New England Conservatory of Music - Neume Yearbook (Boston, MA)
- Class of 1940
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SMEW°ENGLA» MUSIC- LIDMA1YH LIBRARY USE ONLY The NEU1UE BOARD presents e FOR 1940 PUBLISHED BY THE NEUME BOARD FOR THE SENIOR CLASS OF THE NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS DEDICATION TO CLIFTON JOSEPH FURNESS It has been said that there are times when words cannot express our thoughts. And yet without words we would have no Neume, no dedication, no Mr. Furness. But this, our dedication, is more than words. It is a feeling which has been inspired in us by a friendship and guidance we can never forget. the senior class •4- TO MY FRIENDS - THE CLASS OF 1940 Myself, when young, did eagerly incite Fond images of future works I ' d do, And most 1 dreamed of books I schemed to write Filled with ideas bracing, hold, and new. But sages counselling faith in God and fate Have gathered meaning with the passing years — " They also serve, who only stand and wait " ; " Our hearts shall gamer up the fruits of tears " . An unseen good reshapes what wan contrives: Delay in publication was my doow, But what I ' ve tried to fashion in your lives — The record of a decade — is this NEUME! CLIFTON JOSEPH FURNESS FOREWORD To you who are going out from the portals or this old institution of learning I give you this message. You are leaving well equipped along educational lines in your chosen work, but you are going out into a world of changing values and on which weighs even the smallest detail in the balance. In addition to your training you must add three essential qualities: Honestv, Loyalty, and Dependability. If you build your future on this solid foundation your chances for success will be multiplied one hundred fold. With best wishes for success and happiness in the future, Sincerely yours, F. W. C. LEHMANN. •6- THE NEUME STAFF DARWIN CARROLL . JANE VEASEY . VICTORIA EISENBERG DELPHINE COLBY . GAIL COWAN MAY COHEN ELIZABETH CREAMER ROGER DIETZ Associate Editors CLARENCE MOSHER Neume Committee Editor-in-Chief Business Manager Advertising Manager Circulation Manager PHYLLIS SAMPSON JOSEPH LEAVITT ESTHER SEAVERNS RALPH STRONACH 7 Wallace Goodrich Quincy Porter George A. Gibson THE ADMINISTRATION WALLACE GOODRICH QUINCY PORTER GEORGE A. GIBSON . ELIZABETH C. ALLEN FREDERICK W. C. LEHMANN EATHEL J. FINLEY . LILLA TAUDVIN . CLARENCE H. CORNING . GEORGE W. MORSE . WALTER R. MANSFIELD . Director . Dean of the Vacuity Dean of Students, Placement Assistant to the Dean of Students . • Assistant Treasurer . Registrar . Librarian Financial Secretary for Endowment . Consulting Surgeon School Physician 8 Philip R. Allen EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES PHILIP R. ALLEN PHILIP W. WRENN GEORGE R. BROWN HENRY S. GREW . JOHN R. MACOMBER WALLACE GOODRICH CHARLES BOYDEN . FREDERICK S. CONVERSE ROBERT G. DODGE H. WENDELL ENDICOTT . President Vice-President Vice-President Vice-President . Treasurer Director . Secretary JEROME D. GREENE MAURICE M. OSBORNE EDWARD A. TAFT H. ARMORY THORNDIKE 9 THE FACULTY COUNCIL WALLACE GOODRICH QUINCY PORTER GEORGE A. GIBSON CLIFTON J. FURNESS FRANCIS FINDLAY HOWARD GODING HARRISON KELLER CARL McKINLEY WILLIAM L. WHITNEY WALLACE GOODRICH, Director QUINCY PORTER, Dean of the Faculty GEORGE A. GIBSON, Dean of Students Raymond T. Allard Minot A. Beale Hildegarde Berthold Richard Burgin Julius L. Chaloff Frederick S. Converse Francis Judd Cooke Jose da Costa Stella B. Crane Charles Dennee Oliver C. Faust Paul Fedorovskv Francis Findlay Kurt Fischer Georges Fourel Isabel French Clifton Joseph Furncss Clayton D. Gilbert Marie Audet Gillet Howard Goding Henry M. Goodrich Carlton Guild William Haddon Vaughn Hamilton Einar Hansen Stanley Hassell Maud M. Howes Richard Howland Homer Humphrey Percy F. Hunt Harrison Keller Clifford Kemp Douglas Partridge Kennev Alfred Krips Georges Laurent Abdon Laus Clement Lenom Walter D. Lilleback Anna Stovall Lothian Georges Mager Vincent Howard Mariotti Margaret Mason Carl McKinley Gladys Miller Georges E. Moleux Lucille Monaghan Mary L. Moore Haydn M. Morgan Ruth Conniston-Morize Bower Murphy John Dickson Murray Gabrielle Droste Northey Raymond Orr Carl Pierce Victor Polatschek C. Roland Reasoner Simone Riviere Norine Robards Rulon Y. Robison Theodore Rousseau Jesus Maria Sanroma Clarence B. Shirley Donald S. Smith Warren Storey Smith Carlo Bruno Soresina Charles R. Spaulding Alice H. Stevens Richard E. Stevens Virginia Stickney Marie Sundelius Everett Titcomb Charles K. Trueblood Willem A. Valkenier Frank S. Watson Lawrence White Alice E. Whitehouse William L. Whitney Susan Williams Cleora Wood Alfred Zighera Bernard Zighera • • U MEMORIAM • • Emily Ellis Sullivan A. Sargent •IN MEMORIAM • • • We cannot mourn for that which never died, We can but bow before a greatness we have been denied. minium DIPLOMA SOLOIST ' S DIPLOMA DEGREE, BACHELOR of MUSIC DEGREE, MASTER of MCSIC CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA ■ ■ RUTH BERYL ANDERSON Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Alpha Chi Omega. East Milton, Massachusetts CHRISOULA ARGEROS Peabody, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Henry Goodrich. Mu Phi Epsilon 1939, High School Scholarship 1937. MARGERY ELEANOR ARNOLD Voice under Gladys Miller. High School Scholarship 1936. Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts HAROLD TRULL BEAL Newburyport, Massachusetts Organ under Carl McKinley. Carr Society 1938, Manuscript Club 1939, High School Scholarship 1936, Carr Scholarship 1937, 1938, 1939. • 15 • WILFORD WILLIAM BERARD Springfield, Massachusetts Composition under Carl McKinley. IRENE BINDER Renovo, Pennsylvania Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Mu Phi Epsilon 1938, Student Council 1939. JOHN FREDERICK CARTWRICI I I ' East Liverpool, Ohio Organ under Homer Humphrey. Carr Society 1938, Carr Scholarship 1938, 1939. CHARLOTTE THERESE CHENAIL Lawrence, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Frank Watson. High School Scholarship 1936. • 16 • CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA ■ MAY MARCIA COHEN New Britain, Connecticut Pianoforte under Howard Goding. Elson Club 1937, Publicity Agent Elson Club 1938, Corresponding Secretary Elson Club 1939, Student Council 1939, High School Scholarship 1937, State Scholarship 1938, Neume Committee, Class Day Committee, Ring Committee. MILDRED GERMA CRAGWELL Pianoforte under Margaret Mason. Cambridge, Massachusetts MARY ELIZABETH CREAMER Tiverton, Rhode Island Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Alpha Chi Omega 1937, Secretary Alpha Chi Omega 1938, Junior Class Treasurer 1938, Senior Class Treasurer 1939, Student Council 1938, 1939, Neume Committee. CLARA C. DE MATTIA Medford, Massachusetts Violin under Vaughn Hamilton. Converse Club 1937, Mu Phi Epsilon 1938, High School Scholarship 1935, Converse Scholarship 1938, 1939. • 17 • CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA • • GWEN A. d ' HEMECOURT New Orleans, Louisiana Pianoforte under Julius Chaloff. ROGER JAMES DIETZ Marlboro, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlay. Neume Committee. LORETTA JULIE DONOHUE Worcester, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Sigma Alpha Iota 1940. AGNIA VLADIMIZOVNA EGOROFF Harbin, Manchoudikuo Voice under Olga Averino. Sigma Alpha Iota 1938, Program Chairman Sigma Alpha Iota 1938, 1939. 18 CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA • • VICTORIA RUTH EISENBERG Fall River, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlay. High School Scholarship 1936, Senior Class Ring Committee, Senior Class Prom Committee, Senior Class Social Committee, Advertising Manager 1940 Neume. ERMA VIRGINIA ERICKSON New Britain, Connecticut Voice under Clarence Shirley. Sigma Alpha Iota 1938, Secretary Sigma Alpha Iota 1938, 1939. LLOYD EDGAR GAUDET Yarmouth, Maine Organ under Homer Humphrey. Carr Society 1939, President Carr Society 1939, Carr Scholar- ship 1939. MARY MARION GREENE Pianoforte under Henry Goodrich. High School Scholarship 1936. Mansfield, Massachusetts 19 • iu • CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA ■ • HELEN FRANCES HALVERSON Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Raleigh, North Carolina HARRY BEST HERFORTH Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Trumpet under Georges Mager. Conservatory Orchestra 1937, 1938, 1939, Orchestral Scholarship 1937, 1938, 1939, Hayden Scholarship 1937, 1938, 1939 ELSIE MAE HERWITZ Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Elson Club 1937 Brookline, Massachusetts MARY JEANNE HUNSAKER Fairmont, West Virginia Voice under William Whitney. Senior Class Social Committee. • 20 • CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA ■ • ml VIRGINIA LEE KNIGHT Boston, Massachusetts Pianoforte under George Gibson. Alpha Chi Omega 1937, Secretary Alpha Chi Omega 193P, Treasurer Alpha Chi Omega 1939. RITA MARIE LA PLANTE Saleiu, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Marie Gillet. Sigma Alpha Iota 1939, Converse Scholarship 193 Q , JOSEPH LEAVITT Dorchester, Massachusetts Percussion under Lawrence White. Conservatory Orchestra 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 193°. Conservatory Band 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, Converse Club 1939, Burrough ' s Foundation Scholarship 1935, 1936, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1938, Hayden Scholarship 1939, Prom Committee, Neume Committee. HELEN MARY MARETTI Dorchester, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Sigma Alpha Iota 1939, Senior Class Day Committee. 21 CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA ■ • MICHAEL PETER MASAILO Meriden, Connecticut School Music under Francis Findlay. Kappa Gamma Psi 1938, Chaplain Kappa Gamma Psi 1939, New England High School Scholarship 1936, Senior Class Day Committee. EMMA MELLO Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. Sigma Alpha Iota 1940. Next ' Bedford, Massachusetts RUTH MIRIAM MILLER Mattapan, Massachusetts Voice under Gladys Miller. New England High School Scholarship 1936, Clara Kathleen Rogers Memorial Scholarship 1938, Henry Munroe Rogers Scholarship 1939, Senior Class Day Committee, Senior Class Social Committee. JACK C. MILTIMORE St. Johnsbury, Vermont Organ under Homer Humphrey. 22 CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA • ■ CLARENCE FLEETWOOD MOSHER, JR. Weston, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlay. Kappa Gamma Psi 1938, Secretary Kappa Gamma Psi 1938, 1939, Assistant to National Secretary Kappa Gamma Psi 1940, New England High School Scholarship 1936, Vice-President Senior Class, Senior Class Day Committee, Senior Prom Committee, Senior Class Social Committee, Associate Editor 1940 Neume. FLORENCE NEARY Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Cambridge, Massachusetts MARJORIE NESBITT Oneonta, New York Pianoforte under Richard Stevens. Sigma Alpha Iota 1937, Secretary Junior Class 1938, Secretary Senior Class 1939, Student Council 1939. ALEXANDRA V. NURCZYNSKA Dorchester, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Lucille Monaghan. High School Scholarship 1936, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1936, 1937, Henry Munroe Rogers Scholarship 1939. •23- CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA • • HELEN VICTORIA OLSON Pianoforte under Julius Chaloff. W orcester, Massachusetts NORMA JEAN OLSON Waliham, Massachusetts Violoncello under Alfred Zighera. Conservatory Orchestra 1938, 1939, Converse Club 1939, High School Scholarship 1937, Lotta Crabtree Scholarship 1938, Senior Class Day Committee. SUTHERLAND PARKER Orange, Neir Jersey Pianoforte under Charles Dcnnee. Senior Class Nominating Committee 1939. RHODA G. ROBINSON Boston, Massachusetts Violin under Richard Burgin. New England High School Scholarship 1936, George Saunders Memorial Scholarship 1937, 1938, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1939, Elson Club Alumnae Scholarship 1939, Conservatory Orchestra 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939. • 24 • CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA • • VINCENT JOHN SACCA School Music under Francis Findlav. Senior Class Day Committee. Boston, Massachusetts Senior Class Social Committee, Senior Prom Committee, PI [YLLIS GERTRUDE SAMPSON Chatham, Massachusetts Trumpet under Georges Mager. New England High School Scholarship 1936, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1937, 1938, 1939, Sigma Alpha Iota 1940, Editor Sigma Alpha Iota 1940, Manu- script Club 1939, Secretary-Treasurer Manuscript Club 1939, Conservatory Club 1939, Conservatory Orchestra 1937, 1938, 1939, Conservatory Band 1939, Associate Editor 1940 Neume. ESTHER A. SEAVERNS Holhrook, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlav. Conservatory Club 1938, Student Council 1939, Madrigal Club 1938, Secretary Student Council 1939, Underclass Treasurer 1937, New England High School Scholarship 1936, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1937, 1938, 1939, Senior Class Prom Committee, Neume Committee 1940. CLARA MARTHA SHEDD Wakefield, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Marv Moore. Sigma Alpha Iota 1937, Editor Sigma Alpha Iota 1938, Vice- President Sigma Alpha Iota 1939, President Sigma Alpha Iota 1940, Secretary Junior Class 1939, Class Dav Committee, Senior Prom Decoration Committee. 25 CANDIDATES FOR THE DIPLOMA • • RHODORA BUCKLE SMITH Pianoforte under George Gibson. Boston, Massachusetts WILLIAM BARRETT TERRELL West Barrington, Rhode Island Voice under Clarence Shirley. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 1937, Corresponding Secretary Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 1938, Vice-President and Alumnae Secretary 1939. ARLINGTON W. VISSCHER Patchogue, New York School Music under Francis Findlay. Converse Club 1937, 1938, Conservatory Orchestra 1937, 1938, 1939, Haydn Scholarship 1937, 1938, 1939. FRANKLIN HOWARD WOODBURY Holyoke, Massachusetts Trumpet under Georges Mager. Conservatory Orchestra 1938, 1939, Converse Club 1939, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1938, 1939. HELEN VERONICA BARRETT Medford, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Jesus Maria Sanroma. Southvvick Scholarship 1938, 1939, F. E. French Scholarship 1939, 1940. •26- CANDIDATES FOR THE SOLOIST ' S DIPLOMA RUBY IRENE CARR Concord, New Hampshire Voice under Gladys Miller. New England High School Scholarship 1936, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1937, 1938. ADELAIDE CHARLOTTE HUBBARD Brookline, Massachusetts Violoncello under Alfred Zighera. Elson Club 1935, Treasurer Elson Club 1936, 1937, President Elson Club 1938, 1939, Conservatory Orchestra 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939. 27 Candidates for the Degree BACHELOR OF MUSIC HUMBERTO ANTHONY ANDRADE New Bedford, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Howard Coding. Phi Mil Alpha Sinfonia 1938, Carr Scholarship 1938, 1939, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1939, Secretary Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 1939. EDWARD BERBERIAN School Music under Francis Findlay Arlington, Massachusetts CHARLES DARWIN CARROLL Dorchester, Massachusetts Composition under Warren Storev Smith. Kappa Gamma Psi 1936, Recording Secretary Kappa Gamma Psi 1937, 1938, Vice-President Kappa Gamma Psi 1938, 1939, Editor Kappa Gamma Psi Gray and Black 1938, 1939, National Secretary Kappa Gamma PSi 1938, 1939, Manuscript Club, President Student Council 1937, Editor-in-Chief N.E.C. News 1937, 1938, Associate Editor of 1939 Neume, Editor 1940 Neume. DELPHINE ROSE COLBY Woodsville, New Hampshire School Music under Francis Findlay- Conservatory Club 1935, Treasurer Conservatory Club 1936, 1937, 1938, Vice-President Conservatory Club 1938, 1939, Sigma Alpha Iota 1939, Corresponding Secretary Sigma Alpha Iota 1939, 1940, Subscription Manager 1940 Neume. •28- Candidates for the Degree BACHELOR OF MUSIC GAIL COWAN Dedham, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlay. Conservatory Club 1938, Secretary Conservatory Club 1938, Madrigal Club 1938, Secretary Madrigal Club 1938, Secretary Student Council 1939, Associate Editor of 1939 Neume, Associate Editor 1940 Neume, New England High School Scholarship 1935, Harriet Brown Scholarship 1936, Converse Scholarship 1937, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1937, Converse Scholarship 1938. DONALD ROBERT CURRIER East Milton, Massachusetts Pianoforte under Howard Goding. Carl Baermann Scholarship 1937, 1938, 1939, State Scholarship 1937, 1938. RUTH DORIS FRISCHKORN New Haven, Connecticut School Music under Francis Findlay. New England High School Scholarship 1936, Connecticut State Scholarship 1937, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1938, 1939, Evans Scholarship 1939, Senior Social Committee, Prom Committee, Cap and Gown Committee Chairman. GEORGE THOMAS GOULARTE School Music under Francis Findlay. Jamestown, Rhode Island •29- Candidates for the Degree BACHELOR OF MUSIC CLARENCE WARREN HELSING Worcester, Massachusetts Organ under Homer Humphrey. Pi Kappa Lambda 1936, Carr Scholarship 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939. MARY LUDKO New Britain, Connecticut School Music under Francis Findlay. Conservatory Club 1937, New England High School Scholarship 1935. OTTOLEE ELIZABETH MACOMBER South Portland, Maine Pianoforte under Howard Goding. Sigma Alpha Iota 1935, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1937, 1938, H. M. Rogers Scholarship 1938, 1939, Winner Mason Hamlin Contest 1938. HIBBERT L. NORTON Bath, Maine Research under Clifton Joseph Furness. Student Council 1935, 1936, President Senior Class 1936, Scholarship in Voice 1937, 1938. •30- Candidates for the Degree BACHELOR OF MUSIC JOHN JOSEPH OHANIAN Lynn, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlay. Kappa Gamma Psi 1937, Corresponding Secretary Kappa Gamma Psi 1937, 1938, President Kappa Ga mma Psi 1938, Converse Club 1938, 1939, President Converse Club 1938, 1939, President of Student Council 1938, Conservatory Orchestra 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1936, Charles Haydn Scholarship 1938, Kappa Gammi Psi Scholarship 1938, Charles Haydn Scholarship 1939. JULES PAYMENT Quebec, Canada Ensemble under Quincy Porter. Kappa Gamma Psi 1940, Manuscript Club 1939, Kappa Strings 1940, Conservatory Orchestra 1938, 1939, Canadian Government Scholarship 1938, 1939. ETHEL MAXWELL POTTS Research under Clifton Joseph Furncss. Willsbaro, New York RALPH HOWARD STRONACH Brookline, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlay. Kappa Gamma Psi 1938, Second Vice-President Kappa Gamma Psi, 1938, Student Council 1937, 1938, President Student Council 1939, Manager Madrigal Club 1939, President Senior Class 1939, Conservatory Orchestra 1936, 1937, 1938, Neume Board 1939, Charles Haydn Scholarship 1939. •31 • Candidates for the Degree BACHELOR OF MUSIC JANE YOUNG VEASEY Pocomoke City, Maryland Research under Clifton Joseph Furness. Sigma Alpha Iota 1936, Secretary Sigma Alpha Iota 1937, Treasurer Sigma Alpha Iota 1938, President Sigma Alpha Iota 1939, Fanny E. French Scholarship 1938, 1939. GILDA MARIE VENDITTI Worcester, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlay. Conservatory Club 1935, Vice-President Junior Class 1936, Vice-President Senior Class 1937, Senior Class Ring Committee, Senior Class Prom Committee. , LETA FULTON WHITNEY Newton, Massachusetts School Music under Francis Findlay. Patroness Sigma Alpha Iota 1938, Conservatory Club 1939, Senior Prom Committee 1940. HELEN LUCILLE WILKINSON Organ under Homer Humphrey. Mu Phi Epsilon. Morton, Neit York Candidates for the Degree MASTER OF MUSIC RICHARD EMIL KLAUSLI Sanduski, Ohio Research under Clifton Joseph Furness. Carr Scholarship 1935, 1936, 1937, Haydn Scholarship 1938, 1939. DOROTHY LILLIAN RODGER Ashaway, Rhode Island Research under Clifton Joseph Furness. Oliver Ditson Scholarship 1935, Crabtree Scholarship 1936, 1937, 1938, Carr Scholarship 1938. CLASS PROPHECY - SO THIS IS 1950 The other day I received an unusual gift from one of my novelty minded friends. It ' s a cute little gadget that looks like a piano lamp. You just attach it to the back of your easy-chair, relax, and you can be anywhere you want to. Since it was snowing so hard, and I felt sorta lazy, I thought I ' d try it. I suppose it was the snow that brought Jules Payment to my mind (Canada, you know). Any- how, there he is, fiddle and all, running an important music school in Quebec. And guess what? 1 le ' s inveigled some of our classmates into serving time on his facultv. There ' s Darwin Carroll, who ' s head of the harmonv and theory departments, using that amazing text-book he wrote at 16 years. And Herbie Andrade and his " dear friend " Charlotte are doing well with the piano prodigies. Gosh, I wonder if he needs a trumpet teacher?) After a slight pause for a slight headache, I drift into New York City. The place has really gone " N. E. Conservatory. ' ' I see by the billboards at Carnegie Hall that jane Veasey and Helen Maretti are playing the now famous Stronach " Capricco for two pianos and orchestra " with the New York Philharmonic, Michael Masailo, conductor. You know, Harry Herforth is here too, occupying the chair so recent!) vacated by I larry Clantz. I ' ll bet New York hears the Brandenburg Concerto plenty often now. Well here ' s the " Met. " There ' s a lovely picture of Agnia Egoroff all dressed up for " Tosca. " Inside the stage door and through the wings I can see Bill Terrell earnestly going over the score of " La Boheme " with Ruth Miller. And that ' s not all. Joe Leavitt ' s got about 8 tympani down there in the pit and he ' s diligently working up a thunderstorm for " Die Walkiire. " Here comes the Stage Manager. 1 Iere ' s where I make my exit. Whew! That was close. He almost knocked over Lohengrin ' s swan. Aha — it ' s George Gonlarte (of course). His favorite pastime now is finding some new piece of scenery he can trip over. Just beyond the " Met " is a beautiful modernistic building with a flashing neon sign that would knock your eye out. It says " Modern Piano Pedagogy. Technique Guaranteed. Creamer and Nesbitt, Proprietors. " After absorbing the amazing bit of information I decided it would be nice to run up for a minute. Who should I bump into on the stairway but Elsie Herwitz and Irene Binder earnestly engaged in a spirited argument on the advantages of the Solar system over the Matthay system. (This is no place for me.) Then of course there ' s Delnhine. The invincible Colby is practicing her art over on Long Island, near enough to New York to be in on everything and also keep tabs on Nesbitt and Creamer (inc.) Over in Philadelphia, Jack Miltimore and Given d ' Hemecourt, besides being advisors on Theo- retical Roots to the Dean of the Kraft Kollege of Musical Knowledge, are running an agency. They ' re managing quite a lot of celebrities now. Here ' s one of their ads in " Musical America " : Under Milti- more-d ' Hemecourt management are many of the world ' s outstanding artists; among them are Clara Shedd, Norma Olson, Alexandra Nurczynska, and Clarence Helsing. Between concert tours May Cohen designs their circulars. Believe it or not some of the gang are married and raising families. Virginia Knight, Mary ■ 35 • Hunsaker, Lucille Chandler, and Clara de Mattia all succumbed to the luxury of a domestic existence. Harold Beale is married, too, (we thought he ' d be the last to give in) and is renowned for the fine pianists his organ school turns out. Vicki Eisenberg and Ruth Frischkorn are running a successful " Bureau for the Sustenance of School Music Pupils at Exam Time. " I hear it is very popular. I must find out what they use to sustain them with. Erma Erickson is on the West Coast at present. Her beautiful singing thrills audiences every- where. She and Rita La Plante plan a joint recital in Symphony Hall soon. Better watch for it. Arlington Visscher has just received the Congressional Medal of Honor and a High Office in the R. C. A. Victor Co. in recognition of his amazing fortitude with aspiring artists, and of his unparalleled enthusiasm for recording machines, which has resulted in an invention enabling the operator to enjoy a nap while the act is being committed to wax. Ethel Potts has been secretary to the chief music critic of the New York Times for so long. Now she ' s finally got the boss ' s job. Clarence Mosher Jr. is now the owner of that delightful rendezvous, " Mosher ' s Music Store in downtown Boston. " Now we can all go in of a rainy afternoon and listen to the most ultra-expensive recordings without buying anything. At four o ' clock every Tuesday and Friday Clarence serves tea with Cigarettes (Roger Dietz please take notice). Donald Currier, Lloyd Gaudet, and Helen Wilkinson are all on the Faculty at the Conservatory now. So send your children there. It looks as though Rhodora Smith ' s book " Mr. Smith Goes to the Opera " is going to break all circulation records. Now Hollywood wants to film it. Frank Woodbury and his " torrid trumpet " are melting the ice in Siberia right now. The Soviet government just hired him to entertain its ex-officials who are spending an indefinite vacation among the snowdrifts up there. Several of our classmates have abondoned music as a profession and are employed in more lucra- tive fields. Helen Halverson, Helen Barrett, and Loretta Donahue are talent scouts for M.G.M. Mildred Cragwell and Sutherland Parker have joint ownership of one of the finest restaurants in New York. They serve Bach with Beans. Very popular. Mrs. Leta Whitney has turned her beautiful home into a residence for serious conservatory girls. Hibbert Norton is in the Musical Research department of the Congressional Library. The last I heard of him he ' d just found the first two notes of the Lost Chord. John Ohanian has offered his bassoon to the Metropolitan Museum and has taken a job as night watchman there so he can be alone to meditate. Helen Olson is private secretary to a rather well-known organist who is also involved in a bassoon. Mary Ludko is still hunting for a big room to practice in. (How about the Harvard Stadium?) Esther Seaverns is noted for the fine Terriers she breeds at her kennels in Connecticut. They are all musical and can distinguish a piano from a hand-organ in five guesses. Emma Mello, Florence Neary and Margery Arnold are running a very high class beauty salon where they practice the psychology of music on their patients for better results. Gail Cowan is house mother at 81 — (I ' m Speechless). Wilford Berard has just finished a lovely garrett in Greenwich Village and invites all his old classmates in (one at a time, please) for a Saturday night " rat marathon. " • 36 • Last but far from least Vincent Sacca, renowned far and wide for his meticulous care in making certain of the correct numbers of the Mozart and Haydn symphonies, gives weekly lectures at Harvard on that particular subject. Well, it looks as though my trip is over. It ' s a good thing too, because I ' ve lost about twenty-five pounds trying to keep up with the class of 1940. So I guess I ' ll hie me to my little log cabin in the New I Iampshire hills and write me another lullaby. PHYLLIS SAMPSON •37- FABLE Down by the sea, by the beautiful sea, Were a Nightingale and a Hawk. They were perched on the crest of a windswept wave Engaged in a serious talk. The Nightingale said, with a flutter of wings, " Ah, look at the beauty around. The bright shining sea, the white gleaming sand, And the sky with nebulae crowned. " The Hawk answered not in an ominous tone, And his beady eyes glittered with crime, As he sat on the crest of the windswept wave And steadfastly bided his time. The Nightingale trilled, " What a glorious night! " And dipped in a watery hollow. The Hawk said " Ah, yes, but might is right! " FOR The Hawk clenched his claws The Hawk snapped his jaws And the Nightingale was but a Swallow. PHYLLIS SAMPSON. SENIOR CLASS Fellow Seniors: — At this point in our careers, actually the heginning, we, as individuals arc inclined to contemplate on those prospective problems which we shall have to meet in the pursuance of our profession. This brings to each of us some big question or questions which do inevitably confront our inner selves. Probably the question which most constantly besets every individual in the artistic world is the one — What do I have that the other fellow doesn ' t have? We are all engulfed in an environment of competition. If this modern life of ours were suddenly stripped of all its material embellishments, we would find ourselves not much above the animal stage engaged in a ruthless struggle for an existence. The " survival of the fittest " law of life still and always shall govern and processes of our living. We in America do cherish and defend our right to pursue our lives as we see (it, that is, we believe that we are each of us individualistic, each unique before God and the State. And so we attempt to pursue an individualistic life as we apprehend it. Consequently so people of more limited visions are prone to practice individualism along the lines of pride, prejudice and the exclusion of the rights of others in preference to one ' s self. On the other hand there are those whose broad visionary powers lead them to an enviable state of serenity and understanding in their way of life, but who are often the victims of the " slings and arrows " of those lesser individuals whose conceptions of individualism are limited by their lack of real visionary powers. The very word individual seems to mean — to be divided from. That does not mean an individualist must be a person who has his being apart from society, that he uses society for what good it does him. It does mean that he is an integral, vital part of society whether or not he is very significant. He gives his bit to others and by giving receives in return, justly or unjustly, according to the individuals with whom he is associated. Probably the greatest of individualism, so-called " rugged, " is the belief latent or manifest, that crushing others and destroying everything in one ' s own way is the means of achieving personal ends. Perhaps it does account for a certain amount of success but it is nevertheless analogous to the " burning bridges behind you " theme. The much voiced contention that we achieve a greater individualism and success by working with others and doing things with others and for others with little thought of immediate reward is far more than just a so-called " beautiful thought. " It is real and what is more — it works. It works because of the fact that the more we do for others the more value we automatically become to others and on that is based individualistic significance. True individualism then really comes about •39- by one ' s giving of his energy in an honest unassuming manner. No doubt he must put forth energy to prevent or dispel pernicious forces which attempt to undermine his whole being. When a person attempts to build himself by belittling others, he is merely destroying those forces which could be made beneficial to him. Musicians and teachers must be individualistic in their natures in order to be of any value to others. If we can always remember that our interest in music for itself and what we can do for others through music, are the most important things in our careers, then will we be living not in a life of avarice and limitation, but in a life of true individualism and serenity — which spell success. RALPH STRONACH President of the Senior Class. •40- TRISECTING AN ANGLE First I figured the angle ' s degree I divided the angle in two by three. I added and subtracted until I was distracted. I wrote and erased — I ruled and traced I worked with haste until blue in the face. I figured while eating, I figured while drinking. From morning till night mv health was sinking. I figured by day — I figured by night. Until I looked an awful sight. I was told Fd die, I looked so faint. 1 felt so weak and pale but I ain ' t. For 1 lived — got well — thev hadn ' t expected. I tried again — got things connected I tried to get the angle trisected. I wore out pencils — I wore out shoes. I changed my ways, I changed mv views. At least I did a marvelous thing That ' s never been done by serf nor king. Mathematicians have been around Thev Ye searched the world upside down. And they ' ll agree it ' s never been found. It ' s hard to believe but it ' s perfectly true For I had found the square root of two. Now finding this was half the battle, My brains now worked without a rattle, Indeed thev worked with vim and vigor Mv numbers and columns grew bigger and bigger Until at last I found a figure, I took my figure and turned it about And found that the angles were inside out. This I took and thoroughly inspected And got a number I hadn ' t expected Mv heart with joy was affected Because at length with things connected I had at last my angle trisected. DARWIN CARROLL. •4:3- R G A II Z A T I I S ORGANIZATIONS: CHORUS ORCI IESTRA SENIOR CLASS STUDENT COUNCIL JUNIOR CLASS UNDERCLASS ALPHA CHI OMEGA NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY CLUB ELSON CLUB KAPPA GAMMA PSI Ml! PHI EPSILON PI II Mil ALPHA SINFONJA SIGMA ALPHA IOTA DRAMATIC DEPARTMENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION • 44 • CONSERVATORY CHORUS Twice a week the Conservatory Chorus, totaling ahout one hundred and ten members, meets for rehearsals under Mr. Findlay s expert direction. The group includes all of the Public School Music Department and most of the vocal students in the school besides a number who join because they enjoy choral singing. Each year Mr, Findlay prepares the chorus for at least one concert with the Conservatory Orchestra. During the past few years they have thus become intimate with a number of fine works such as Mozart ' s Requiem and Mendelssohn ' s Elijah. They added their bit to Conservatory Night at Pops this year by singing with the orchestra to a very appreciative audience. • 45 • THE CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA • 19391940 1st Violins Dorothy Rosenberg Louis Ruggiero Rhoda Robinson Mary Sawyer Clara De Mattia John Cardosa Jules Payment Alfred Soulc Frances Eaton Dorothv Churchill Walter Spolar Ann Very Richard Hagopian Yollmcr Hetherington 2nd Violins John Mooradian Richard Johns Kirke Walker George Nicoloff Marjorie Sheils Alton Ayery Irma Moran Julio Di Santo Marcia Jump Ewald Krauklin Phyllis Smith Paul Gerardy Louis Ugalde Mary Terzian V tolas Basil Prangoulis Norman Sodersjcrna Victor Alpert Constance Bettencourt Arlington Visscher Arnold Chaitman Amelia Bartlett Vincent Dayid Deinaine Cellos Adelaide Hubbard Dorothy Jump Norma Olson Arthur Winograd Michel Alaura Karl Lamp Audrey Macdonald Basses Stanley Hassell Margaret Alyord Lillian Arnold Le Roy Friswold Webster Spinney John Richardson Kay Juel, Jr. James Harnett Harp Olivia Hall Mary Lenom Flutes Harriet Peacock Malcolm Hall Frances Snow Arthur Ephross Piccolo Malcolm Hall Oboes Clement Lenom (Instructor) Joseph Rizzo John Lagerval Robert I Lines English Horn Clement Lenom (Instructor) Clarinets Joseph Velardo, Jr. Orville Cramer, Jr. Pauline Pepper Bass Clarinets William De Fa i Bassoons Clyde Bennett John Ohanian Horns John Moves Herbert Russcol Andrew Randall Vincent Jacobs Rowland Blackstone Edward Searle Trumpets Harry Herforth Franklin Woodbury Martin Boraks Phyllis Sampson Bass Trumpet Phyllis Sampson Trombones Kauko Kahila 1 i win Price Earl Leavitt Tuba Chester Roberts Tyuipani Joseph Leavitt Percussion Victor De Stefano Dowell P. McNeill Arnold Manchester Mcrton Uzinsky Paul W. Price •47- THE SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS RALPH STRONACII President CLARENCE MOSIIER Vice-President MARJORIE NESBITT Secretary ELIZABETH CREAMER " ... Treasurer DARWIN CARROLL Student Council Representative 48 • THE STUDENT COUNCIL RALPH STRONACH . DANIEL LEARY . ESTHER SEAVERNS . SUMNER PETERSON . WILLIS DUTRA DA SILVEIRA President Senior Class Vice-President Under Class Secretary Conservatory Club Treasurer Junior Class Member Executive Council, Simfonia DARWIN CARROLL Senior Class WALTER NICKERSON Underclass ELIZABETH CREAMER Alpha Chi Omega GEORGE NICOLOFF Kappa Gamma Psi LEO LANGELIER Underclass IRENE BINDER Mu Phi Epsilon PHYLLIS SMITH junior Class MARJORIE NESBITT Sigma Alpha lota MAY COHEN Elson Club FRANKLIN TAPLIN Carr Organ Society ARTHUR D ' ONOFRIO Newman Club •49- THE JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS SUMNER W. PETERSON President JOSEPH P. FOLEY Vice-President CLARA M. SHEDD . . . . . . . , . . . Secretary RUSSELL CETLIN Treasurer PHYLLIS K. SMITH Student Council Representative The Junior Class started right off in the early fall, elected its officers, and went to work with a definite program. Usually Juniors are sandwiched between the aggressiveness of an over-populated underclass and thoroughbred senior class who bow only to the faculty, but this year the Juniors seem to have done pretty well for themselves. All their social functions have met with great success. The class has been very helpful with its suggestions in the Student Council and in its co-operation in the affairs of the other classes. The most noteworthy accomplishment of the class was the standardization of a New England Conservatory of Music class ring. Previous years at the Conservatory found each Junior Class electing a ring committee and debating the very perplexing problem of a class ring, with the result that every " raduating class had one of different style. The Junior Class of 39- ' 40 decided that a uniform and standard ring was the only solution of this problem. A class ring was designed and approved by the Junior Class, Student Council and the Administration, as the official New England Conservatory Class Ring for future graduating classes. Keep up the good work, Juniors, for soon — thou shalt be Seniors. • 51 • UNDERCLASS OFFICERS DANIEL LEARY President WILLIAM FULLER Vice-President I ARLENE LISTER Vice-President II MADELYN BOYD Vice-President III HERBERT RUSSCOL . Recording Secretary MADELYN BOYD Corresponding Secretary BRONISLOW POLICHNOWSKI . Treasurer ROBERT BARRETT ) Representatives to Student Council LEO LANGELIER f 1 Look ovei there. That ' s the group that did most of it — and interested, on-the-go committees and school spirited Underclassmen did the rest. In the heginning, after all Underclassmen had registered as such, they electee! a sure-fire group of leaders who, with those extra-active individualts found in all classes, proceeded to give the members full value for their dues, payment of which entitled one to free admission to all class activities, with guest privileges where dances and the Show were concerned. Freshman Education and Enlightenment Week, to he dignified about it, seemed rather hard on these young cadenza-killers, but by bowing to that august gentleman, they got to know Beethoven quite well, and at the annual banquet the following week, in honor of the new faculty members, were greeted as seasoned Conservatoryites. The Bulletin again blossomed forth to call the gentry to meeting and inform them of class activities, one of the most important being the Show. This was probably the most ambitious and suc- cessful affairs of the year, and was carried off in true professional style. At meetings, we received with glee and pardonable pride reports of the exploits of our almost unbeatable bowling team. Then, in a glow, as it were, we went and got censored. This timely census, first of its kind, brought many importantly interesting facts to the fore, and enabled us to shape our policy for the good of the whole, this aim being uppermost in all our doings. A year of firsts, a successful year, and if we say that the Underclass has been typical of itself this year, we mean that other Underclasses will have a goal to reach, and — we hope — a higher goal to set. •53- ALPHA CHI OMEGA VIRGINIA BAKER CONSTANCE DENNISON BERYL ANDERSON VALERIE SHERMAN VIRGINIA KNIGHT ELEANOR BURCH ELEANOR BURCI I MADELINE BOYD ELIZABETH CREAMER ETHEL HILL CONSTANCE DENNISON ELIZABETH CREAMER . President . Vice-President . Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary . Treasurer . Assistant Treasurer . Chaplain Warden . Historian Lyre Editor Rushing Chairman Representative to Student Council 54 Zeta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was founded in the New England Conservatory of Music in 1895, ten years after the founding of the fraternity itself at De Pauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. Zeta is the only distinctly musical chapter of the sorority. In 1935 Zeta had initiated 377 members. Zeta has given the fraternity two National Presidents, Evangeline Bridge Stevenson, and Gladys Livingston Graff. The activities of the Chapter consist of two concerts a year, an annual spring rummage sale, and various musicals for the aged and blind. • 55 • NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY CLUB ANGELICA SARRIS . MARTA FINDLAY NANINE SCHWARTZ BARBARA LINDBLADH ESTHER SEAVERNS . Josephine Coscia Gail Cowan Bettye Evans Marta Findlay Mary Grover Marguerite Johnson Barbara Lindbladh Mary Ludko ACTIVE MEMBERS Audrey Osgood Elaine Pattee Louise Picerelli Evelyn Richards Leoni Rudd Angelica Sarris Nanine Schwartz . President Vice-President . Secretary . Treasurer Student Council Representative .Esther Seaverns Mary Smith Olive Strickland Eleanor Tower Beulah Trickey Gilda Venditti Leta Whitney Kikuye Yatsuhashi 56 The New England Conservatory Club originally embraced all the sororities of the Conservatory as an organization for the promotion of school spirit and greater friendship among the girls. Gradually, however, the necessity for this decreased as the various classes became more organized and participated more in social events and sports. The Con Club today, like the sororities, is a selective group of co-operative girls. This year thev had numerous teas at school, a musical at the home of one of the members, and enjoyed a banquet at the Alpine. Their big event of the year was the annual play together with Kappa Gamma Psi. In March these two organizations put on Booth Tarkington ' s " Clarence " with excellent results. Con Club and Kappa Gamma both produced some amazing actors! Mr. Glenn Wilson, a professional director and past member of the Conservatory ' s Dramatic Department, was their coach. The time and effort he gave to them was greatly appreciated. The Con Clubbers are very fond of their room and have made it very attractiv e. Therefore they spend a lot of time there, studying, resting, playing, in fact just enjoying it and the friends they find there. This year they found time between classes to redecorate the room. New curtains, a new rug, and new furniture certainly help them keep the friendly atmosphere thev have always maintained. •57- ADELAIDE HUBBARD EDYTHE SALVIN . MAY COHEN CHARLOTTE GOLDFORB NORMA FRANK . MAY COHEN May Marcia Cohen Flelen Cohen Libby Ellison Esther Feingold Norma Frank Miriam Freedman Charlotte Goldforb ACTIVE MEMBERS Lillian Goldman Elsie Flerwitz Adelaide Hubbard Ruth Kratman Lillian Kaplow Sylvia Katz Charlotte Rogers . President . Vice-President Corresponding Secretary . Treasurer . Recording Secretary Student Council Representative. Esther Rubin Sylvia Rubin Dorothy Rosenberg Lillian Alberta Rosen Edythe Salvin Jeannette Shapiro Rosalie Zolloto •58- Theme: O Elson Club, we sing to thee, To thee, we pledge our loyalty, For evermore we ' ll sing thy praise, Our voices loud in love we ' ll raise, Thy banners we will raise on high, And raise until they reach the sky, While breezes blow, and waters flow, Our love for thee will ever grow. Development: The Louis C. Elson Club was founded in 1920 to promote the best in music and to further the musical interests of its members. In accordance with its objectives, to further stimulate musical accomplishment among its members, the Elson Club presents a concert each spring and awards a scholarship each year to one of its members. Several musicales are given each year at the members ' homes. Coda : The club-room was filled with music and laughter. The loveliness of moments filled with music and with real friends cannot be forgotten. Upon completion of their work in the Conservatory, graduate members of the Elson Club look forward to membership in the Elson Alumnae Club. •59- KAPPA GAMMA PSI PAUL GIULIANA . DARWIN CAROLL JOSEPH VELARDO CLARENCE MOSHER GEORGE NICOLOFF JOSEPH AHERN . LOUIS UGALDE . WILLIAM FULLER LEO LANGELIER . MICHAEL MASAILO CARLOS TIO . CLARENCE MOSHER GEORGE NICOLOFF . . . . . President . First Vice-President Second Vice-President . Recording Secretary Assistant Recording Secretary . Treasurer . Corresponding Secretary Assistant Corresponding Secretary Sergeant at Arms . Chaplain . Historian T rustee . Student Council Representative •60- Kappa Gamma Psi Fraternity was founded at the New England Con- servatory of Music in 1913 by a group of twelve members of the faculty. Although a young fraternity, it has grown steadily and is now a national organization with chapters in various institutions of the country. A scholarship fund, founded by Ignace J. Paderewski, awards a scholar- ship each year to that member of the fraternity who is most deserving and who will profit most by its assistance. The aims of the fraternity are: to aid its members in a moral and material way, to encourage sincere and earnest music study; to promote and dignify the musical profession; to establish closer relations between musicians and music schools; to work for the development of music in America. Ml PHI E P S I L I RAFFAELLA FIORENTINO MARGARET CLARK . EDNA COMSTOCK SMART EMELIA ANDERSON . MARGARET SPILLER . RUTH AUSTEN . HELEVI NORDSTROM IRENE BINDER . LILLIAN JONES . ASTRI KNUDSEN . President . Vice-President . Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary . Alumnae Secretary . Treasurer . Historian ■. . Warder . Chaplain . Chorister •62- Active Members Emelia Anderson Chrisoula Argeros Ruth Austen Irene Binder Marjorie Chadwick Margaret Clark Clara De Mattia Ruth Donnelly Frances Eaton Raffaella Fiorentino Florence Holland Lillian Jones Astri Knudsen Marjory Marshall Irma Moran Helevi Nordstrom Marietta Paparo Angelica Sarris Edna Comstock Smart Margaret Spiller Mn Phi Epsilon, Music Honorary Sorority, was founded in 1903 at the Metropolitan College of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio. There are 49 active chapters and 28 alumnae chapters. Advancement of music in America is its objective. As a means to this end, members of the sorority aim to promote musicianship, scholarship, and friendship among music students in American colleges and schools of music, and to cooperate with national and civic music movements of importance. Then, too, M.O.E. maintains national contest awards and scholarship awards. Each chapter gives an annual scholarship to a talented student. Among other worthwhile donations given each year is the one given to the MacDowell Colon v at Peterboro, New Hampshire. A settlement school known as Mu Phi Epsilon School of Music of Gad ' s Hill Settlement is also maintained in Chicago. Between May and November, 1939, over 30,000 visitors to the New York World ' s Fair either were introduced to or else renewed their acquaintance with Mu Phi Epsilon through its weekly concerts. Thirty-seven artists appeared before audiences which ranged from 700 to 1500 at each performance. A composition bv an American composer appeared on each program, and many works by M.O.E. composers were presented. Two of Beta Chapter ' s active members, Edna Comstock Smart and Florence Holland, participated in the official Mu Phi Epsilon Day program and two members of the Boston Alumnae Chapter, Louise Beach and Nora Gill, appeared on the weekly series. The Sorority is also proud of the fact that Mu Phi Epsilon was the only musical organization which gave regular concerts this past summer at the San Francisco Fair. •63- PHI Mil ALPHA SINFONIA ALFRED SOULE ........ Supreme Councilman G. WILLIS DUTRA DA SILVERIA President W. BARRETT TERRELL Vice-President F. BURNS LANGWORTHY Recording Secretary DICKRAN HAGOPIAN Corresponding Secretary G. WILLIS DUTRA DA SILVERIA Treasurer F. BURNS LANGWORTHY . . . Historian ROBERT McCULLOCH Warden ALFRED SOULE Librarian W. BARRETT TERRELL Alumni Secretary G. WILLIS DUTRA DA SILVERIA . . . Student Council Representative EVAN EVANS SteWs F. BURNS LANGWORTHY . JOSE DA COSTA Faculty Advisor 64 • Active Members Humberto Andrade Amos Bond Robert Brown Fred Diggle Rocco Di Pietro G. Willis Dutra da Siberia Ernest Falciglia Edward Fitzpa trick Sumner Glanville Henry Gryzabala Dickran Hagopian F. Burns Langworthy Daniel Leary Neil Leeper Edgar White Robert McCulloch Arnold Manchester John Roche Alfred Soule William Terrell Everett Titcomb Daniel White John Cardoza William Cathcart Frederick Converse Jose da Costa Louis Counihan Wallace Goodrich Malcolm Hall Vaughan Hamilton Active Alumni Harrison Keller Howard Goding Manuel Valerio Malcolm Hall Clement Lenom David Moore Raymond Orr C. Roland Reasoner John Sheldon Warren Story Smith Lawrence White Carl McKinley Homer Humphrey Walter MacDonald Clyde MacDonald It all began in 1898. A group of Conservatory men banded together under the leadership of Ossion Mills, adopted a name for their organization suggested by George W. Chadwick — Sinfonia. They made their purpose the advancement of music in America. Since then the word has spread to all parts of America. Now we find national music fraternity with over eighty active chapters. Each chapter maintains scholarships and prizes for the benefit of deserving members. The national office sponsors an annual contest open to all members of the fraternitv for the best original composition. Alpha Chapter presents its members in many concerts and recitals throughout the year, some of of them in collaboration with other fraternal organizations. The national organization is sponsoring a series of weekly coast-to-coast broadcasts to which each chapter contributes a program. The men of the fraternity play host at many smokers and socials. This year Alpha Chapter held a highly successful dance in Brown Hall. Bowling matches with Kappa Gamma Psi and the teams of other Conservatory organizations have become a regular event. •65- SIGMA ALPHA IOTA JANE VEASEY CLARA SHEDD . ERMA ERICKSON DELPHINE COLBY . GENEVIEVE CARTER . CLARA MITCHELL . DOROTHEA JUMP . MARJORIE SHIELDS . RITA LaPLANT . DOROTHEA JUMP . NORINE ROBARDS . DOROTHY DRUMMOND MRS. MARTA FINDLAY • 66 • . President . Vice-President . Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary . Treasurer . Chaplain Editor Sargeant-at-Arms Executive Board . Facidty Advisor Chapter Advisor . Patroness Chairman Active Members Genevieve Carter Marilyn Cloutier Delphine Colby Loretta Donahue Agnia Egoroff Erma Erickson Miriam Hollander Dorothea Jump Marcia Jump Rita LaPlant Janet Loberg Helen Maretti Marybelle Marshall Emma Mello Clara Mitchell Marjorie Nesbitt Alice O ' Brian Mary Quinn Phyllis Sampson Mary Sawyer Clara Shedd Marjorie Shiels Jane Veasey Sigma Alpha Iota was founded at the University of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1903 by seven young women students. Today it is the oldest and largest national music fraternity for women in the United States. It is affiliated nationally with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Women ' s Professional Panhellenic organization. It supports " Pan ' s Cottage " at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. There arc now seventy-eight active chapters and twenty-two alumnae chapters. Lambda Chapter was installed at the New England Conservatory of Music in June 1915. It has had about two hundred active members, as well as patronesses, chapter honoraries, and associate members. This year Lambda is ce lebrating its Twenty-fifth Anniversary, which the chapter marked by a special concert by active and alumnae members in George Brown Hall on April 25th, and a banquet on May 3rd. •67- DRAMATIC DEPARTMENT Actors? — Ah, yes — quite a few have gone out to win shekels and fame after having had their training and first stage experiences in the dramatic department. Alumni may be found in Hollywood, on the radio or the stage. Some are winning the plaudits locally and some distant, but it seems as though they always find their way back to the Conservatory for a visit. This, of course, indicates that the early days on the Recital Hall stage were so enjoyable and the experiences so beneficial that it became a landmark for those who have departed for success. And why not? Two nights each year find Jordan Hall filled to capacity for the Dramatic Depart- ment ' s annual big show. Shortly thereafter for the remainder of each year Friday afternoons are spiced with interesting recitals which include one act plays and selections from longer ones. These weekly successes are open to all. •68- A L II M HI I ASSOCIATION FRANCES B. SETTLE . FREDA H. NISSEN FLORENCE OWEN LUCAS GEORGE A. GIBSON . DOROTHY RICHARDS MARY E. WILLIAMS . GERTRUDE BRAILEY NELSON . President . First Vice-President Second Vice-President . Treasurer . Financial Secretary Corresponding Secretary . Recording Secretary TO THE 1940 CLASS The Alumni Association members arc happv to greet you from this page which you have so graciously given to us. You have our congratulations and our best wishes for success and happiness as you conclude your work at our Alma Mater. We well realize how happy you are to be graduating, but we realize too that there is bound to •69- be a feeling of sadness at the thought of leaving the school with all its many rich opportunities for study and friends and inspiring atmosphere. We know that you will want to keep in close touch with the school activities, with its progress, with the faculty members, and with your colleagues. The realization of this desire on the part of graduates to be associated with the school led to the formation of the Alumni Association. Their objective is well stated in the constitution: " To perpetuate and intensify in its members their fidelity to their Alma Mater and join them together in a spirit of true friendship and mutual helpfulness. " Each graduate from the Conservatory is eligible to membership, and we hope that every member of the 1940 class will join before le aving school this June so that we may have the pleasure of personally welcoming you into the Association. While it is true that the Association was formed for your needs, it is equally true that the Associa- tion needs you with all your splendid enthusiasm, energy, and ability. Your own student days are so near that you can well interpret for us the attitude of the undergraduate and suggest ways that the Association may be most helpful to them. Your comments and criticisms will be valuable. We also need the continuation of the same loyalty and devotion which you have always given to our Alma Mater. In addition to your membership in the Association, you will want to subscribe to the Alumni Quarterly. This interesting and very worthwhile publication contains just the sort of news items that one is hungry for. It tells of activities at the Conservatory, of the concerts, and of the various organizations of the school. There are several pages containing news of alumni members, and you will look forward to receiving your copy each quarter. Membership in the Alumni Association and your Quarterly will help keep you in close touch with the school, even though in miles you may be a great distance away. You are going out into a world which needs music as it probably never has before. It is your privilege and your good fortune to be able to provide the courage, hope, and inspiration music can give. We wish you every best success. Sincerely yours, FRANCES B. SETTLE ■7(1- PI KAPPA LAMBDA Dorothy Eastman Allen Gertrude Urban Allen Esther Asher Frank W. Asper Miriam Atlas Marian A. Bacon Shirley Bagley Ruth Bailey Ruth Bampton Evelyn Tozier Bancroft Alvira Gustapon Bean Edith Rice Berle Mrs. Frederick Berman Eleanor Steber Bilbv Mrs. G. H. Bingham David S. Blanpied Gilbert R. Boyer Mrs. Alexander R. M. Boyle Laura E. Brown Mildred Messer Burnett Mrs. James B. Burr George W. Chadwick Arnold Chaitman Harold Chapman Rachel Andem Chase Aha J. Colby Frederick S. Converse William H. Cook Leland A. Coon Mae G. Cotton Gail Cowan Jose da Costa Floyd B. Dean Charles Dennee Alfred DeVoto Mrs. Alfred DeVoto Pierino DiBlasio Charles H. Doersam Mildred Vinton Drew Helen Zoe Duncan Verona Durick Isabelle Lynch Edwards Leigh Elder Emily Ellis Francis Findlay Alice Ruth Fischer Arthur Foote Alta F. Freeman Mrs. G. D. Gilbert Augusta Gentsch Jeanette Giguere Marie Audet Gillet Gladvs Gleason MEMBERS OF IOTA CHAPTER Wallace Goodrich Ivar Nelson Leona Griswold Marion Newell Boleslaus C. Grynkiewicz F. S. Noli William Haddon Bertha Olsen Alice M. Hamlet Ippocrates Pappoutsakis Velma Harden Mrs. T. Albion Pinkham Alice B. Harvey Gladys Pitcher Stanley G. Hassell F. Addison Porter Gladvs Heathcock Laura Huxtable Porter Clarence W. Helsins Marion Leach Pulsifer Julia E. Hubbard Pearl Warner Putnam Homer C. Humphrey Ruth Radford Percv F. Hunt Mrs. Abbie Conley Rice Mary Elma Igelmann Eustace B. Rice Theresa Dolge James Myrtle E. Richardson Elsbeth Jones Viva F. 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