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THE NEUME 19 3 6 Published by THE NEUME BOARD for the Class of 1936 NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS E D I TO you LOUIS KLOEPFEL Inspired conductor of the Brass Ensemble and founder of the Band, teacher and friend, and one of the greatest trumpeters of all time, the Class of 1936 gratefully dedicates its Yearbook. " TheNeume. " 2 LOUIS KLOEPFEL To the Senior Class: When starting out in life we all wish and hope for success in our career. This depends largely on how much love and effort we are willing to put into our lifework; there is no short road to success. Always be your own most severe judge, and do not listen too much to flattery. Keep your heart free from jealousy and enmity, for then only will you see and receive the real beauty in music, and your heart be free to give of its best. Then success will not stay away; and, when it comes do not forget the spiritual side of life; with- out that, success will be empty and devoid of real joy. My best wishes will follow you. Your friend, Louis Kloepfel. 4 PHILIP R. ALLEN President of the Board of Trustees 5 WALLACE GOODRICH Director 6 FREDERICK S. CONVERSE Dean of the Faculty 7 JULIAN C. HOWE Comptroller 8 KEITH C. BROWN 9 ELIZABETH C. ALLEN 10 19 3 6 THE NEUME 11 THE NEUME 19 3 6 19 3 6 THE N E U M E THE N E U M E 19 3 6 19 3 6 THE NEUME THE NEUME 19 3 6 Victor Polatschek F. Ad dison Porter Harry N. Redman Rulon Y. Robinson Frank V. Russell Elizabeth I. Samuel 16 19 3 6 THE N E U M E THE NEUME 19 3 6 19 3 6 THE NEUME SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President Hibbert L. Norton Vice-President Linea E. Mae Osterlund Secretary Nancy De Francesco Treasurer ... .... Schuyler Sampson 19 THE N E U M E 19 3 6 NEUME STAFF OFFICERS Editor-in-Chief Assistants Business Manager Assistant Advertising Manager Photography Manager Ex-Officio Chester Osborne Claire Harrington George Low James Anderson Elizabeth Hull Angelo Tsika Jeanette Astle Hibbert Norton 30 19 6 THE NEUiME Candidates for Diploma EMELIA MARIA ANDERSON West Somerville, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Gibson Emelia is an industrious young lady, who goes about her work in a direct and intelligent way. She has determin- ation about her which will surely help her to bigger things. Best of luck to you, Emelia. JAMES W. ANDERSON Westwood, Massachusetts School Music — Mr. Findlay Business Manager oj NEUME; Ring Committee; Senior Class dominating Committee " Andy " is quietly humorous and always active when the class needs a capable leader. " Andy " differs from most leaders chiefly because of his quaint habit of disappearing when there is any likelihood of his being commended for his efforts. His work as Business Manager of the Neume is worthy of the highest praise. ELDA PRIMAVERA ANGELUCCI Lynn, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Chaloff Another one of our serious minded friends — the kind who is sure to succeed. She has a quiet manner about her, but she can hold her own nevertheless. JEANETTE MARION ASTLE Milton, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Cornell. S A I; Photography Manager of NEUME A worker in whatever she does, but also a socialite. Famous for dashing around school for fear of wasting valuable time, but with always a cheerful greeting for someone. Keep to it, Jeanette — it ' s the hustlers who get there! 21 THE NEUME 19 3 6 MIRIAM MILDRED ATLAS Winthrop, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Miss Rohards Elson Club Bubbling over with fun is the way we remember Miriam. She has her serious moments too, especially during practice time. She plays the piano very well. HARRIET INEGENE BAKEN Moscow, Idaho Pianoforte — Mr. Coding A smile that spreads all over her face and from Harriet to everyone around her. Prominent, popular and consid- erate. Willing to help in everything. CHARLES ALEXANDER BOY Everett, Massachusetts School Music — Mr. Findlay Treasurer, Junior Class " Charley " is one of the most conscientious students in his department. Always ready to co-operate and among the first to volunteer when services are required; he is an asset to any organization. GILBERT R. BOYER Randolph, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mrs. Mason Student Council " Gilbert " is forever " hiding his light under a bushel. " He allows his " ego " to expand by playing percussion in the Conservatory Orchestra, and when the i ecessity arises he pounds most lustily on all manner of drums, cymbals, and such. 22 19 3 6 THE NEUME LESTER EMIL BRESSON Farrington, Connecticut Violin — Mr. Peirce Conservatory Orchestra The mystery man — now you see him, now you don ' t. Maybe it ' s because he ' s so busy with school and outside work. Talent? Yes, we ' re sure of that and wish him luck in whatever he undertakes in the future. JEAN CALHOUN Bangor, Maine Pianoforte — Mr. Cornell Likeable, attractive and full of fun. with a hidden talent for letter-writing. We ' ve enjoyed knowing her while here at school and wish her best of luck for the future. FLORENCE MARY CARILLI Milton, Massachusetts Voice — Mr. Whitney Vivacious and active with plenty of spirit. Florence, we think, is headed for the opera. If so, all good wishes go with her — she ' s sure to succeed. BERTRAND CHOMBEAU Lawrence, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Godinq An all-around good fellow with a zest for studying. The things he can accomplish are nothing short of remark- able. Bert is such a friendly person to meet. He usually has something interesting to talk about. 23 THE NEUME 19 3 6 NANCY DeFRANCESCO Salem, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Marie A. Gil let S A I; Secretary Senior Class; Chairman Ring Committee. Industrious, friendly and a boon to the class of ' 36. Nancy will be remembered in times of stress by those she ' s helped; we ' ll miss having her around. Her loyalty to the class stands out. We think she will advance as a leader in many things. GUGLIELMINA FIORENTINO Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Stevens S A I ; Chairman Bridge and Whist Committee ; Ring Committee. Sincere and pleasant to meet, with a high sense of honor, " Buzzie " is a friend to all who know her. We remember the bridge party she organized and supported so whole- heartedly. She proved to be a leader and we can say it ' s a pleasure to work for her. HARRY J. GAUMOND Worcester, Massachusetts School M usic — Mr. Findlay Conservatory Orchestra; Band ; Associate Editor Conservatory News; Student Council. " Bud " has to his credit the founding and organization of the Student Council. Although he runs innumerable dance bands in his home town, he still manages to appear at school activities. We are grateful for his school spirit. PRENTICE S. GREEN Wellesley, Massachusetts Bass — Mr. Kunze P M A; Sinfonia; Conservatory Orchestra. " Pete " is a gentleman with little leisure. This is un- fortunate as " Pete " is such a cheerful looking person that those who don ' t know him wish they did; and those who do, wish he would stick around longer. S4 19 3 6 THE NEUME BOLESLAUS CYRIL GRYNKIEWICZ East Cambridge, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mrs. Mason " Irish " or " Grynki, " notwithstanding, his classical virtuosity seems to have as an aim in life, the duplication of the piano chorus of " Tiger Rag " as rendered by one Ray Noble. Only one " break " still eludes even his nimble fingers. CLAIRE FRANCES HARRINGTON Boston, Massachusetts Violin — Mr. Keller Assistant Editor of NEUME; Student Council; Con- servatory Orche.itra. We are indebted in no small way to Claire for the success of the Neume. She is a good class member and a pleasant friend, besides being an excellent violinist. CLARENCE WARREN HELSING Worcester, Massachusetts Organ — Mr. Humphrey Independently sincere — sincere in his independence. Clarence is a quiet, undemonstrative fellow but most congenial. L nbelievably precise where studies are con- cerned. In the organ department, yes, but that ' s a bas- soon he carries around in that big black case. MARGUERITE ELIZABETH HODGMAN Fort Kent, Maine Voice — Mrs. Ellis " Marguerite " is the fortunate owner of a voice with con- siderable potentialities. Her persistent study has brought out these eventualities to a high state of realization. Keep up the good work. 25 THE NEUME 19 3 6 EDITH ELIZABETH HULL Altoona, Pennsylvania Pianoforte — Mr. Stevens Associate Business Manager of " Neume. " A business woman at heart but a musician, too. Betty is always eager to help in school affairs and we appreciate her co-operation and fine spirit. SYDNEY LAUB Hazelton, Pennsylvania Pianoforte — Mr. Chalof Syd is a big, amiable chap who knows much about his music. His friends are many — he is active in school affairs and is known far and wide. Prominent as an accompanist and without a doubt the class wit. LUCILLE DfiMERISE LEBOEUF Webster, Massachusetts School Music — Mr. Findlay Conservatory Club. " Lucille " is the very essence of vivaciousness In the Conservatory Club Capers, she kept us in stitches with her French dialect songs and her sophisticated strutting in her brother ' s " white tie and tails. " Some trouper- — we ' ll say! CORA BARNES LLOYD Boston, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. D. Smith A friendly sort of person, generally smiling and amiable. Interested in her work with ambitions for the future. May they all come true! 26 19 3 6 THE NEUME GEORGE HENRY LOW Belfast, Maine School M usic — Mr. Findlay Assistant Editor of XEUME; Chairman Senior Dane ■ Committee. Conservatory Orchestra, Band, Brass Ensemble. " Georgie ' s " frank and humorous personality has won many friends for him. This, together with a high degree of musical intelHgence, should make him a fine teacher. JOSEPH JOHN MAZZARINO East Boston, Massachusetts Violin— Mr. Keller A quiet chap of whom we see little, but who nevertheless has an interest in class activities. EMILY MICHELINA MESCIA Needham Heights, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Dennee A quiet and sympathetic manner with lots of good ideas when she expresses herself. Conscientious where her work is concerned and ever ready to join in class activities. She has made a number of friends and we know she ' ll be remembered by them. HIBBERT LOCKHART NORTON Bath, Maine Voice — Mr. Robison President Senior Class; " Der Jasaqer " 1934; " Willow Pattern Plate " 1935; Chairman Junior-Senior Prom. Committee 1935; Student Council. Behold our managerial genius! Could anyone have pi- loted the class through all its difficulties better than Hibbert? He was our class president and made a good job of it. We feel his versatility will carry him a long way along the road to success. 27 THE N E U M E 19 3 6 CHESTER GORHAM OSBORNE Fitcbburg, Massachusetts Trumpet — Mr. Kloepfel Editor-in-chief of NEUME; Student Council. Orchestra, Band, Brass Ensemble " Chet, " the literary potentate before whose piercing gaze split infinitives and other lowly gentry come out of hiding, is also a musician, philosopher and art appreciator of discriminating taste and marked ability. LINEA E. MAE OSTERLUND Arlington, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Cornell S A I ; Vice-President Senior Class; Recording Secretary S A I; Subscription Manager NEUME. Quiet and unassuming, but a worker nevertheless. Activities — yes, plenty and she enters into them heart and soul. She was our vice-president and was right on her job, too. Success is bound to come to Linea. HERVEY LOUIS RAINVILLE New Bedford, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Coding An amiable chap is Hervey and well-liked. A dependable student and diligent worker which accounts for his knowing a lot and knowing best how to employ his knowledge. LOUIS RUGGIERO Roslindale, Massachusetts Violin — Mr. Orr Kappa Gamma Psi; Conservatory Orchestra. " Louis " is the worthy concert-master of Mr. Findlay ' s Orchestral Class. He al.so does a bit of conducting in his own right and therefore appreciates the problems of the initiates into that austere brotherhood under whom he often has to play. 8 19 3 6 THE NEUME ELIZABETH SHAW Perry, Maine School Music — Mr. Findlaij " Betty, " while in class, is a very quiet and unobtrusive girl. She must believe that " silence is golden. " ' Tis rumored about, however, that " Betty " poes off the gold standard and becomes quite a " chatterbox " when the (social) occasion demands. HELEN MAE SPEAR Fort ' airfield, Maine Voice — Miss Miller " Helen " started school as a school music student, but found herself possessed of a voice that she realized would be likely to be appreciated by a larger audience than the school room would be likely to afford. ELEANOR ELIZABETH STEBER Wheeling, Pennsylvania Voice — Mr. Whitney A natural musician — Eleanor has proven in the few years she was with us that she can do big things Operatic work seems to be right in line for her — a real student because she appreciates. RUTH HOVEY STEEL Gloucester, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Stevens Ruth, the worker and the student — never one to waste time, but rather gaining information from all sources every spare minute. She has chosen the line of teaching wisely and well. We feel confident that she w-ill make a success of it. 29 THE NEUME 19 3 6 ANGELO TSIKA Brockton, Massachusetts School Music — Mr. Findlay Advertising Manager of NEUME; Conservatory Orchestra " Angy, " an instrumentalist of great versatility, has an amazing capacity for bursts of unexpected humor. This often puts somewhat of a strain upon the facial muscles of a student for the moment under the teacher ' s gaze. DOROTHY WHEELER Derry, New Hampshire Voice — Miss Miller Well known and popular. Her friendliness and her cheer- ful smile create a glow of sunshine wherever she is. ARTHUR EDWARD WILLEY Maiden, Massachusetts School Music — Mr. Findlay " Art " is gifted with a keen ear and has a leaning towards conducting. We saw him in charge of Mr. Gilbert ' s panto- mime a while ago. ETHEL ZUNG Pianoforte — Mr. Sanromd A budding concert pianist with great ambitions. With her steady determination she will surely get ahead. 30 19 3 6 THE NEUME Collegiate Course Fourth Year BARBARA COWDRY Needham, Massachusetts School Music — M r. Findlay Conservatory CUih; Conservatory Orchestra Everyone knows Barbara. Her personality helps to make many friends. A member of the Conservatory Club and quite prominent in its activities. She has the distinc- tion of being one of the few women, if not the only one, who plays the trombone at school. It is unusual, isn ' t it? LILLIAN DUCHIN Cambridge, Massachusetts Research — Mr. Furness Good-natured as they come, and sincere. " Lil " is a mas- ter ore ntertaining any crowd. Confidentially, she ' s a sister to the famous Eddie Duchin and does her part in carrying on the great name. More power to her. HELEN ZOE DUNCAN Esbon, Kansas Pianoforte — Mr. Dennee A pianist of no mean ability. Most willing to help out the poor unfortunates in need of an accompanist. Full of energy where her music is concerned. We wish her well. CAESAR FAZIOLI Everett, Massachusetts School Music — Mr. Findlay " Fazzi " or " Freshie " is a natural comedian and very literally " makes merry wherever he goes. " He is also an excellent " jazz " and concert pianist. The choral class will vouch for his accompanying abilities. " Fazzi " can spot " consecutive fifths " at a hundred yards. Are we envious? 31 DONALD HAYWARD West Bridgewater, Ma . School Music— Jlr. Pindlay P if A; Sinfonia " Don " is one of the busiest studtnts in school. His chief claim to fame being his exceptional clarinet and sax playing. Both of which instruments be refaemently claiois he know.!; next to nothing about. Modesty seems to be his most besetting sin. CAMELLE IRELAND Melrose, Massachusetts Pianoforte — J r. Porter S A I " Cam " is an accomplished piano soloist and accompan- ist. A keen insight into literature her hobby. Despite her intellectual achievements " Cam ' s " favorite indoor sport is kicking would-be " punsters " in the shins at a nearby dmg store. MAURICE LEWIS East Providence, R. I. School Mu ic- — Mr. Findlay " Maurice " is another of oar honor mark wizards. The choral class is still filled with admiration and amazement at his seeming nonchalant sight-reading of extremely diffi- cult accompaniments with never a hesitation or mistake. ROBERT McCLELLAND Boston, Massachusetts Trumpet — Mr. Klttepfei P J Vice-President Sinfonia; Contemtorg Ortkestra. Band, Bra Ensemble. " Bob " is a talented musician and has a quiet, persistent personality. He has a serious attitude which is just the right idea. 32 1 n 3 () THE N E IT M E ABBIE COXLEY RICE Boston, Massachusetts Voice Soloist with Handel and Ilayden Society performance of " Messiah " in 1!). ' U, frecjuent soloist with Apollo ( " lul), Jordon Hall recital — these are only a few of the praise- worthy performances of a true musician. After a season ' s study with the master Jean De Reske he said, " Mme. Rice a tout. " (Mme. Rice has everything). Can we say more? SCHI YLER SAMPSON Sharon, Massachusetts School Miixir — Mi. Findlay Student Council; Treasurer Senior ( ' la.i.i; I ' onnerrntory Orchestra " Sammy " is the " brain trust " of his department. Nothing short of an " A " in every subject seems to content him. Social events see him deck out in " topper and tails. " The best or nothing is his motto. LEONICE THOMPSON South Hansen, Massachusetts Organ- — Mr Mc Kinley A quiet girl and willing helper. Her smil " reflects a pleas- ing personality which wi ' l be of assistance on the way to success K. G. P. WENDELL WITHINGTOX Milton, Massachusetts School Music — Mr. Findlay " Wendell " had the good fortune of landing a supervisor ' s job when he received his diploma last year. All reports sustantiate the fact that his work there is such that the Conservatory can well be proud of having been his alma mater. 33 THE N E U M E 19 3 6 FRANK WELLS YEAW Greenfield, Massachusetts Research — Mr. Fvrness President and Corresponding Secretary of P. M. A. Student Council. A well educated man before he joined our ranks, holding an A.B. from Amherst College. A busy president of his " frat. " A conscientious student (when not week-ending in Greenfield for a very good reason). Master ' s Degree FRANK KEEDY Research — Mr. Futness Future Conservatory-ites will miss Frank with his easy going swagger as he heads down the hall. It ' s his quiet way that made him interesting. Soloist ' s Diploma NANCY FOLLETT Quincy, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Chaloff Mason and Hamlin Winner, 1936 Nancy, one of those endowed with natural talents which are constantly under pressure. Into everything worth while at school and outside, too. Nancy gave a concert this year on Friday, the 13th! However, this didn ' t interfere much — just one of those people bound to succeed. Candidates for Diploma MARY LOUISE DiSCIULLO Brighton, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mrs. Lothian Ambitious about her work and congenial with everyone. Gifted with a generous amount of talent for the piano, we feel she will attain her end. All good wishes follow you. SALLY DODGE Boston, Massachusetts Violin — Mr. Keller Conservatory Orchestra Refreshingly frank, Sally, with her good sense of humor and mischievous smile will probably go a long way. She has made many friends and will go on doing so. 34 19 3 6 THE NEUME CARL CHANDLER HOWARD West Somerville, Massachusetts Com position — Mr. IV, S. Smith Tall and dark is Carl with many varying interests. Needless to say the outstanding one is music. He is well versed in making and keeping friends. THERESA MARY TERENZIO Arlington, Massachusetts Pianoforte — Mr. Chalojf Theresa is a very likeable brunette who is interested in many things. She is an industrious little person. She shines brightest in Harmonic . nalysis which certainly ought to lie a feather in her cap. Collegiate Course Fourth Year HAROLD CHAPMAN Vicksburg, Michigan Piunofartt — Mr. Cornell KG P He is one of those natures that is jolly and pleasant — but sensible. He is already making a name for himself and in a few years we ' ll expect big things. Good luck for the career that ' s ahead. VIRGINIA CLAY West Somerville, Massachusetts Library Science — Mrs. Drapalik Virginia ' s best known traits are her friendliness and her ability to talk easily and pleasantly. It ' s always nice to meet her smile when we go into the library, for there she spends a good part of her time. ALTA COLBY Woodsville, New Hampshire School Music — Mr. Findlay Petite and vivacious, artistic and clever in general, a versatile person. This has been a busy year for Alta working for her degree while at the same time acting as assistant to Mr. Findlay. GEORGE LAMBROSE New York, New York Research — Mr. Furness Rather a serious thinker with tendencies towards the literary is found in the person of George! He has fun, though, and is well liked around school. LURA TAYLOR Lexington, Massachusetts Research — Mr. Furness Lura is interested in research in helping the deaf — our encouragement! 35 THE NEUINIE 19 3 6 19 3 6 THE NEUME Conservatory Orchestra 1935-1936 First Violins Genevieve Thompson George Millrood Harry L. n Hum Arthur D. Paiva Louis Ruggiero Mary T. Driver Freiderica R. Chappie Lydia V. Hinckley Donald C. Hammond Elizabeth Grouse Frances Brockman Dorothy Churchill Dorothy L. Rosenberg W. P. Swett Second Violins Frank Corsaro Leone Blankenship Edna Russell Everett CoUis Antonio Fernandez William Douglas Clara De Mattia Agatha M. Russo Margaret L. Wallace Claire Harrington Lester Bresson Carl Sodersjerna Louis Huber Violas Newman Goldschmidt W. B. Forsberg Esther A. Chichester Sally Dodge Simon Wiener Madeline Reed Alice Smith Hubert Hayes Piano Verona Durick Flutes Phillip Kaplan Robert McKenzie, Jr. Maude Wamberg Oboes Jo.sepli Lukatsky Mary M. Carney Enylish Horn Clement Lenom, Instructor Clarinets Norman Carrol Pasquale Cardillo Clyde Bennett Bassoons Boaz Filler, Instructor Clarence W. Helsing Henry W. Forbes Violoncellos Ralph Chioini Leigh Elder Doris A. Page Weston L. Brannen Nancy Follett Mrs. Ormond Barstow Inez Arzillo Adelaide Hubbard Kathryn Kennard Contrabasses Max O. Kunze, Instructor Margaret Alvord Prentice Green Charles Marino N. Woodbury Currier, Jr. Melvin Peabodv Eliza Welz Harps Louise L. Came Mabel Austin Celesta Dowell McNeill Contra Bassoon Boaz Filler Horns Georg Boetteher, Instructor Lowell L. Larsen Joseph Freiii Leslie D. Rupert Clements Angelo T.sika Truni pets Robert McClelland Carlton St. C. Beyer Arlene L. Palmer Herbert Silverman Tuba Vincent Mauriotti Tym puni Philmore Gilbert Harry Gaumond Percussion Dowell P. McNeill Joseph Leavitt Gilbert Boyer Bass Clarinets Albert L. Kizes Clyde Bennett Trombones Russell W. Coffin George H. Low Raymond J. Ladieu Librarian Stanley G. Hassell 37 1 ' H E N E U M E 19 3 6 19 3 6 THE NEUME OFFICERS President ........ Mr. Charles Dennee, ' 83 Vice-President ...... Mrs. F. Addison Porter ' 05 Second Vice-President ....... Albert S. Heald, ' 12 Treasurer Homer C. Humphrey, ' 01 Financial Secretary . ...... Stanley Hassell, ' 24 Recording Secretary ....... William L. Gray, ' 84 Corresponding Secretary ...... Grace May Stutsman, ' 22 The object of this association is to perpetuate and intensify in its members their fidelity to their i lma Mater, and to bind them together in a spirit of true friendship and mutual helpfulness; to assist worthy students by the establishment of a loan fund, free scholarships and prizes; to aid in the endowment of professor- ships when these helps shall become practicable; to a.ssist one another and to further the cause of true art. 3d THE N F: U M E 19 3 6 CONSERVATORY CLUB OFFICERS President .......... Barbara Cowdry Recording Secretary ....... Dorothy Wheeler Corresponding Secretary ....... Mary Fitzpatrick Treasurer ......... Margaret Cowing ACTIVE MEMBERS Christine Kirby Helen Mattai Delphine Colby Janice Farrington Barbara Poole Henrietta Green Helen Tomasek Mary Plank Gilda Vanditti 40 19 3 6 THE NEUME t, t ' V : OFFICERS President Vice-President Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Harriet Rosenberg Gertrude Bratt Sadie Schlager Esther Rubin Annette Bean Helen Cohen Adelaide Hubbard Charlotte Goldfort ACTIVE MEMBERS Sylvia Goldenberg Ethel Zung Miriam Atlas Clara Herscowitz Elsie M. Herwitz Dorothy Rosenberg 41 THE NEUME 19 3 6 ALPHI CHI OMEGA OFFICERS President Vice-President Treasurer Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary . " Lyre " Editor Warden Chaplain Alice Walker Winifred Cressey Emma Aldrich Virginia Smalley Mary Adams Oliver Alan Cowell Emma Aldrich Mary Lenom 43 19 3 6 THE NEUME KAPPA GAMMA PSI OFFICERS President First Vice-President Second Vice-President Corresponding Secretary Recording Secretary Treasurer Sergeant-at-Arms Chaplain . Robert MacKenzie Ippocrates Pappoutsakis B. Norman Dickinson Peter Walters . Paul Rauthog Clyde Bennett F. Everett Dyer Charles Ide 43 THE NEUME 19 3 6 MU PHI EPSILON OFFICERS President Vice President . Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer . Warden Historian Chaplain Chorister Esther G. Pope Mary Carney Mary McGann Dorothy Magill Ruth Austen Mary Driver Dorothy Rodger Emily Ellis Dorothy Magill Mu Phi Epsilon was founded in 1903 at the Metropolitan College of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio. Beta Chapter was installed in 1903 at the New England Con- servatory of Music, Boston, Mass. At present, Mu Phi Epsilon includes fifty- nine active chapters and twenty-six Alumnae Clubs. It is a national honorary musical sorority, restricting its membership to those who fulfill the requirements of character, high scholastic attainment, and outstanding public performance in the musical field. The objects of the sorority are to aid in the advancement of music in America and to develop a true sisterhood with unswerving loyalty to the alma mater. A benefit Scholarship Fund and Chapter Scholarship Funds for members in need of assistance in pursuing their musical education, are maintained with the aim of stimulating endeavor. 44 19 3 6 THE NEUME OFFICERvS Supreme Councilman President Vice-President Treasurer C orresponding Secretary Recording Secretary . .Jose Da Costa Frank W. Yeaw Robert McClelland ACTIVE MEMBERS Gardiner Brown F chert Agnew Prentice Green Malcolm Hall Glenn Taft Jose Da Costa Frank W. Yeaw Robert McClelland Gardiner Brown Frank W. Yeaw Robert Agnew Charles F. Rollins Yilliam E. Cathcart David Moore In 1898 there was founded at the New England Conservatory of Music an organization known as the Sinfonia Club. Incorporated in 1901 as the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America; it has since expanded to include fifty-two chapters. Having as its purpose the advancement of music in America, Sinfonia has striven to encourage its members to greater efforts by the awarding of scholarships and prizes. To increase the familiarity of its members with American music each chapter offers an annual concert of American compositions. In addition to this there are present ed each year informal concerts of various works, and members are urged to contribute to the public concerts and recitals of the school. The fraternity also affords an opportunity for recreation by its numerous social events. 45 THE NEUME 19 3 6 SIGMA ALPHA IOTA OFFICERS President Vice-President Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Editor Chaplain Sergeant-at-Arms Social Chairman Margaret Middleton Leonice Thompson Linea Osterlund Jeanette Astle Dorothy Drummond Nancy DeFrancesco Melania Kawa Mary Brennan Maude Warn berg ACTIVE MEMBERS Guglielmina B. Fiorentino Vera Henning Elizabeth Golden Bettie Gouldman Edna Russell Sigma Alpha Iota is the oldest national musical sorority for women. It was founded in 1903 at the University School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lambda Chapter, established in the New England Conservatory, received its charter in June, 1915. Sigma Alpha Iota is proud to have many of the world ' s greatest artists affiliated with it, among whom are Lucrezia Bori, Myra Hess, Lily Pons, Eliza- beth Rethberg, Olga SamarofT and others famous in the world of music. We are members of the National Professional Panhellenic Association, and Lambda holds membership in the Massachusetts Federation of Music Clubs. 46 19 3 6 THE NEUME JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS OFFICERS President Jvar Nelson Vice President . . Francis Tatro Secretary Margaret Ray Treasurer Eli Burack 47 THE NEUME 19 3 6 DRAMATICS Starting with the second semester. Dramatic Recitals are given every Friday afternoon at 2:00 in Recital Hall. These are under the direction of Clayton D. Gilbert and are staged by Ivard Strauss. PROGRAMME I. " THE TWELVE-POUND LOOK " A one act comedy by James M. Barrie (Produced by special arrangement with Walter Baker Co. of Boston.) CHARACTERS Sir Harry Sims Wesley Dynes Lady Sims Barbara Hennessey Kate Verna Dynes Tombes Eldon Winkler Scene: A room in Sir Harry ' s home in London. Barbara Hennessey wears a costnme made hv The Chase Costume Co. II. " ANNA CHRISTIE " Act Three of the play by Eugene O ' Neill (Produced by special arrangement with Walter Baker Co. of Boston.) Chris Christopherson, captain of the barge, Simeon Winthrop . . . Ivard Strauss Anna Christopherson, his daughter ......... Elsa Evans Tashko Mat Burke, a stoker Henry Van Gestel Scene: The cabin of the barge, in harbor, at Boston, Mass. III. " LES ROMANTIQUES " A romantic comedy in verse by Edmond Rostand This version done into English by George Fleming is the original version used by Mr. Charles Frohman in his New York production, when he produced only this first act of the play, which is complete in itself. CHARACTERS Percinet Burt Kelsey Sylvette Agnes Quinn Bergamin .............. Charles Rollins Pasquin Keith Martin Straforel .............. Norman Bolster Braves and Musicians Sylvia Bloom, Mildred Feist, Drini Cerasoli, Louise Silver, Robert Beckhard, Richard Small, David Moore. Ralph Stronach, James Peters. Scene: " Where you may wish it, provided the costumes are pretty enough " (Watteau costumes from Hayden Costume Company) 48 19 3 6 THE N E U M E IV. " STORY OF THE WILLOW PATTERN PLATE " From the Chinese Legend Told in pantomime, in the manner of the Chinese Theater. Pantomime by Clayton D. Gilbert. Music by Charles P. Scott. Orchestrated by Stanley Hassell and Edward Walters First performed at the New England Conservatory of Music on December fourth, 1914, again December 1925, and also played at the leading Little Theaters in the country. Repeated by request. A Wealthy Chinese Mandarin Hibbert Norton Koong-See, his daughter Helene Wilson Chang, his secretary (in love with Koong-See) ...... Burt Kelsey A Young Handmaid (servant to Koon-See) Betty Farwell An Old Domestic (servant to Koong-See) ....... Marguerite Moore Ja-Gin, a wealthy viceroy (suitor for the hand of Koong-See) Eldon Winkler A Gardener, husband to the young hand maiden Gimbel Renaud Property Man Ivard Strauss Attendants to Ja-Gin Gilbert Boyer Russell Morse Episodes of the Pantomime I. Garden of the Mandarin II. Garden of the Mandarin 1. Discovery of the lovers 1. The love message 2. Expulsion of Chang i. Visit of the unwelcome suitor 3. Punishment of Koong-See 3. Gift of the jewels 4. Flight of lovers 5. On the bridge III. Interior of Handmaiden ' s Home IV. On the River 1. Concealment of lovers 1. Flight of lovers by boat V. Island home of lovers VI. In the Land of Constancy 1. Happiness of lovers 1. Souls of lovers united after death 2. Ja-Gin ' s revenge 3. Death of lovers Scene: The Willow Pattern Plate (There will be no waits between scenes) (Costumes designed from a plate of 12th century by Charlotte Cushman) Assistant in Production Ivard Strauss Scenery and Properties by the Scenic Art Studios Lighting under the direction of R. T. Ayres MUSICAL PROGRAM Von Weber ............ Overture to Euryanthe Friml Friml Favorites, orchestrated by Ferde Grofe Mozart Minuet from Serenade (K. 203) Strauss Spharen-Klange, Waltz 49 THE NEUME 19 3 6 PI KAPPA LAMBDA President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Financial Chairman. Executive Council Clement Lenom William Haddon Norine Robards Homer Humphrey Percy Hunt ( Floyd B. Dean Morse Wemple ( Percy Hunt Pi Kappa Lambda, honorary musical society, was founded at the School of Music of Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois, in 1919. Iota Chapter was installed at the New England Conservatory in 1928. Pi Kappa Lambda is a musical society corresponding to Phi Beta Kappa. Possession of its key is evidence of superior musicianship and accomplishment. " This society is estab- lished to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of musical educa- tion. Its prime object is the encouragement of eminent achievement in per- formance or original composition. To that end, special emphasis is placed upon the maintenance of a curriculum so designed as to insure the utmost development in the applied branches of the art. " Outstanding members of the upper fourth of the graduating class and faculty members of five years standing are eligible for membership. Iota Chapter boasts such names in American music as George W. Chadwick, Frederick S. Converse, Arthur Foote, Wallace Goodrich, Stuart Mason, and many other distinguished faculty members and successful alumni. 50 1936 THENEUME LITERARY DEPARTMENT 51 THE NEUME 19 3 6 The Editors express their appreciation to Mr. Clifton Joseph Furness of the faculty for his whole-hearted co-operation in the adding of the new Literary Department to The Neume. The Literary Department we have added to increase the value of The Neume to you. There may be some line or thought therein which you may want to turn to for its own sake, or to help recall in better and truer detail than even a photograph might give the personality of some friend as expressed in that art which is the closest of all to music — Literature. The poems by Margaret Denham won the prize in the Neume competition. We congratulate Miss Denham on their excellence. 52 FIVE POEMS MARGARET DENHAM I REVENGE " An eye for an eye, " I thought, And desperately set out To gain my end. Time passed. Until at last I sent home a stunning blow. You were hurt! Yes, Exactly as I had planned. Yet I wondered At the strange feeling of emptiness That gripped my heart. II UNEOUALITY Beautiful thoughts — Hungrily, the musician Ran his fingers over the keys. The notes blended together into A beautiful melody. Sad thoughts — From the soul of a poet; A masterpiece was produced. In a nearby hut, A peasant had the same thoughts. But, being unable to create music. And unable to build castles from wo: No one knew. 53 THE NEUME 19 3 6 III WEALTH I was once told Money meant nothing. Yet, while passing down the street, My eyes reflected a hundred things: A house for sale, A pawn shop, A beggar, A child asking for a penny. Mockingly, I repeated, " Money means nothing, " And noted guiltily The strange feeling of secuiity When, in my pocket. My hand closed upon a cold, hard coin. IV FOOLS You laughed! You — with your wisdom And deep understanding. Laughed at his broken body And twisted mind; Little realizing that fools laugh too! Not knowing the pity He felt for you. V PAIN Isn ' t it strange How one deep hurt Can stay enrooted in the heart Like a great dagger. ' ' To move it is impossible; Letting it remain, unbearable. 54 19 3 6 THE NEUME ARTISTS OR ROBOTS? First Honorable Mention MUSIC is an art-science in which sound is the principal element ... so we are taught. But where is the beginning of the artistic element in music? From my personal experiences in orchestral playing I have begun to experience grave doubts as to the existence of an art element in orchestral playing. I do believe a composer in creating a new work creates a work of art, if it is well done; but I am firmly convinced that the orchestral player of these works is no more a true artist than a printer who puts the words of an author into print; he merely puts the notes of a composer into sound. Let us follow the musical life of a typical orchestra player. From the moment he picks up his instrument to the time that he lays it down his manner of playing is strictly automatic. At his lessons he is taught to develop a style which should and does turn out to be the style of the teacher. If he were to swerve from the teacher ' s style he would be " hauled " back to the path of righteousness by the srrufF of his neck. Thus he is restricted to playing in the same manner as his teacher who himself was restricted by his teacher. Let us hope that in time the student becomes proficient enough on his instru- ment to play in an ensemble. Here he is also restricted by the conductor, who in turn is restricted by the composer. An ordinary street laborer is told to dig a hole a certain depth and width, and at a certain point; the musician is told to play with a certain volume of tone, at a certain pitch and at a certain time and tempo; is not each merely an automaton. I realize that if every performer were allowed to play at will chaos would reign, just as if laborers were allowed to dig to any width or depth they wished. The conductor is merely the foreman of the group instructing the ensemble when and how to proceed. Some day when science has the problems of vibration solved, I am sure we will be able to hear good music without the necessity of human performers. The player piano and the hand organ are, of course, inadequate, and so today we must be satisfied with the renditions offered us. If the music schools of this country would concentrate in developing indi- viduality in musicianship rather than in adhering rigidly to the old " cut and dried " methods of study we would be much nearer to really artistic performances. Today, instrumentalists merely ape one another. In other words, performers do not try to interpret their parts as they think it should be played but only as their teachers think it should be played. Hence we find each performer ' s rendi- tion merely a formula — the interpretation of all his teachers, (a); times the conductor ' s interpretation, {b) ; equals the manner in which a selection is played, iv): AB = P. It is quite true that if a hundred different individuals each played a different way at the same time it would be just a conglomeration of noises. From this, I deduce that the perfect orchestra would be a well-regulated machine portraying the emotions and interpretations of the man in charge of it — the conductor. Thus, in my opinion, we are only " marking time " until a machine of wheels, belts, cogs, and gears is invented to take the place of our modern orchestra com- posed of human instrumentalists. — Herbert Silverman 55 THE N E U M E 19 3 6 CONSERVATORY Pro and Con (Second Honorable Mention) UPON leaving high school we all have to face the issue, " What now? " Many decide not to further their education, but those who are financially able and ambitious decide to go farther. Usually the first thought is college, but there are some who feel that college will not give them what they want. Some people go to college because their fathers or mothers did. They spend four years and a lot of money getting a diploma and then we hear more stories about college graduates who are unable to secure a job. This fact implies that a college education does not prepare a person for a trade or profession. If one goes to a school that deals almost entirely with music, drama, art, aviation, business, etc., he comes out fitted entirely for it and chances are he will be able to land a job. In spending four years on music alone he is bound to have a solid foundation and will be more able to teach or play than a college graduate will be to pursue any of the various subjects he has studied. In other words a school like the Conservatory is one of concentration, w hereas, a college is a school for broadening. The majority of people that go to college take the regular college course which gives them four more years of English, more history, languages, sciences, etc. On his schedule he may have two courses in his major subject and three or four required subjects. The required subjects take just as long to prepare and the teacher expects you to do just as good work as you would if you were interested in them. It seems that we put a lot of time on things that do us little good, which, in one way of thinking, is wasted time. All you can expect of a college graduate is a well-rounded education; he knows a little about a lot of things and not enough about one. It is then up to him to specialize, the thing the Conservatory student did in the first place. It seems to me that in order to ever amount to anything one must not be just another fiddle player, chemist, or French teacher but an outstanding one. He must be better than the next because the world today insists that we be ex- perts, and to be experts we must specialize, the sooner the better. In reading this article one might arrive at the conclusion that I am firmly convinced that I did the right thing in coming to the Conservatory. It is true that my fellow-pupils and I have been given a training which we are soon to 56 19 3 6 THE NEUME convert into dollars and cents, but at what price? I believe that anyone who has specialized is inclined to have a more or less one-track mind. We know one subject and that is about all. When a conversation is turned to music we may voice our opinion, but when the subject is other than music we suddenly realize that we know very little about common ordinary things. Often we become dis- couraged in trying to talk, act, and think like other people, and avoid the issue by seeking out those who understand us and whom we understand — no doubt, another musician. Therefore we keep going on in life with a narrow mind, unable to enjoy everyday things and people and usually ashamed to admit the immense void in our makeup. So, as a college graduate specializes after he gets through school, we must broaden when we get through. We may get great satisfaction by reaching our goal; we may have our few friends, fame and fortune, but will we really be satis- fied with this small scope. ' I doubt it. In college we know dozens of people, there are fraternities, athletics and parties. We in a Conservatory sacrifice all this, we live a life almost alone with our work. There is so much to college that you don ' t get out of books, true, you can ' t convert those things into money but money is not all in the world. The main thing in life is happiness and I believe in order to be happy, one must know and understand his neighbor. The Conservatory is a poor place for this. I am looking into a crystal, I can see into the future. I can see a Conserva- tory graduate in the spotlight of fame. He is rich and his music is played on the four corners of the earth. I can also see a college graduate. After several hard years he has become one of the vice-presidents of the small home town bank. Not a soul outside of this small town knows his name. WHO IS THE HAPPIER? — Prentice Green 57 THENEUME 1936 V our Alma Mater r 6W ivri icirici Conservatorv of Music WALLACE GOODRICH, Director FREDERICK S. 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