course, they would realize that, thanks to Mr. Chadwick, the Conservatory has become much more of a College, or even a University, than it pretended to be in the olden times. Let us examine but a few of these advances. The lectures have a much wider scope than of yore and there are examinations upon them which make their val- uable information an integral part of the course. Most especially Mr. Chadwick labored to bring the Institution out of the piano rut into which it was drifting. The piano department is as powerful as ever (even more so), but a piano education alone is not tolerated in the grad- uate. Mr. Chadwick insisted upon ensemble work in many ways. The great annual piano competition was due to the generosity of the Mason Hamlin Co., but the artistic position of Mr. Chadwick made it possible for him to obtain as judges the leading conductors, composers and musicians, on this and other occasions. The director ' s high position in the musical world has resulted in the co-operation of many great personages in the artistic and the commercial world, men who once looked askance at our Alma Mater, or at least held aloof from it. This change of sentiment was largely due to the confidence in the standard which Mr. Chadwick was establishing. He never aimed at big- ness merely. Quality not quantity was his motto, and because of the quality of the new curriculum the quantity followed in its wake. Of course Piano and Voice are the chief studies in every Conservatory in the world, but Mr. Chadwick saw to it that none of the other points of musical study were neglected. Every orchestral instrument has its professor within our walls. The vocal department had an important adjunct added in chorus training. Most artistic and advanced of all was the orchestra which this eminent composer- conductor founded. Not an amateur organization, but one which has given most classical as well as most modern works. These are a few of the advances which the Conservatory has made under Mr. Chadwick ' s regime, and the end is by no means attained, for there is constant advance made from year to year. We have already attained a rank which is equal to that of the best European Conservatories before the war, and, with the favorable conditions for the United States at present, and with the continued guidance of our broadminded and artistic conductor, we may yet hope to have the very best Conservatory in the world. Page twelve G. W. CHADWICK WALLACE GOODRICH Dean of the Faculty RALPH L. FLANDERS General Manager FREDERICK L. TROWBRIDGE Assistant Manager :i: :ih;:N::!i::!u;!;i:::iif:!i;ii!] ' iiiMM-:M::ii .M:,.;h,iiv.;i iMi.ii 1 :;!. : ' i m :i, .ii;:!!!!:! ' :!!!-.!!!::!!. iiMMii !i ■; ::: ;i- m. Mi.i; ■;!, imuimiihiiihu I SENIOR CLASS I (Class Jfflotto CARPE DIEM Class Colors OLD ROSE AND GREY 1917 m !li:ill: ; t!i:!lini!;![|lll!!l!ll!!!lll! NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC NEW ENGLAND AT MUSIC HALL BUILDING, BOSTON, MASS., To Open Monday, February 18th, 1SG7. DIRECTORS: EBEN TOURJEE, ROBERT GOLDBECK, Secretary: L. F. SNOW, STAFF OF PROFESSORS: PIANO EORTE : B. J. 1ANO, ERNST PERABO, S. A. EMERY, ROBERT UOLDBECK. Harmony and Composition : Instrumentation : R. GOLDBECK, S. A. EMERY, CARL ZERRAIIN. Vocal Culture : Sigcor DAMA, CARL ZERRAIIN, EBEN TOURJEE, Organ : S. P. TUCKERMAN, Mus. Doc. O. E. WHITING. Violin : Violoncello : W. IT. SCIIULTZE, WULF FRIES. Contra Basso : AUGUST STEIN. Flute, Clarionet, Cornet, and all other Orchestral Instruments, taught by musicians of ability. SBf The Staff of Professors is constantly to be increased in all its departments.J30 CARL ZERRAHN, Orchestral Conductor of the Grand Quarterly Conservatory Concerts. B. J. LANG, E. PERABO, R. GOLDBECK, Conductors of the Conservatory Monthly Chamber Concerts. E. TOURJEE, Conductor of the Fortnightly Musical Soirees. Elocution and Singing in Classes, will he taught, and negotiations are now pending with two very successful teachers in these departments. Facsimile of the title page of the first circular of the New England Conservatory of Music CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN iiuiWKlmiiiNiiNOiH ' ii i; ■ ■ war, if: ic ■ J : ■ :■■■• The Neume Board Editor-in-Chiej Wendell M. Jones Associate Editors Mary Jane Wallace Ethel Loomis Dickinson Assistant Editors Adele Pomeroy Lien Virginia Beatrice O ' Brien William Belknap Burbank Business Manager George Webster Hathaway Assistant Business Manager Minnie Harris Business Committee Marion Swart Birdsall Emma Marie Grabert Stanley Seiple Page nineteen NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Candidates for Graduation FRANCIS M. FINDLAY Fishhaven, Idaho " A man after his own heart " Trumpet under L. Kloepfel President Junior and Senior years MARJORIE WILLIE SCHADT Scranton, Pennsylvania " For every why she had a wherefore " Voice under Charles A. White Recording Secretary, Junior and Senior years GEORGE WALTER SHAW Caribou, Maine " Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprises " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Vice-President , Junior and Senior years Member Concert Committee CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN MARTHA GALLUP WILLIAMS Mystic, Connecticut " She is gentle that doth gentle deeds " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Corresponding-Secretary, Senior year SCHUYLER WENTWORTH HORTON Greenport, New York " Get money, still get money, no matter by what means " Voice under Charles H. Bennett Treasurer, Junior and Senior years Member Emblem Committee DESSA WEISBURGH Albany, New York " A friend in need is a friend indeed " Voice under Charles A. White Assistant-Treasurer, Senior year Page twenty -one NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC liii ' iiiiiiiiaiiiimiiitiniiii » n nuiiinmiia nam □MiiiiNiiiiamiiiiiiiitomiiiitiiiioiiiiiNmiiamiiiiiiiiinii nun " 10m o miiannm ctn i n re i i n i c i idun iuiiiiniiiiiKMi iuiiiiictimii»iwNiiiHiiiioMMHMi iK iHitmi K»imiiMiiunii»iiHraiHni Hw MARTHA BAIRD Los Angeles, California " Good things should be praised " Pianoforte under George W. Proctor Winner of Mason Hamlin prize ELVIRA FRANCES BENSSIA Somerville, Massachusetts " Loyal in everything " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto MARION SWART BIRDSALL Delhi, New York " Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low " Pianoforte under Stuart Mason Member Neume Business Committee Page twenty-two CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN MELBA COMER BROOKSHIER Ogden, Utah " A merry heart doeth good " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Member Emblem Committee WILLIAM BELKNAP BURBANK Boston, Massachusetts " Just and steady of purpose " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Auditor, Senior year Member Neume Editorial Staff VIOLA IRENE BURCKEL Meriden, Connecticut " Still waters run deep " Pianoforte under Henry Goodrich Page twenty-three NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC MIRIAM RUTH BURKE Portland, Maine " Pensive, quiet and still " Pianoforte under Edwin Klahre MARIE CORRIES CAMPBELL Brookline, Massachusetts " Her countenance is the index of her mind " Pianoforte under Richard Stevens Member Entertainment Committee, Senior year ELIZABETH AURELIA CARINI Rockland, Maine " ' Tis only noble to be good " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Member Entertainment Committee, Junior year Page twenty-Jour CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN DOROTHY PRESCOTT CHAPLIN Cambridge, Massachusetts " Truth is ever precious " Pianoforte under Carl Stasny Member Entertainment Committee, Senior year AGNES HALL CHASTEN Wilmington, North Carolina " Attempt not, or accomplish " Pianoforte under George W. Proctor MARY RUDDY CLIFFORD Wheeling, West Virginia " Of manners gentle " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Page twenty-five NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC MARY THERESA CONDON Allston, Massachusetts " Sweets to the sweet " Pianoforte under Richard Stevens ELIZABETH LANDON CONSTABLE Warsaw, Virginia " Joys have I many, cares have I none " Pianoforte under Frank S. Watson 1 2 j HELEN LONGSTREET COOLIDGE Milton, Massachusetts " Tis better to be brief than tedious " Pianoforte under Clayton Johns Page twenty-six CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN A. MAY DAHL Cedar Falls, Iowa " Perseverance conquers all things " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Organ under Wallace Goodrich WILLIAM EVERETT DONOVAN Decatur, Illinois " A sound mind in a sound body " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Auditor, Senior year ARTHUR EPHRAIM ECKLUND Everett, Washington " When a man marries, his troubles begin ' Pianoforte under Henry Goodrich Corresponding-Secretary, Junior year Page twenty-seven NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC MARION FISHER Hopedale, Massachusetts " No sooner said than done " Pianoforte under Kurt Fischer JENNIE OLIVE FLAGG Littleton, Massachusetts " Zealous yet modest " Pianoforte under Charles Dennee SADIE MADELINE FOX Hudson, Massachusetts " Gentle in mien, word and tongue " Pianoforte under F. Addison Porter Page twenty-eight CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN BERNICE ULETA FROST Mitchell, South Dakota " A laugh is worth a hundred groans " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto ETHOLA WINONAH FROST Belfast, Maine " A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck Pianoforte under Frederick F. Lincoln CHURCH GATES W eymouth, N. S " What ' s in a name " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Page twenty-nine NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC miii (J lumiMiiiiiniiriNiiiNiiu m[) i (] n „„ EMMA MARIE GRABERT Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts " Dare to be wise " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Member Neume Business Committee WILLIAM HADDON Stockholm, Sweden " Heights reached were not attained by sudden flight " Pianoforte under Lee Pattison EVA HALL HANSON Salem, Massachusetts " Handsome is as Hanson does " Pianoforte under Kurt Fischer Page thirty CLJSS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN MINNIE HARRIS Roxbury, Massachusetts " For I am nothing if not critical " Pianoforte under F. Addison Porter Assistant Business Manager Neume GEORGE WEBSTER HATHAWAY Danvers, Massachusetts " Gentle dullness ever loves a joke " Pianoforte under Stuart Mason Business Manager Neume Member Entertainment Committee, Junior ye ETHEL BERNICE HEALD Somerville, Massachusetts " Her soldier boy to the war has gone " Pianoforte under Henry Goodrich Page thirty-one NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC ALBERT MOUL HEILMAN Chicago, Illinois " The atrocious crime of being a young man " Pianoforte under J. Albert Jeffery Chairman Entertainment Committee, Senior vear STELLA WINONA HILLER Mattapoisett, Massachusetts " Great even in little things " Pianoforte under Charles Dennee PAUL EDWIN HOLLISTER Kolar Town, India " On their merits modest men are dumb ' Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Page thirty-two CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN ELENOIR CAROLINE HOOD Norwood, Massachusetts " The very pink of perfection " Pianoforte under Edwin Klahre MARION CRONE HURLEY Randolph, Massachusetts " I must have liberty, withal " Pianoforte under Edwin Klahre CLARA MURIEL LARSEN La Crosse, Wisconsin " Mistress of herself, tho ' china fall " Pianoforte under George Proctor Page thirty-three NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC ALMA ADELE McCRUMMEN El Paso, Texas " For she is a jolly good fellow " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Member Entertainment Committee, Senior year Chairman Emblem Committee. CAMILLE McGEE Leland, Mississippi " A light heart lives long " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Member Entertainment Committee, Senior year ISABEL HOLLIDGE MARSHALL Lancaster, New Hampshire " As for bidding me not to work, one might as well put a kettle on the fire and say, ' Now don ' t boil Pianoforte under Charles Dennee Page thirty-Jour CLASS OF NINETEEN SE FEN TEEN RUTH EMMA MILLER Charleston, West Virginia " There was a jolly miller " Pianoforte under Edwin Klahre CHARLES WINTHROP NELSON Worcester, Massachusetts " The man that blushes is not quite a brute " Pianoforte under Charles F. Dennee MARION CATHERINE O ' BRIEN Worcester, Massachusetts " I am never merry when I hear sweet music " Pianoforte under Frank S. Watson Page thirty -five NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC ETHEL JOSEPHINE PATTISON Roslindale, Massachusetts " I cannot all my moments prove " Pianoforte under Richard Stevens JOY PAXTON Topeka, Kansas " A thing of beauty is a joy forever " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto Page thirty-six CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN VIVIAN MABEL REED-STROUT Waltham, Massachusetts " A wife is the gift of heaven " Pianoforte under H. S. Wilder HELEN EDITH RHODES Newtonville, Massachusetts " Patient and persevering " Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto ROWENA HARRIS ROSENDALE Fostoria, Ohio " My mind is my kingdom " Pianoforte under Carl Stasny Page thirty-seven SEW ESGLASD COXSERFJTORY OF MUSIC STANLEY JULIUS SEIPLE Greenville, Pennsylvania " I ' ve a cottage built for two " Pianoforte under Carl Stasny Member Neume Business Committee ELIZA ROPER SWAN East Haddam, Connecticut " The joy of work is greater than the joy of pleasure " Pianoforte under Frederick F. Lincoln Page thirty-eight CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN EVA LANGLEY SWAIN Concord, New Hampshire " A manner so plain, unaffected, and sincere " Pianoforte under Carl Stasnv NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC MARION LOUISE TOWNSEND Enfield, New Hampshire " A quiet, thoughtful maiden " Pianoforte under F. Addison Porter DOROTHY ELIZABETH TREMBLE Dallas, Texas " Deeds, not words " Pianoforte under Carl Stasny MARY JANE WALLACE Roxbury, Massachusetts " Mary, Mary, quite contrary " Pianoforte under Clayton Johns Associate Editor Neume Page forty CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN MARGARET WAY Winsted, Connecticut " A solitary way " Pianoforte under F. Addison Porter CLARK M. JAMESON Worcester, Massachusetts " Fancy free " Pianoforte under Frederick F. Lincoln CARMETA JOSEPHINE APPLEBY Watertown, Massachusetts " Most musical, most melancholy " Voice under Clarence B. Shirley Page forty-one NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC FLORENCE ETHEL ROSALIE ASBURY Morganton, North Carolina " Firm endeavor stands the test " Voice under Charles A. White GRACE BOZARTH Williamsburg, Virginia " Late, late, so late " Voice under Charles A. White MARION DAVISON Albany, New York " Virtue is a thousand shields " Voice under Charles H. Bennett Member Photograph Committee Page forty-two CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN ELEANOR FRANCES EDSON Lynn, Massachusetts " Her character gives splendor to youth " Voice under Clarence B. Shirlev HAZEL BELLE EMERSON Minneapolis, Minnesota " Better late than never " Voice under Charles H. Bennett EUGENIA ADAMS FANNING West Hartford, Connecticut " ' Tis a lady ' s privilege to change her mind " Voice under Charles H. Bennett Page forty-three NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC ADELE POMEROY LIEN Crosby, North Dakota " They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts " Voice under Charles A. White Member Neume Editorial Staff Page forty-four CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN VIRGINIA BEATRICE O ' BRIEN New Haven, Connecticut " Virtue is true nobility " Voice under Charles H. Bennett Member Photograph Committee Member Neume Editorial Staff SARAH ELIZABETH OAKES Boise, Idaho " Great oaks from little acorns grow " Chairman Concert Committee Voice under Charles A. White VELMA LOIS SUTTON McCook, Nebraska " I ' m sure Care ' s an enemy to life " Voice under Charles H. Bennett Page forty-Jive NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC HELEN MAY WATSON Boston, Massachusetts " A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, a hand to execute " Voice under Mabel Stanaway Briggs Member Entertainment Committee, Junior and Senior years RUTH CAMMACK Huntington, West Virginia " Secret and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster " Organ under Wallace Goodrich MARSHALL SPRING BI DWELL Great Barrington, Massachusetts " He had a face like a benediction " Organ under Wallace Goodrich Page forty-six CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN ETHEL LOOMIS DICKINSON Hartford, Connecticut " True as the dial to the sun " Associate Editor Neume Organ under Henry M. Dunham FRANK ELLIS Hazlehurst, Mississippi " A man ' s a man for a ' that " Organ under Wallace Goodrich WENDELL M. JONES Alliance, Ohio " Whose little body lodged a mighty mind " Organ under Homer C. Humphrey Chairman Entertainment Committee, Junior year. Editor-in-Chief Neume Page forty-seven IGNACE NOWICKI New York City, New York " Who dreams of noble things, and works for them too " Violin under Timothee Adamowski Page forty-eight CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN AILEEN MARIE THOMPSON Vancouver, B. C. " Prepared for every event " Member Entertainment Committee, Senior year Violin under Timothee Adamowski. Page forty-nine NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Post Graduate Students CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN Members of Senior Class who left school before graduation, to enter military service Paul Edwin Hollister, Fort Slocum, New York George Walter Shaw, Aviation School, Buffalo Frank Ellis, Hazlehurst, Mississippi William Everett Donovan, Coast Patrol, Newport Page fifty-one NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Special Certificate Students HESTER J. DEASEY Birmingham, Alabama Pianoforte accompaniment under Wallace Goodrich MURIEL D. SCOTT Danforth, Maine Voice under William H. Dunham MRS. MILDRED MILLS Kalispall, Montana Voice under Sullivan A. Sargent RULON Y. ROBINSON Salt Lake City, Utah Voice under Charles H. Bennett WESLEY I. HOWARD Richmond, Indiana Ensemble playing under Josef Adamowski JOHN D. MURRAY Corebridge, Scotland Violin under Timothee Adamowski Page fifty -two n il mil " " " MUD OlliPII □lUllnlliiiUlu. 12 ■ iiii.riur Lli.n :iii " CJ ' ni[)IIiiii lilMU ir i [! Dim " iiNHliu i Our Class History Pimm n unit; ioihj nc j a a mif- By ADELE POMEROY LIEN O turn from musical studies to the writing of history is a diffi- cult task. That of writing our class history is still more difficult, for it is hardly more than an accumulation of facts, to outward view unadorned by romance. When in the fall of 1914 one hundred and six students com- ing from twenty-six states were organized as the Junior Class by Mr. Chadwick, enthusiasm permeated the atmosphere. The initial social function, the Acquaintance Party, given in Recital Hall, was unique in character, in that the class actually had a good time without dancing. A little later certain people who, as we met them in the corridors, seemed to regard us with a superior air, proved to be the charming hosts and hostesses of the Senior-Junior Dance. The evening passed so pleasantly that an early date was set for the Junior- Senior Dance, which stands out in memory less for its very light refreshments than for the unusual attractiveness of Recital Hall, and for the presence of dis- tinguished patronesses. The second year found our number slightly diminished, but found us with patience and resoluteness added to our virtues, which with an inspiring talk from Mr. Chadwick gave fresh impulse to our endeavors. The social event of the season was the Senior-Junior Dance at which we tried to emulate the cordial welcome of our own Junior year. Following this was the dance given in Whitney Hall, the success of which can be measured better socially than financially. Then came the Junior-Senior dancing party, a happy evening for all present. Our Senior Class Concert (?) still rings in memory ' s ears ; and we anticipate unparalleled success in coming class events, at close of the school year. s This is our chronicle. We do not apologize for its briefness. We hope that our future history will show that diligence in our work has chiefly characterized us as students of the New England Conservatory of Music. Page fifty-three Junior Class Carl M. Bergmann President Junior Class; 0Uittvsi President Carl M. Bergmann Vice-President Theodore H. Post Treasurer Blanche Marietta Speer Recording-Secretary . . . Dorothy Margaretta Price Corresponding-Secretary . . . Pauline Tourgee Nelson Claw Colors! — PURPLE AND GOLD Page fifty -four The Class of Nineteen Eighteen pianoforte Allen, Matilda Agnes Anderson, Mildred Asper, Frank W. Beltzhoover, Kathryn Eckels Bement, Vertene Erma Bernard, Theodore Anthony Blake, Dorothea Ross Borns, Marguerite Emmeline Callahan, Mildred Lippincott Chastain, Regina Carey Church, Della Alberta Colby, Martha Teressa Coleman, Madeline Violetta Cummings, Hazel Estelle Davis, Rachel Katherine Dievendorf, Evelyn Angell Dye, C. Mildred Faust, Marguerite Elizabeth Fearon, Mildred Ferrandi, Blanche Genevieve Fleming, Jessie Lovell Frary, Marjorie Diana Hale, Elizabeth Henderson, Paul Fremont Holbrook, Elizabeth Perkins Johnson, Mrs. Florence Booco Kaulbach, Eunice Mary Kenney, Douglas Partridge Kessler, Louwillie Kienle, Marion Christine King, Lue Slocum Kinne, Florence M. Bunker, Louise Evangeline Cook, Kathleen Fields, Mildred Cushman Page fifty -five Knapp, Ruby Edwina Lloyd, Catherine McClure, Marjorie Frances Matsuki, Tsuya Messenger, Helen Martha Monk, Edythe Louise Murphy, Esther Katherine Nelson, Barbara Tourjee Parker, Alithea Eleanor Perkins, Gladys Peterson, Olga Marie I. Price, Dorothy Margaretta Ratta, Adeline Katherine Rice, Carolyn Worcester Roddy, Frances Willa Rollins, Rena Marion Rooney, Margherita Veronica Ross, Rachel Ruple, Grace Lillian Russell, Agnes Frances Schuleen, Betty Angelica Sellers, Amy Mildred Sheerin, Mary Elizabeth Silver, Viola Myrtle Smith, Dorothy Anna Stewart, Dean Edwards Thropp, Charlotte West Torbert, Emily Constance Vann, John K. Warren, Gladys Ethelwynne Woodend, Ruth Elizabeth Toice Filler, Mary Heinlein Herzberg, Faye Beatrice Jahnz, Hulda Gertrude NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC " Joitt — Continued McMicken, Helen Muzzy, Eleanor Louise Phipps, Helen Eliza Porter, Ada Mary Ludlum, Dorothy Branch Crawford, Raymond Amery French, Mildred Estella Loeser, Mabel Elizabeth Bergman, Carl M. Bunker, Louise Evangeline Cohen, John Hoppin, Stuart Bliss Post, Theodore H. Seguin, Rose Edith Seibert, Naomi Ferguson Shaner, Marjorie Calverleigh Speer, Blanche Marietta rgan Steckel, Edwin Moore Thomas, Iva Jane Young, Charles Ansel Violin Jones, Louisa Vaughn Langley, Allan Lincoln Moore, Lillian Marguerite Nelson, Pauline Tourjee Jflute Nassis, Thomas G. trombone Swift, Archibald Granville I Informal Recital by Members of the Faculty | IN COMMEMORATION OF THE Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston February 18, 1867 programme Bach Fugue in E " major {Saint Anns) for the Organ Mr. Humphrey Mozart .... Aria from Die Zauberflote: " Possenti Numi " ( " 0 Isis unci Osiris " ) Mr. Sargent Bach Fantasia in C minor for the Pianoforte Dr. Jefferv Mendelssohn . . Aria from Elijah: " If with all your hearts ye truly seek Him " Mr. Shirley Beethoven . . . Sonata in A minor (Kreutzer) for Pianoforte and Violin (first movement) Messrs. DeVoto and Ringwall Page fifty-seven Programs $erformeb bp tfce Conaerbatorp ©rcfjestra Mr. G. W. CHADWICK, Conductor NOVEMBER, 191 6 - - MAY, 191 7 i obember 8, 1916 M ozart .... Symphony in D major (Kochel 385) Liszt Pianoforte Concerto in E flat major Mr. Guy Maier (Class of 1913) Bruneau .... Entr ' acte symphonique from Messidor Pianoforte Solos Grieg Suite, Peer Gynt, op. 46 December 15, 1916 (Orchestra, Conservatory Chorus and Advanced Students) J. C. D. Parker Contralto Solo and Chorus from The Redemption Hymn 3n ifflemonam JAMES CUTLER DUNN PARKER June 2, 1828— November 27, 1916 Handel .... Concerto in B flat major, No. 12, for the Organ and Orchestra Marshall S. Bidvvell Handel .... Recitative and Aria from The Messiah: " Comfort ye my people " Rulon Y. Robison Grieg Pianoforte Concerto in A minor I. Clara Muriel Larsen II, III. William Haddon Rubinstein . . Ballet Music from Feramors Page fifty-eight CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN Jfebruarp 2, 1917 (Conducted by Mr. Shepherd of The Faculty) Brahms .... Akademische Festouverture Saint-Sa ' ens . . . Africa, Fantaisie for Pianoforte and Orchestra Mr. Mason, of The Faculty Bach-Bachrich . . Prelude, Adagio, Gavotte and Rondo for String Orchestra Mozart .... Aria from Le Nozze di Figaro: " Non piu andrai " Mr. Bennett, of The Faculty Beethoven . . . Symphony No. 5, in C minor iHarcf) 9, 1917 (Conducted by Mr. Wallace Goodrich, Dean of The Faculty) Schumann . . . Overture, Scherzo and Finale Horatio Parker Aria from Hore Novissima: " Urbs Syon aurea " Mr. Shirley, of The Faculty Arthur Foote . . Theme and Variations from the Suite in D minor G. W. Chadwick. Adonais, Elegiac Overture Louis Aubert . . Fantaisie for Pianoforte and Orchestra Mr. Stevens, of The Faculty Map 11, 1917 Goldmark. . Overture, Sakuntala Grieg Pianoforte Concerto in A minor Mrs. Lothian, of The Faculty Carl McKinley . Indian Summer Idyl (Harvard 1917) Tschaikowsky . . Aria from Jeanne d ' Arc: " Adieu, forets " Miss Dorothy Cook Wagner .... Vorspiel, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Page fifty-nine inn: i!) i ::mi ' n • can -mo " into iiciiimiiiiiiiaiimiimm; i n 1 1 um i unrO lOMiiiiin . . □ iiiniiiiiuiiNirjiiiiii mill uiiOnim ini [iiiimnnipi]; nm r riniiin[| Class Poem Dm iv lit) tr: 1 3i : umi lOi D HCJ nn run;: i|)m .ma nnuiij minnin niitiiimmaui [ J 111111a C ■ nnniiniinU :: mil ! im.nn nics umiO »innin»i i t«- By ETHEL LOOMIS DICKINSON When at Creation ' s dawning Went forth the wondrous word, The darkest voids of Chaos, The farthest spaces, heard. Then, at the Maker ' s signal, The worlds began to throng, And, speeding on their courses, They wove a mighty song. Now in some mortal fingers Are placed the precious keys That unlock the mystic measures Of the heavenly symphonies. These men we call the Masters. To them we come to learn, Because we ' ve ears that listen — Because we ' ve hearts that yearn. Glad years we ' ve spent together — We who have dreamed the dream — With kindest hands to guide us Following the gleam. But now, dear friends and schoolmates, And teachers, earnest, true, Dear shelt ' ring walls of granite, We say farewell to you. With labors only started We face a newer day, And step with hearts courageous Into the broad highway. Our watchword, " Carpe diem, " Holds each one to the task. " Improve the day " : revealing, To searching hearts that ask, A fragment of the music That since the world began Has haunted — sweet, elusive — The inmost soul of man. Page sixty I jfratermtteg anb | !!; orortttess |; NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Hellenic Society Ruby Knapp President Hellenic g onetp ®tiitet President First Vice-President Second Vice-President Third Vice-President . Recording Secretary Corresponding-Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer Auditor. Ruby Knapp (Sigma Alpha Iota) S. W. Horton (Sinfonia) Katherine Price (Alpha Chi Omega) James Spencer (Sinfonia) Hazel Sparks (Sigma Alpha Iota) Dean Stewart (Kappa Gamma Psi) William E. Donovan (Kappa Gamma Psi) Priscilla Sterling (Mu Phi Epsilon) Clifton W. Hadley (Sinfonia) Page sixty-two Page sixty-three Page sixty -four Page sixty-five CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN Kappa Gamma Psi Fraternity Honorary Harold Bauer Pablo Casals Philip Greely Clapp Samuel Carr Ossip Gabrilowitsch Philip Hale Fritz Kriesler L. R. Lewis Georges Longy Ignace J. Paderewski W. R. Spaulding William Whitney Ulsgoctate Josef Adamowski Edwin Klahre Louis F. Kloepfel F. Addison Porter H. S. Rudolph C. Ringwall Herbert W. Ringwall Clarence B. Shirley Rudolph Toll Wilder IcUpfja Chapter Frank W. Asper Marshall Bidwell William Bailey Carl Bergmann Wallace Clark William Card John Dickinson Arthur Ecklund Francis Findlay George Gardiner George Hathaway George C. Jones Douglas P. Kenney Stuart Mason Earl Morgan Winthrop Nelson Ignace Nowicki William Pontin Frederick Pierce Jetson Ryder Archibald Swift Stanley Schaub Dean E. Stewart Richard Seymour Richard Stevens Frank Watson Page sixty-seven $ gfoberttsiements; f NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC iiMiiiiiiiiiUNMii! (hipiii! awn OMiiitiiiiinim ma I niiiiniimioil mum tJ jfiiiK ) in jmiiiki ION Din □ mini " a O U a rnnciinr u (JiMiiiiMinDiiMiiiiiiFio iii) i i jiii i! n m SANDS m 27 HARVARD STREET BROOKLINE BUB : Official Photographer, Senior Class, New England Conservatory of Music, iqi7 : Special Rates to All Conservatory Students Bl Awarded highest honors for artistic portraiture by the New England Photographers ' Association TELEPHONE, BROOKLINE 2562 inn HI Page seventy CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN |New England , Conservatory of MUSIC George W. ChaJwick BOSTON, MASS. «r Opens Director September 20, 1917 THE LARGEST AND BEST EQUIPPED SCHOOL of MUSIC In the Music Center of America It affords pupils the opportunity, en- vironment and atmosphere essential to a finished musical education. Complete Equipment The largest Conservatory Building in the world ; has its own auditorium and fourteen pipe organs. Every facility for the teaching of music. Dormitories for women students. Curriculum Courses in every branch of Music, applied and theoretical. Owing to the Practical Train- ing In our Normal Department, gradu- ates are much in demand as teachers. The Free Privileges Of lectures, concerts and recitals, the opportunities of ensemble practice and appearing before audiences, and the daily associations are invaluable advantages to the music student. A Complete Orchestra Offers advanced pupils in voice, piano, organ and violin experience in rehearsal and public appearance with orchestral accompaniment, an exceptional training for the concert stage. Dramatic Department Practical training in acting, with public presentations. ADDRESS RALPH L. FLANDERS General Manager Page seventy-one LOUIS E. CROSSCUP CO., PRINTERS BOSTON, MASS. 1


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