New England Conservatory of Music - Neume Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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®NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC LIBRARY un- 7U on iaHc spcecli wlticL leads us to tlic eJcfC of tlic infinite, d arl L Page four HISTORY USIC rHE New England Conservatory of Music was founded by Eben Tourjee in 1 867. Its first home was a very modest sujte of rooms in the Boston Music Hall. However, it fulfilled Mr. Tourjee ' s fondest hopes; it provided the United States with its first institution devoted entirely to the study of music. Proof of the need for the Conservatory was exhibited by its rapid growth. At the end of the second year there was a total enrollment of 1414 pupils. Distinguished musicians and scholars were procured for the faculty. One member was Alexander Graham Bell, famous inventor of the telephone. In 1882 the Conservatory expanded to the spacious St. James Hotel in Franklin Square. This not only provided adequate class room space, but also living quarters for women students. It was not until 1902 that the Conservatory was moved to its present Huntington Avenue location. Four years later the student registration had increased to 2,60B. In 1927 the Conservatory awarded its first Bachelor of Music degree, and in 1933 its first Master of Music degree. It has long held a high rank of distinguished prominence in music circles throughout the world— testified to by the large foreign student registration. Many musicians who have studied at the Conservatory have later achieved world fame. Among these are: George Chadwick, Lillian Nordica, Louise Homer, and later Eleanor Steber and Mildred Miller. A great percentage of today ' s Symphony Orchestra members through- out the United States are Conservatory graduates. Many Boston Sym- phony members are on the faculty of the Conservatory. On various occasions, too, during the present year and past years, the New England Conservatory Chorus prepared by Lorna Cooke DeVaron has appeared at Symphony performances. It has always earned praises both for itself and the Conservatory. Such activities ever increase the Conservatory ' s growing musical experience. The high grade of excellence demanded by Conservatory standards assures the world of still greater achievements in our profession. The Conservatory graduate goes forth well equipped into his chosen field of music. Page five emoriam CLARENCE H. CORNING GEORGE FOUREL appreciation It is with the utmost pleasure that the Class of 1955 presents its Yearbook to F. Judd Cooke. Through the years that the class of ' 55 has studied and performed here, the influence of Mr. Cooke has been felt. In class and in everyday life he has been an inspiration by his example. At Yale, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. From there he went to Edinburgh, where he was awarded his Bachelor of Music Degree with First Class Honors. Mr. Cooke has had instruction with Charles Loeffler at Medfield and with Donald Frances Tovey — the noted author, editor, and lecturer -at Edinburgh. Mr. Cooke came to the New England Conservatory of Music as a faculty member sixteen years ago, in September of 1939. Since then he has instructed classes in theory, theoretical subjects, ensemble playing, and choral and operatic literature. In addition he is a well- known instructor of compositon, having trained many talented young composers. At present he is also serving as chairman of the Depart- ment of History and Literature of Music. Mr. Cooke has proved himself to be a thorough, excellent, and understanding instructor. His complete knowledge of each course he instructs makes his classes both interesting and informative. Page eight That Mr. Cooke is a friend of the students is demonstrated by the fact that he is an associate member of Alpha Chapter, Kappa Gamma Psi. He gives unselfishly of his time to them -performing on their concerts and encouraging them in their endeavors. Last December, in conjunction with the N.E.C. Chorus, Mr. Cooke presented a lecture on the Verdi Requiem in Jordan Hall. The lecture was musically illustrated by the Chorus, conducted by Mrs. DeVaron, and the following soloists- Delores Baldyga, soprano,- Jean Kraft, alto; John King, tenor; and McHenry Boatwright, bass. Mr. Cooke, himself, accompanied at the piano. At present plans are being made by Mr. Cooke and his Choral and Operatic Literature Class for a presentation of a Handel Oratorio. This performance, to take place in Jordan Hall in early May, will be the American premiere of the work and will be broadcast over local and P.M. facilities. Mr. Cooke, in private life, is a devoted family man. He has a wife and five children. They are always ready to welcome students of the Conservatory into their home. It is with great humility that we today present you our Yearbook, Mr. Cooke. In future years we shall still remember your encourage- ment and faith in us. May we be worthy of that faith. Page nine O aUc of CONTENTS ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY II EDITORIAL 23 CLASSES 27 FRESHMAN 29 SOPHOMORE 33 JUNIOR 37 SENIOR 41 CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS 71 ACTIVITIES 87 FACULTY LISTINGS 110 ADVERTISEMENTS Mi AUTOGRAPHS 117 Page ten Page eleven HARRISON KELLER President It is my hope that each member of the Class of 1955 will accept the responsibility that goes with learn- ing, and assume leadership as musi- cians and citizens. I urge each undergraduate to be alert to opportunities, and to depend upon his own powers of discovery. Your education will be measured by your own capacity to search out and evaluate knowledge. CHESTER W. WILLIAMS Dean A clearly defined goal, coupled with intelligent hard work and a generous supply of determination, should produce suc- cess. Do not waste time thinking of easy ways to avoid work. Finally, always be prepared and have your best foot forward. Page twelve Left to right: Carol Walden, Librarian: Elwood E. Gaskill, Registrar; Jean M. Demos, Associate Dean and Dean of Graduate Students; Chester W. Williams, Dean; Harrison Keller, President; Frederick W. C. Leh- mann, Assistant Treasurer; Clarence H. Corning, Administrative Assistant; William F. Hayden, Director of Public Relations and Assistant to the President. vn in is t ratio n Page thirteen Page fourteen cadcmic JEAN M. DEMOS Front row: Ruth Capers McKay; Jean M. Demos; Simone Riviere; Johanna H. Oldenburg; Lottie H. Lenn. Back roiv: Edward F. Perry; Leo Snyder; Arthur Flagler Fultz. Not Present: Josephine Burnett; Carlo Soresina. Page fifteen Left to right: Chester W. Williams; Herbert H. Silverman; Leta Whitney; Arthur Flagler Fultz; Warren Storey Smith. Not present: Josephine Barnett; Lorna Cooke DeVaron; Edward Perry. Page sixteen Front row: Dorothy Richards: Marie Sundelius; Frederick Jagel; Rhodora B. Smith; Eleanor Davis. Back roiv: Bernard Barbeau; Gladys Miller; Felix Wolfes; Maria Elsberg; Percy F. Hunt. Not present: Alice Girouard; Marie Poutiatine; Alice H. Stevens; Sarah Caldwell; Frederic Popper; Boris Goldovsk ■. Page seventeen Front row: Alexandra Jaskolski; Alice E. Whitehouse; Jeannette Giguere; Lucille Monaghan; Betty Hilker. Back row: Malcolm Creighton; Virginia Klotzle; Howard Coding; Homer Humphrey; Margaret Mason; Dowell McNeill. Not present: David Barnett; Marie A. Gillet; George Faxon; Henry Goodrich; Florence Wild Hartnett; David Hicks; Anna S. Lothian; Roland Nadeau; Fredric Popper: Elisabeth Schulz; Miklos Schwalb; Don- ald Smith; Katharine Southworth; Susan Williams. Page eighteen F. JUDD COOKE Left to right: F. Judd Cooke: Warren Storey Smith; Margaret Mason; Carl McKinley. Not present: David Barnett: Everett Titcomb. Page nineteen CARL McKINLEY Left to right: Chester W. Williams; Roland Nadeau; Carl McKinley; Margaret C. Mason; G. Wright Briggs; Warren Storey Smith; William Tesson. Not present: F. Judd Cooke; Gaston Dufresne; Leland H. Procter. Page twenty G. WRIGHT BRIGGS Left to right: Rand Smith; Leo Grimes; G. Wright Briggs; Warren Joseph; William Tesson. Not present: J. Arthur Caless; Norman Carrel; Salvy Cavicthio; John W Coffey; David Hicks; Georges Moleux; Rafael Porras; Theodore Simonelli; Robert Stuart. Page twenty-one STRING: Richard Burgin PERCUSSION: Charles J. Smith First row: Paul Fedorovsky; Marcel Lafosse; Georges Fourel; Richard Burgin; Alfred Zighera; Bernard Zighera. Second row: Roger Voisin; Ernst Panenka; Joseph de Pasquale; Rosario Mazzeo; Georges Moleux; Charles J. Smith; James Pappoutsakis; Pasquale Cardillo; Alfred Krips. Not present: Doriot Anthony; Virginia Bacon; Norman Carrell; Gino Cioffi; John W. Coffey; Camille Cop- pez; Sally Dodge; Everett Firth; Fernand Gillet; William Grass; Frances B. Lanier; George Laurent; Frank Macdonald; Samuel H. Mayes; Jean Northrup; Louis C. Pappoutsakis; Collette Rushford; Hannah Sher- man: Rol:)crt Stuart; Willem Valkenier; Felix A. Viscuglia; Sherman Walt. Page twenty-two The Baroque Era brought about many changes in musical conditions. Many new and old forms of composition have been initiated and improved upon. Chamber music, concerto-grosso, and the opera re- sulted from this period. Music Education in the baroque period was thoroughly and efficiently organized. Education began early in one ' s life and included singing, instrumental lessons, and the rules of com- position. Finally, during this period, music printing and publishing gradually devel- oped into an industry. This year the Neume has undergone many changes. Foremost, it is now a year- book for all students of the Conservatory, and is also included in their activity fee. The staff, though headed by seniors, has initiated many underclassmen. We have also added the use of color to the book. These and other changes have made it appropriate to choose as our theme for the 1955 Neiune, The Baroque Period. The Baroque Period was a culmination of music in the old classical forms, and a beginning of music as we know it today. Those of us who are graduating have reached a sort of culmination point. No v begins our real education, for education is a life long process. Life is a continuous cycle of beginnings, culminations and be ginnings again. Thelma Loven Editor Page twenty-three LILLIAS MATTESON Secretary Page twenty -four _____ fill ERNESTINE PETERS Typing Editor 1 EUDORA HATCH Photography Editor Page twenty-five Editor Thelma Loven Associate Editor Natalie Pakkanen Business Manager Ernest DiSano Associate Edwin Burke Secretary Lillias Matteson Advertisement Jane O ' Keefe Senior Mary Wood Jeriann Trask Junior Michael Mega Sophomore Jeannette Peniuk Colleen Phair Art Editor Lou Rodgers Associate Una Field Typing Editor Ernestine Peters Senior Lillias Matteson Junior Julia Hicock Shirley Jones Sophomore Elaine Barry Photography Editor Eudora Hatch Junior Edwin Burke Junior Class Editor Dorothea Georges Literary Jeannine St. Onge Photography Frederick Rochester Sophomore Class Editor Barbara Godding Literary Beverly Mason Photography Samuel Robinson Freshman Class Editor William McKim Photography Barbara Field Page twenty-six J Lcm is no j-iner tritili oLiainaLle L f yl an ilian Coynes of ntHsic, ' oLt. frowning Pufie twenty-eight First row: Adrienne Rosenbaum; Blossom Lam; Norma Potter; Jean Brister; Salvatorc Bartolotti; William McKim; Paul Gay; Alice Masitis; Estelle Terramagra; Carol Jackson; Geraldine Poppiti. Second row: Carol Kessel; Lois Leavitt; Cecilia Hawkins; Elizabeth Healy; Catherine AUaben; Betsy Sheerin; Lucille Jean White; Valerie Mitchell; Judith Kelly; Janice Ryan; Barbara Field; Roberta Haskell. Top row: John Foss; Peter Wong; Nick Mottola; Richard Risk; Jimmy Giles; Edward Moussally; Frederick Reinert; Raymond Buchko; Tom Vasil; Clarence Cooper; Ronald Viera. Page thirty Embarrassed late-comer Student Room frolicking Oh, Mr. Snyder! You ' re so-o-o funny VN THE fall of the year 1954, when the class of ' 58 1 assembled for the first time outside Recital Hall, in which the orientation meeting was to be held, a strik- ing and baffling phenomenon occurred. Everyone was laughing and talking loudly, as if they had known each other for years, and very little shyness was evident. This amiable characteristic of the Freshman Class has shown itself to be most prevalent throughout the year, in all Conservatory activities. Since the attitude has always proven to be a fruitful one, I am certain much can be expected of the class of ' 58, in the future. Why, you old flirt, youlll Some of our prominent virtuosi An informal meal Off moment Page thirty-one jj ' rcsLman lass Name Address Aldrich, Dean 34 High St., Lancaster, N. H. AUaben, Catherine 11 Lawrence St., Greenwich, Conn. Alvaratlo, Maria Urb. Monterrey, Rio Piedros, Puerto Rico Arruda, Dorothy 350 South Main St., Randolph, Mass. Bailey, Howard 45 Woodman St., Providence, R. L Bartolotti, Salvatore 91 Litchfield St., Brighton, Mass. Bedner, Edward 114 Lincoln , ve., Exeter, Penna. Barthlein, Arline Rumtord, R. L Bedrossian, Elissa 51 Garfield St., Watertown, Mass. Brister, Jean Box 35, Roxbury, Mass. Buchko, Raymond. ...342 Paderewski Ave.. Perth . mboy, N. J. Carvell, Mary Lynn 70 Ricegrowers Bank, Wheatland, Ark. Cason, David 58 Annunciation Rd., Roxbury, Mass. Chapman, Robert 18 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. Chasin, Anna 51 Naples Rd., Brookline, Mass. Coleman, Joan Newfane, Vt. Collins, Thelma Box 6, St. Louis, Mo. Continillo, Dolores 1957 Wabash Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. Cooper, Clarence 130 Factory St., Cocoa, Fla. Daly, Margaret 134 Waterston St., Wollaston, Mass. Dotton, Frederick Rear Maxwell St., Bath, Me. Duckworth, Sylvia 57 Amherst Ave., Pawtucket, R. . Elias, Richard 240 Calef Rd., Manchester, N. H. Ely, Marguerite.. ..154 Independence Rd., Chestnut Hill, Mass. Fernandes, Avelino 206 Brook St., New Bedford, Mass. Fernandes, Gilbert 310 Hay ward St., Bridgewater, Mass. Field, Barbara 99 Storrs Ave., Braintree, Mass. Filippone, Robert 606 French St., Oakville, Conn. Foss, John 32 Franklin St., Pittsfield, Me. French, Donald 28 Spring St., Gardner, Me. Gallagher, James 127 High St., Portsmouth, N. H. Gavoorian, Joan 30 Auburn St., Maiden, Mass. Gay, Paul Main St., Jonesboro, Me. Gregiore, Fernande 61 Queen St., Richmond, Que., Can. Guazzerotti, John 85 Everett St., East Boston, Mass. Ha llet, Edith 1058 Canterbury St., Roslindale, Mass. Harb, Anthony 89 Mechanic St., Norwich, Conn. Haskel, Roberta 1227 Great Plain Ave., Needham, Mass. Hawkins, Cecilia 452 Brattle Rd., Syracuse, N. Y. Hence, Marie 37 Spring St., Trenton, N. J. Hittner, Frank 1751 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. Homan, Robert 1 Plymouth St., Salem, Mass. Hopkins, Benjamin Main St., Lincoln, N. H. Jackson, Carol 528-A Main St., Salem Depot, Mass. Johnson, Percy 894 Drummond St., . tlanta, Ga. Kahn, Harriet 3713 Menlo Drive, Baltimore, Md. Kelly, Judith 1033 Plymouth Ave., Fall River, Mass. Kessel, Carol 520 Puritan Rd., Swampscott, Mass. Name Address Lacroix, Rochelle 12 Spring St., Ware, Mass. Lam, Blossom 2239 South King St., Honolulu, Hawaii LaRoche, Raymond 21 Crescent Rd., Lexington, Mass. Leavitt, Lois 121 Concord St., Haverhill, Mass. Lenihan, Marguerite Misquamicut Rd., Watch Hill, R. L Lilienthal, Mary 2715 S. Olive . ve.. West Palm Beach, Fla. Luering, Erna 298 Union , ve., West Haven, Conn. Masitis. Alice 190 Water St.. New Philadelphia, Pa. McKim. William Rumson Rd., Little Silver, N. J. Mitchell, Valerie 444 Broadway, Providence, R. L Morrison, Loring 5 Carroll St., Portland, Me. Mottola, Nicholas 36 Tobey St., Providence, R. L Moussally, Edmond 74 Montgomery St., Boston, Mass. Murdoch, George 24 St. Botolph St., Boston, Mass. Murphy, Noureen....l 28 N. Water St., East Bridgewater, Mass. Orgettas, Louise 216 Cross St., Winchester, Mass. Parker, Kenneth 316 Huntington Ave., Watertown, Conn. Poppiti, Geraldine 100 Olga Rd., Uilone Village, Wilmington, Del. Potter, Nonna 32 Woodward Rd., West Roxbury, Mass. Puopolo, Vito 23 West St., Norwood, Mass. Reinert, Frederick 9 Exchange St., Westfield, Mass. Rizk. Richard 75 Bassett St., Providence, R. L Robetin, Dorothea 1774 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. Rosenbaum, Adrienne 59 Maplewood Ave., West Hartford, Conn. Rotondo, Thomas 27 Edna St., Johnston, R. I. Rupert, Angle. 260 Lucille Ave., Norfolk, Va. Ryan, Janice 15 Glastonbury Oval, Waban, Mass. Santaro, Cynthia 43 Pleasant St., Woodstock, Vt. Scott, Patricia 1810 Worm St., Houston, Tex. Shanahan, Janet 305 East Maine St., Myerston, Pa. Sheerin, Elizabeth 1629 21st St., N.W., Washington, D. C. Southiere, George 1223 Cumberland Hill Rd., Woonsocket, R. I. Shork, John 18 Mechanic St., Jewett City, Conn. Smith, Gordon 20 Myrtle Terrace, Springfield, Mass. St. Onge, John 126 Fair St., New Bedford, Mass. Terramagra, Estelle 108 Orleans, East Boston, Mass. Tyler, David 43 Beverly St., Melrose, Mass. Vadi, Leonore ;..106 East St., Hingham, Mass. Valentino, James 14 Cottage St.. Kauena, N. Y. Vasil, Thomas 9 Loucraft Ave., Brockton, Mass. Vieira, Ronald 202 Hemlock St., New Bedford, Mass. Wentworth, Robert 69 Marlon Rd., Lancaster, N. H. White, Jean 95 Second St., Deposit, N. Y. Wheatland, Barbara 25 Warren St., Brookline, Mass. Williams, Gilbert 92 Washington St., Marblehead, Mass. Williams, Joseph R. F. D. No. 2, Rome, N. Y. Winn, Dorothy 15 Thackeray St., Providence, R. I. Wong, Peter 227 Granite St., Quincy, Mass. Page thirty-two Page thirty-three JK ' d First roic: William Rohm; Janice Watkins; Pauline Gingras; Josephine Pasciscia; Colleen Phair; Jeannette Peniuk; Elaine Barry; Leonard Bearse; Beverly Mason; Arlene Dores; Annette Guay; Barbara Godding; Edna Estey; Mona Kuvalanka; Loretta Frei. Second row: Shoyei Vamauchi; James Young; Ann Sousa; Joan Hill; Cathleen Fitzsimmons; Nancy Little; Lillian Labrie; George Collins; VVilma Butcher; Rocco Bruno; John Madigan; Curt Allen. Third rotv: Anthony Rando; Claude Hasbrouck; Amasia Arakelian; Donald Robinson; Joseph Roche; Donald French; Norman Gregory; William Hinds; Peter Kekligian; John Morelli; Thomas Christie; Samuel Robinson; Vito Puopulo. C . ass Last year the Class of 1957 had a highly successful Freshman year at the Conserva- tory. Their officers: William Hinds, Presi- dent; Elaine Barry, Vice President; Charles Peladear, Treasurer; Jeannette Peniuk, Secretary; and Thomas Christie, Student Council Representative; led the class to prove themselves a working unit, one upon which the administration could depend. Their class spirit was exceptionally high; which was demonstrated at an excellent Valentine ' s Day Dance they sponsored, and their active participation in the Spring Sing. ELAINE BARRY President COLLEEN PHAIR Vice President JEANNETTE PENIUK Secretary LEONARD BEARSE Treasurer BEVERLY MASON Student Council Representative Page thirty-four The Lite Vou Sa e May Be Vour Own. This year, as Sophomores, tlie Class of 1957 elected as their officers: Elaine Barry, President; Colleen Phair, ' ice President; Jeannette Peniiik, Secretary; Leonard Bearse, Treasurer; and Beverly Mason, Student Council Representative. Thev sponsored a fall Sports Dance in Brown Hall and later, in the spring, held a Valen- tine ' s Day Dance. Both dances were highly successful. The next activity planned by the class is a participation in the annual Spring Sing. To Look Sharp, Be Sharp! Crazy Otto and Co., Inc.! ' Identify this dance: tango hula, or bunny hop Summer classes?? For a Treat Instead of a Treatment. omorc ass Name Address Name Address Allen, Curt, 84 Eliiiwood Rd., Ponca City, Okla. Major: Voice Arakelian, Amasia, Tabriz, Iran. Major: Violin Aslanian. Richard, 410 lOth Ave., Belmar, N. J. Major: Mus. Ed. Barry, Elaine, 17lh Pomeroy St., . llston 34, Mass. Major: Mus, Ed. Bear.se, Leonard, 37 Highland St., Hyannis, Mass. Major: Mus. Ed. Bruno, Rocco, 833 Beacon St,, Boston, Mass. Major: Mus. Ed. Bush, Lawrence, Rt. 2, Box 227, Arkansas City, Kan. Major: Horn Butcher, Wilma, Box 1157, Balboa, Canal Zone. Major: Mus. Ed, Camillo, Henry, 101 Rockland St., New Bedford, Mass. Major: Piano Cardwell, Janet, 305 S. Fifth St., Bozeman, Mont, Major: Horn Chenoworth, Sally, 63 Holden St,, Holden, Mass. Major: Church Music Christie, Thomas, 25 Harvard St,, Natick, Mass. Major: Mus. Ed. Collins, George, Box 6, Wapping, Conn, Major: Voice Cooper, Robert, 188 N, Manor Ave., Kingston, N. Y. Major: Piano Crisanti, Andrew, 304 Centennial Ave., Cranford, N. J. Major: Clarinet Davis, Carl, 712 Crown St., Brooklyn 13, N. Y. Major: Piano Dores, Arlene, 47 Manchester St., Brookline, Mass. Major: Voice Estey, Edna, 20 Holt St., Holden, Mass. Major: Piano Farmer, Ralph, 25 Mattakeeset St., Mattapan, Mass. Major: Mus. Ed. Ferguson, Albert, 12 Story St., South Boston, Mass. Major: Theory Ferry, William, 33 Chapel St., Newport. R, I. Major: Voice Fitzsimnions, Cathleen, 30 S. Forest Ave,, Rockville Center, N. Y. Major: Voice Frei, Loretta, 680 Albin St., Teaneck, N. J. Major: Voice Gaffney, William, 7208 S. May St., Chicago 21 , III. Major: Oboe Gerbrands, Ronald, 96 Ronald Rd., Arlington, Mass. Major: Voice Gingras, Pauline, 274 Western, Lynn, Mass. Major: Voice Godding, Barbara, Wells Hill Rd., Lakeville, Conn. Major: Organ Gregory, Norman, Coolridge Ave., Greenville, R. I. Major: Mus. Ed. Guay, Annette, 54 Cambridge St., Providence. R. I. Major: Piano Guilbault, George, 393 Locust .■Vve., Amsterdam, N. Y. Major: Theory Gundry, Ann, 109 Deepdene Rd,, Baltimore 10, Md. Major: Piano Hasbrouck, Claude, 39 Greenwood St., Lexington, Mass. Major: Comp. Hayaski, Grace, 42-1 Hanasaki-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohoma, Japan. Major: Organ Hill, Joan. Whitehall, Mont. Major: Voice Hinds, William. Main St., Rockland R. F. D., Hanover, Mass, Major: Mus. Ed. Janusz, Roberta, 7 Merrimac St., Nashua, N. H. Major: Mus. Ed. Kekligian, Peter, 893 Broadway, Chelsea, Mass. Major: Piano Klosek, Sonia, 22 Quartus St., Williamsett, Mass. Major: Piano Kuvalanka, Mona, Mohegan Parkway, Quaker Hill, Conn. Major: Mus. Ed. Labrie, Lillian, 200 West St,, N, Attleboro, Mass. Major: Mus. Ed. Lamoutte, Sylvia, 2051 Calle Espana, Ocean Park, Santurce, Puerto Rico. Major: Piano Lapinska, Stacys, 169 Bowen St., South Boston, Mass. Major: Comp. Little, Nancy, 28 Warren St., Needham, Mass, Major: Mus. Ed. Madigan, John, 36 Lafayette St., Schenectady, N, Y. Major: Piano Mason, Beverly, 17 Morgan St., Springfield, Mass. Major: Mus. Ed. MacClelland, Mary, 805 N. McKean St., Kittanning, Pa. Major: Violoncello McCrory, Donald, 2 Desoto St., Providence, R. I. Major: Violin Montesanti, Francesco, 11 Duggan St., North Adams, Mass. Major: Trombone Morelli, John, 282 Francis Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. Major: Mus. Ed. Myers, Hobart, Sewenee, Tenn. Major: Viola Narvaez, Olga, 2034 E, 19th St., Brownsville, Tex. Major: Piano Nudo, Albert, 2402 Whitney Ave., Niagara Falls, N. Y. Major: Clarinet Pasciscia, Josephine, 195 Edenfield Ave., Watertown, Mass, Major: Piano Pendleton, Carolyn, 122 N. Connecticut . ve., Atlantic City, N. J. Major: Mus. Ed. Peniuk, Jeannette, 65 Pleasant St., Ludlow, Vt. Major: Mus. Ed. Phair, Colleen, 44 Stanwood St., Brunswick, Me. Major: Mus. Therapy Robinson, Donald, 59 Phillips St., Fall River, Mass. Major: Organ Robinson, Samuel, Silvermine Ave., Norwalk, Conn. Major: Oboe Roche, Joseph, Top Floor, Shakoor Bldg., New Nagkada Rd., ByeuUa Bombay, Bombay, India. Major: Violin Rohm, William, 115 N. Virginia St., Rockville, Ind. Major: Piano Rossi, . chille, 19 Piedmont St., Providence, R. I. Major: Clarinet Sahagian, Robert, 119 Burgess Ave., E. Providence, R. I. Major: Piano Seeley, David, 807 E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, Mich. Major: Oboe Skarlatos, Maria, 3281 Forest Hill . ve., Montreal, Que., Can. Major: Piano Sousa, .Anne. 249 Pleasant St., Stoughton, Mass. Major: Voice Stolarchyk, Peter, 22 Saion Hill Ave., Dorchester, Mass. Major: Violoncello Themmen, Harold, 94 Campus Manor, Buffalo, N. Y. Major: Clarinet Thorn, Wilma, Main St., Deerfield, Mass. Major: Mus. Ed. True, Beverly, R. F. D. 1, Cumberland Center, Me. Major: Voice Umpierre, Rosaura, Buena Vista Ave., Mororis, Puerto Rico. Major: Piano Watkins, Janice, Reeds Ferry, N. H. Major: Organ Williams. Graydon, II Hibbard . ve., Clifton Springs, N. Y. Major: Theory Yamauchi, Shoyei, 2413 E. Maiioa Rd.. Honolulu, Hawaii. Major: Piano Young, James, 109 S, Fulton A e., Mount Vernon, Conn, Major: Comp. Page thirty-six Front row, left to right: Walter Tokarczyk; Lewis Cella; Donald Bravo; Michael Mega; Jesse Chapman; Julia Hicock; Jeannine St. Onge; Judith Moore. Back row, left to right: Elwyn Adams; Jack Getchell; Edwin Burke; John Henderson; Alvin Ezer; Charles Slavin; Thomas Ferrante; Anthony Grappi. JESSE CHAPMAN President THOMAS FERRANTE Vice President Page thirty-eight LLOW us to introduce ourselves— not in any customary and formal manner, you understand. We are rather grand people and general all-round good geniuses who would like to say hello and tell you what ' s been happening to the class of ' 56 in its jun- ior year. By now we ' re feeling right at home around the Conservatory and the surround- ing city. Some of the old friends and some of the grand times have gone too quickly during these three years; but we have discovered new friends and new times. We have set up new ideals and found more exact goals. We want not to replace the past, but to ful- fill the young promise of the future. The past days and present time which will all too soon become another yesterday, but it is on the past and present that our tomorrow is built. Our class is like your class. It has a few noisy characters, one or two wise men, a clown here, and an artiste there, and a ma- jority of sweet eccentrics who create smoke screens in the cafeteria and barricade their practice rooms. We have fine officers— let ' s introduce them: President— Jesse Chapman Vice-President— Thomas Fcrrante Secretary— Julia Hicock Treasurer— Michael Mesa They round us up on Thursday noontimes and lead us to class meeting. We have our dances, and sorority parties, and something called classes— between cups of coffee. O Freshmen— O Sophomores— we leave you no words of visdom, no profound ad- vice. We remember the experience of grow- ing up in life and music. It was and is and shall be all things— may it be as richly re- warding to you. O Seniors— Here ve come. Adams, Elwyn, 2222 E. 81st, Cleveland 3, Ohio Violin Baum, John, 65 Margaret Ave., Lawrence, N. Y Music Education Besosa, Miguel, 9 Washington St., Ponce, Puerto Rico Flute Bice, Susan, Chakeeney, Kansas Voice Bono, Frank, 30 Brantwood Rd., Arlington, Mass Music Education Bravo, Donald, 239 Eagle St., Fall River, Mass Bassoon Burke, Edwin, 145 Harold St., Roxbury, Mass Music Education Carroll, Joan, 15 Brawnlee Blvd., Greenwood, R. I Music Education Cella, Lewis, 55 Foster St., E. Pt., Conn Music Education Chapman, Jesse, 81 Benefic St., Providence, R. I Piano Coard, Ida, 347 Monroe St., Macon, Georgia Voice Cook, Lucy, 101 Division St., Selma, Alabama Music Education Devine, Bernard, 28 Temple Rd., Waltham, Mass Theory Dutra, Judith, Berkeley Ave., Middletown, R. I Church Music Edelman, Barbara, 33 Washington Ave., Hastings On Hudson, N. Y Voice Ferrante, Thomas, 65 Wareham St., Medford, Mass Clarinet Fogleman, Ann, 309 West Elm St., Shellington, Penn Horn Getchel, Jack, 183 High St., Belfast, Maine Piano Georges, Dorothea, 68 Ferry Rd., Newburyport, Mass Voice Gibson, Jack, 103 N. 47th St., Harrisburg, Pa Piano Griffin, Griffin, W. Main St., Troy, N. Carolina Voice Hall, George, 384 Arbor Rd., Lancaster, Penn Music Education Hall, Patricia, 1 Revolutionary Rd., Lexington, Mass Music Education Harper, Janet, 215 Euclid Ave., Clarksburg, W. Va Voice Hicock, Julia, Southbury, Conn Music Education Hokans, Henry, 23 Alvarado Ave., Worcester, Mass Organ Hutteman, Albert, 121 N. Lihigh Ave., Cranfer, N. J Piano Jaskolski, Alexandra, 109 Peterborough St., Boston, Mass Piano Jones, Shirley, 1 16 Arlington St., Medford, Mass Music Education Lundgren, John, 615 Hamilton St., Wausaug, Wisconsin Organ Mega, Michael, 157 Main St., Bondsville, Mass Violin Moore, Judith, 4638 Leonard Pkwy., Richmond, Virginia Voice Rochester, Frederick, 4721 Upland St., Philadelphia, Penn Piano Rooney, Patricia, 23 Sparhawk St., Brighton, Mass Music Education St. Onge, Jeannine, 141 Grove St., Woonsocket, R. I Music Education Strolia, Vytautas, 259 Athens St., So. Boston, Mass Bassoon Shriberg, Rebecca Piano Taylor, Richard, 131 Pleasant St., Worcester, Mass Church Music Tokarczyk, Walter, 539 River St., Woonsocket, R. I Percussion Vilde, Ilona, 18 Harris Ave., Jamaica Plain, Mass Piano Wentworth, Mary Lee, 69 Marion Rd., Wareham, Mass Piano Wheeler, Elizabeth, 302 Andover St., Danvers, Mass Voice Zarba, Joseph, 151 Leyden St., E. Boston, Mass Music Education Page forty Page forty-one NATALIE PAKKANEN ERNEST DiSANO President Vice-President ERNESTINE PE lERS THELMA LO EN EUDORA HATCH Secretary Treasurer Student Council Representative Page forty-two N 1951, eighty-seven Freshmen entered the New England Conservatory of Music to pursue their musical studies in all the various fields offered. We had representatives from nearly all the states, Hawaii, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The most memorable events of the year were; the tour of Boston with Mrs. Demos, the initiation of Freshmen girls at the dorm, and the Poverty Ball held by our class on February tenth. Any of the girls vho participated, or were forced to partici- pate, in that Fresliman initiation will very likely never forget it. We formed a conga line and danced up the entire length of Gainsboro Street bellowing at the top of our lungs. This humiliation was followed by an impromptu concert by some of us in front of the still existent Sharaf ' s. Yet, proof of the seriousness of our class was the large num- ber of Freshmen on tlie Dean ' s List in 1951. We can ' t forget our Freshmen class officers: President, Ray- mond Jackson; Vice President, Sandra Van Dusen; Treasurer, Martha Goggani; Secretary, Anne Cox; Student Council Representative, Patricia Edmunds. In our sophomore year a horrible realization confronted us. The number of our class had dwindled considerably, and our treasury was in a pitiful condition. In fact, we Avere looking forward to a graduation without a yearbook. Then a few noble souls took courage, and we began money-making schemes. These consisted mainly of card parties and card schools held at the dormitory. The parties Avere well received, and netted us a little capital to help in our crusade for a yearbook. Officers in our Sopliomore year were: President, Sandra Van Dusen; Vice President, Edmund Burke; Secretary, Natalie Pakkanen; Treasurer, Corinne Curry; Student Council Repre- sentative, Thelma Loven. In our Junior year plans were made to change the class ring. Complaints had been made that the ring was out moded and not at all attractive. Houever, Avhen a representative from Balfour ' s came to speak to us, he convinced us that the ring represented a tradition among Conservatory graduates, and should never be changed. Class officers this year were: President, Walter Lewis; Vice President, Natalie Pakkanen; Treasurer, Corinne Curry; Sec- retary, Ernestine Peters; Student Council Representative, Thelma Loven. With this year came an end to our financial worries. Student Council came to our aid by consolidating the funds of all four classes. In this way our classbook became a certainty. For our busy serious year, the following officers were elected: President, Natalie Pakkanen; Vice President, Ernest Di Sano; Secretary, Ernestine Peters; Treasurer, Thelma Loven; and Student Council Representative, Eudora Hatch. Every spare miiiute during our Senior year was spent in compiling and editing the Yearbook. Hard work was done, but many good times were liad. Our happy Conservatory years will not soon be forgotten. Page forty-three Page forty-four BACHELOR OF MUSIC GERALDINE CLAIRE BARRETTO 3 Hancock Street Charlestown, Mass. Voice Marie Sundelius High School, ' 50-1: Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 51-2: Converse Scholarship, ' 52-3; Foundation Scholar- ship, ' 52-3; Elizabeth Walker Scholarship, ' 53-4; New England Conservatory Club Scholarship, ' 53-4; Howe Scholarship, ' 53-4; Sigma Alpha Iota, ' 52-4; N.E. Panhellenic Association Treasurer, ' 54-5; Elson Club Vice-President, ' 52-3; Editor, ' 53-4; Student Council Representative from Sigma Alpha Iota, ' 54-5; Senior Class Vice-President, ' 53-4; Neume Staff Typing Editor, ' 53-4; Melodic Line, ' 51-2; Dean ' s List, ' 54. MARION ELIZABETH BENT Margaretsville, Annapolis County Nova Scotia, Canada Piano Lucille Monaghan Dean ' s List, ' 53-4; Converse Scholarship. LOIS LOUISE BELL 14 Beale Street Dorcester, Mass. Piano Miklos Schwalb Page forty-six James Warren Bragg Jogce Frost Crane Ernest America D ' lsano JAMES WARREN BR. GG 46 Division Street North Attleboro, Mass. Piano Lucille Monaghan Dean ' s List, ' 51-4; Kappa Gamma Psi; Scholarships, ' 51-5. ERNEST AMERIGO DISANO West Main Street East Brookfield, Mass. Music Education, Trumpet Roger Voisin Newman Club, ' 52-5; Sinfonia Fraternity; Vice Pres- ident of Senior Class, ' 54-5; Chorus President, ' 54-5; Baritone Representative of Chorus, ' 54-5; M.E.N.C. President, ' 54-5; Neume Staff Business Manager, ' 54-5; Student Council Representative, ' 54-5; High School Scholarship, ' 51 - ' 52; Louise Baker Scholar- ship, ' 52- ' 53; Scholarship, ' 54- ' 55. JOYCE FROST CRANE 69 Pierpont Street Peabody, Mass. Piano Donald Smith Howard Coding High School Scholarship, ' 51-2; Louise Baker Scholarship, ' 52-3; Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 53-4; Louise Baker Scholarship, ' 54-5; Delta Omicron Chorister, ' 53-4; Delta Omicron Vice President, ' 54-5. BACHELOR OF MUSIC Page forty-seven Clara Louise Edgecomb Harold farbermay} Martha Aime Flagg CLARA LOUISE EDGECOMB Mt. View Avenue Kezar Falls, Maine Music Education, Piano Donald Smith New England Conservatory Club Secretary, ' 53-4; M.E.N.C. MARTHA ANNE FLAGG 19 Heselton Street Gardiner, Maine Church Music, Voice Gladys Miller Elson Club, Vice President, ' 53-5; Student Council; Transfer from Westbrook Junior College. HAROLD FARBERMAN 1 1 Queensberry Street Boston, Mass. Composition Judd Cooke Formerly at [uilliard School of Music; B.S.O. BACHELOR OF MUSIC Page forty-eight BACHELOR OF MUSIC LORRAINE EDNA FOSTER Avery Street Manchester, Conn. Music Education, Piano Elisabeth Schulz Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 51-5; Conservatory Club, ' 54-5. RICHARD LITTLEFIELD GRANT 5 Burnham Street South Portland, Maine Church Music, Organ George Faxon PHYLLIS EMMA GLASENER R.F.D. No. 1 Saunderstown, R. I. Voice Mme. Poutiatine Clara Kathleen Rogers Scholarship. ' 53-4; Walker Scholarship, ' 54-5; New England Conservatory Club Scholarship, ' 54-5; Conservatory Club; Dean ' s List, ' 53-4. Lorraine Edna foster Phyllis Emma Glasener Richard Littlefield Grant Page forty-nine BACHELOR OF MUSIC EUDORA LOUISE HATCH 66 Pond Street Natick, Mass. Music Education. Piano George Gibson Donald Smith High School Scholarship, ' 51-2: Oliver Ditson Schol- arship. ' 52-5; New England Conservatory Club, ' 52-5: New England Conservatory Club Vice Presi- dent, ' 53-5; New England Conservatory Club Social Chairman, ' 53-5; Senior Student Council Represen- tative, " 54-5; Neume Staff Photography Editor, ' 54-5; M.E.N.C., ' 52-5; Senior Class Song Committee Chair- man, ' 54-5. R. YMOND T. JACKSON 424 Hope Street Providence, R. I. Piano Howard Coding Dean s List, ' 52-5: High School Scholarship, ' 51-2; Rhode Island Federation of Music Scholarship, ' 52, ' 54; Hattie M. Jacobs Scholarship, ' 52; Lotta Crab- tree Scholarship, ' 53-4; Freshman Class President, ' 51-2; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity Secretary, ' 54-5. JACQUELINE SMITH HECKERT 240 Catawissa Avenue Sunbury, Penn. Voice Mme. Poutiatine Dean ' s List, ' 50, ' 52, ' 53; New England Conservatory Club, ' 50-5; New England Conservatory Club Secre- tary, ' 50-1; New England Conservatory Club Presi- dent, ' 51-2; New England Conservatory Club Trea- surer, ' 52-5; Sigma Alpha Iota President, ' 54-5; Alumni Chorus, ' 53-5. + + + i + + ± Eudora Louise Hatch Jacqueline Smith Heckert Raymond T. Jackson Page fifty Jacqueline Katherine KHzel Fredrick K. L Lam Edmond Louis Le Blanc .4H ' I ■■ a ■■ ■ l ■ a ■■ l ■ ■ l ■ H l + ■ ■ I ■ a ■■ l ■ a ■■ l ■ l ■■ I ■■ I ■ I ■■ l ■ I ■■ I ■■ ■ l ■ a ■■ I ■■ l ■■ l a ■■ ■■ l JACQUELINE KATHERINE KITZEL 45 Howe Street Meriden, Conn. Music Education, Piano George Gibson High School Orchestral Scholarship, ' 50-1; Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 52-3; Jennie Cox Scholarship, ' 53-4; I.G.F.F. Scholarship, ' 54-5; Elson Club Scholar- ship; Elson Club. EDMOND LOUIS Le BLANC 46 Madison Street Fitchburg, Mass. Church Music, Organ George Faxon Carr Organ Scholarship, ' 54-5; Newman Club, ' 51-2; Carr Organ Society President, ' 52-3. FREDRICK K. L. LAM 2239 South King Street Honolulu, Hawaii Voice Mme. Elsberg BACHELOR OF MUSIC Page fifty-one Janet Eleanor Le Due Walter B. lewis Jhelma Loven JANET ELEANOR Le DUG Rutland Road Pittsford, Vermont Music Education, Piano Donald Smith Dean ' s List, ' 52-4; High School Scholarship, ' 51-2; Mu Phi Epsilon, ' 54-5; M.E.N.C. Secretary, ' 53-4; M.E.N.C., ' 52-5; New England Conservatory Club, ' 53-4. THELMA LOVEN 27 College Avenue Somerville, Mass. Music Education, Piano Alexandra Nurczynska High School Scholarship, ' 51-2; Neume Staff Editor, ' 54-5; Melodic Line Advertisement Editor, ' 52-3; Melodic Line Editor, ' 53-4; Student Council Trea- surer, ' 54-5; Sophomore Student Council Repre- sentative, ' 52-3; Junior Student Council Representa- tive, ' 53-4; Senior Class Treasurer, ' 54-5; New Eng- land Conservatory Club. WALTER B. LEWIS 12 Fidelis Street Brighton, Mass. Music Education, Piano Donald Smith New England Conservatory Scholarship, ' 53-5; Ed- wards Scholarship Foundation, ' 54-5; Junior Class President, ' 53-4; Dean ' s List, ' 52-4. BACHELOR OF MUSIC Page fifty-two BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDWARD WILLIAM LOW 7 Bond Street Gloucester, Mass. Music Education, Organ George Faxon Dean ' s List, ' 49; Two Tanglewood Scholarships. JOHN RICHARD MAZALEWSKI Floyd Place East Norwich, N. Y. Music Education, Piano Betty Hilker Dean ' s List; Newman Club, ' 51-2; QMA, ' 51-2. LILLIAS REOCH MATTESON 36 Mapledale Avenue Anthony, R. I. Music Education, Piano Donald Smith High School Scholarship, ' 51-2: Melodic Line, ' 53-4; Sigma Alpha Iota Assistant Treasurer, ' 53-4; Sigma Alpha Iota Treasurer, ' 54-5; New England Con- servatory Club Editor, ' 54-5; House Council Presi- dent, ' 54-5; M.E.N.C., ' 52-5; Neume Staff Secretary, ' 54-5; Student Council, ' 54-5. Edward William low UlUas Reoch Matteson John Richard Mazalewski Page fifty-three BACHELOR OF MUSIC ALBERT JOSEPH MC GOWAN, JR. JEAN NORTHRUP 76 Roosevelt Street Medford, Mass. 1509 Noble Avenue Springfield, 111. Music Education, Piano Ivan Waldbauer Oboe Fernand Gillet JOANNE TERESE BONGIORNO MONTESANTI 64 Burbank Street Boston, Mass. Voice Alice Stevens Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 52-5; Sigma Alpha Iota, ' 54. Albert Joseph McGowan, Jr. Joanne Terese Bong ' iorno Jean Northrup Montesant ' i Page fifty-four Ruth Jane O ' Keefe Natalie Jane Pakkanen John R. Pandolft RUTH JANE OKEEFE 100 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield, Mass. Music Education, Piano George Gibson Donald Smith Dean ' s List, ' 53-4; High School Scholarship, ' 51-2; Tanglewood, ' 54; M.E.N .C, ' 52-5; Neume Staff Ad- vertising Editor, ' 54-5; New England Conservatory House Secretary-Treasurer, ' 53-4; Tanglewood Scholarship, ' 54; New England Conservatory Club, ' 54-5. JOHN R. PANDOLFI 129 Church Street Manville, R. I. Clarinet Rosario Mazzeo New England Conservatory Scholarship, ' 54-5; Musi- cal Horizons Scholarship, ' 50-1; Sinfonia, ' 48- ' 55. NATALIE JANE PAKKANEN 7 King Street South Royalston, Mass. Voice Mme. Sundelius Mass. State Federation of Women ' s Clubs Scholar- ship, ' 51-2; Clara K. Rogers Scholarship, ' 52-3; James C. Howe Scholarship, ' 52-3; Walker Scholar- ship, ' 53-4; Worcester Young Artists Award, ' 54-5; Walker Scholarship, ' 54-5; Sophomore Class Secre- tary, ' 53-4; Junior Class Vice President, ' 53-4; Senior Class President, ' 54-5; Sigma . lpha Iota Vice Presi- dent, ' 53-4; Melodic Line; Associate Editor of Neume, ' 54-5. BACHELOR OF MUSIC Page fifty-five ERNESTINE MAE PETERS Main Street Mashpee, Mass. Music Education, Piano Marie A. Gillet New England Conservatory High School Scholar- ship, ' 51-2; New England Conservatory Club Schol- arship, ' 54-5; Tuesday Night Club Scholarship, ' 54-5; Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 54-5; M.E.N.C., ' 53-5; New England Conservatory Club, ' 53-5; Junior Class Secretary, ' 53-4; Senior Class Secretary, ' 54-5; Melodic Line Typing Editor, ' 53-4; Neume Staff Typing Editor, ' 54-5. " LOU " RODGERS High Hedges Street St. James, L. L, N. Y. Composition Dr. Carl McKinley Voice Mme. Elsberg Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 52-4; Carr Scholarship, ' 54-5; Symposium Chairman, ' 53; Vice-Chairman of Composers Guild, ' 53-4; Neume Staff Art Editor, ' 54-5; Student Council Representative, ' 54-5; Mu Phi Epsilon Program Chairman, ' 54-5. ROSE CATHERINE PICCIONI 2125 Admiral Street Aliquippa, Penn. Voice Mme. Sundelius New England Conservatory High School Scholar- ship, ' 51-2; Sigma Alpha Iota Sergeant-at-arms, ' 54-5; Elson Club Treasurer, ' 53-4; Elson Club President, ' 54-5; Newman Club. BACHELOR OF MUSIC Page fifty-six BACHELOR OF MUSIC SALLY ION ROHRMAN 437 North Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio Piano Howard Coding Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 51-5; Fanny French Scholarship; Mu Phi Epsilon Treasurer, ' 52-3; Mu Phi Epsilon Vice-President, " 53-4; Mu Phi Epsilon President. ' 54-5; Co-Editor o£ Melodic Line, ' 52-3; Student Council, ' 53-5; Pan Hellenic Council, ' 53-5; Pan Hellenic Council President, ' 54-5; Strauss Ball Committee, ' 52-4. GEORGE SCHMIDT 1506 1 7th . venue Lewiston, Idaho Trumpet Marcel LaFosse BARBARA ANN SCHELBERG Todd Lane Old Tappan, N. J. French Horn Willem Valkenir Sigma Alpha Iota; Melodic Line writer; Transfer student from Julliard, ' 50-2; Transfer student from University of Miami, ' 53-4. BACHELOR OF MUSIC PHYLLIS LINNEA SKOLDBERG 804 Chester Avenue Bremerton, Wash. Violin Richard Burgin Dean ' s List, ' 52-3; Boston Business and Professional Women ' s Club Scholarship, ' 53-4; Transfer Student from the University of Washington; New England Conservatory Scholarship, ' 53-5. JERRIANN HERMA TRASK 8 Second Avenue Augusta, Maine Voice Mme. Sundelius Dean ' s List, ' 54; A. F. Estabrook Scholarship, ' 53-4; Evans Scholarship, ' 53-4; Walker Scholarship, ' 54-5; James C. Howe Scholarship, ' 54-5; Mu Phi Epsilon, ' 54-5; Neume Advertising Committee, ' 54-5; Trans- fer Student from Boston University, ' 52. PhyWis Unnea Skoldberg Jernann Herma Trask Page fifty-eight Jean Luss ' ier Phyllis Schof ' ield Mary Lee W. Wood JEAN LUSSIER MARY LEE W. WOOD Noire Dame Street Fall River, Mass. High Street North Berwick, Me. Organ Homer Humphrey Voice Rand Smith Dean ' s List, ' 53; Newman Club; Kappa Gamma Psi. Neume Staff Advertising Committee, ' 54-5. PHYLLIS SCHOFIELD 38 Pleasant Street Northboro, Mass. Voice Rand Smith DIPLOMA.... Page fifty-nine Antonia Dalapas Barbara Grace Dingee Eileen Dush ANTONIA DALAPAS 79 High Street Saco, Maine Voice Mme. Sundelius Permanent Cliarity Fund; Teaching Fellowship, ' 52-4. EILEEN DUSIO 465 Dalton Avenue Pittsfield, Mass. Music Education Leta Whitney High School Scholarship, ' 48; Tanglewood, Berk- shire Music Center, Scholarship for Choral conduct- ing, ' 53; Dean ' s List, ' 52; Received B.M. Degree with honors in Music Education, ' 52; Played in " Boston Piano Fair, " 50 spinet piano orchestra, Symphony Hall, ' 52; Alpha Chi Omega National Sorority. ' 50; Delta Omicron National Professional Sorority Pres- ident, ' 51; Newman Club; Student Council. BARBARA GRACE DINGEE 112 Bailey Road Watertown, Mass. Violin— Ensemble Alfred Krips Anna C. Bird Scholarship, ' 53-4; George Hyde Scholarship, ' 54-5; Teaching Fellowship, ' 53-5. MASTER OF MUSIC Page sixty MASTER OF MUSIC BUCKNER GAMBY 504 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, Mass. Piano Howard Coding ELIZABETH ANN HANCOCK 235 Adams Street Holiston, Mass. Voice Gladys Miller High School Scholarship, ' 48-9; Brown Scholarship, ' 49- ' 50; Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 51-2; Foundation Scholarship, ' 53; Walker Scholarship, ' 53-4; Teach- ing Fellowship, ' 54-5; Mu Phi Epsilon Correspond- ing Secretary, ' 50-1. ERNEST FALCIGLIA 11 Jastram Street Providence, R. I. Music Education Leta Whitney Buckner Gamby Ernest faldgVia Elizabeth Ann Hancock Page sixty-one MASTER OF MUSIC DEMETRA lOANNOU 33 Kalapothaki Street Salonika, Greece Voice Maria Sundelius Pappas Foundation Scholarship, ' 54-5; Walker Scholarship, ' 55; Epsilon Omicron Kappa Scholar- ship. MARTHA ANNE LOVEN 27 College Avenue W. Somerville, Mass. Music Education Leta Whitney JOSEPH DOMINIC LO PRESTI 360 Dorothy Road Arlington. Mass. Music Education Leta Whitney Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 50-1; Jennie L. Cox Scholarship, ' 51-2; Clara Getman Scholarship, ' 52-3; Charles Hayden Scholarship, ' 54-5. Detnetra loannou Joseph Dominic Lo Presti Martha Anne loven Page sixty-two HARRY MARKOWITZ 1 28 Washington Ave. Providence, R. I. Music Education Leta Whitney AYRTON A. TEIXEIRA PINTO Rua Constante Copacabana, Ramos, 82 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Violin Richard Burgin Exchange Student, ' 53-4, from the Institute of Inter- national Education. WATSON WILBUR MORRISON 140 Grant Street Needham, Mass. Piano Howard Coding High School Scholarship; Kate E. Blanchard Scholar- ship; M. Ida Converse Scholarship; Permanent Charity Fund Scholarship; Teaching Fellowship, ' 53-5; New England Conservatory of Music Bachelor of Music Degree with honors, ' 53; Newman Club, ' 52-5. MASTER OF MUSIC Page sixty-three WILLIAM TESSON 33 Roberts Road Medford, Mass. Theory Carl McKinley Judd Cooke Received Bachelor of Music degree, ' 50, with high- est honors; Kappa Gamma Psi; Pi Kappa Lambda; George W. Chadwick Medal, ' 50. JEAN KRAFT 189 Huntington Avenue Boston, Mass. Voice Maria Elsberg Clara Rogers Scholarship, ' 53-5; Walker Scholarship, ' 54-5. Artist ' s Diploma THERESA WAENY Rua Alexandre Santos, Sao Pauls, Herculano, 192 Brazil Piano Lucille Monaghan Delta Omicron 1st Vice-President, ' 54-5; Received an honor medal in Brazil. MASTER OF MUSIC • ARTIST Page sixty-four Page sixty-five c S Henry Edward Carra ' i 21 Forsyth Street Boston, Mass. Double Bass George E. Moleaux Dean ' s List, ' 53: Oliver Ditson Scholarship, ' 52-2; Kappa Gamma Psi; Pi Kappa Lambda, ' 52-4; New England Conservatory Orchestra; New England Conservatory Band, ' 51-2. Tan Crone 2 Alphons ' s-Hertogenbosch, Diepenbrochstraat Holland Piano Miklos Schwalb Amsterdam Conservatory Scholarship French Gov- ernment, ' 51-3; Prince Bernhard Foundation, ' 51-3; New England Conservatory Scholarship; Alpha Xi Delta Scholarship; Fulbright Scholarship. Thomas Joseph Flanagan, Jr. 167 Spring Street Composition New Haven, Conn. Carl McKinley Martha Field Gerstenberger 121 St. Stephens Street Boston, Mass. Cello Ensemble Samuel Mayer Oliver Ditson Scholarship; Teaching Fellowship. Henry Guar ' ino 1 80 Cottage Park Road Winthrop, Mass. Music Education Leta Whitney Shirley Jean Hardin 913 Millman Street Peoria, 111. Music Education, Voice Marie Sundelius Elizabeth Fanny French Scholarship. John Horner 24 Appleton Street Watertown, Mass. Voice Gladys Miller Page sixty-eight John Hsu 37 Symphony Road Boston, Mass. Cello Alfred Zighera Foundation Scholarship, ' 53-4: Monroe Scholarship, ' 53-5: Chanz Scholarship, ' 54-5; Hayden Scholarship, ' 54-5; Phi Kappa Lambda; Bachelor of Music, Honors with Distinction, ' 53. Donald R. Key Andover Cottage Phillips Academy Andover, Mass. Trumpet Roger Voisin Lawrence S ' legel 2314 Holland Avenue Bronx 67, N. Y. Opera Direction Boris Goldovsky New England Conservatory of Music Scholarship, ' 55; Tanglewood Music Festival, ' 53. Donald Smith 588 Brush Hill Road Historical Research Elinor Warner Milton, Mass. 534 Newbury Street Boston, Mass. Leta Whitney Historical Research Carl McKinley Judd Cooke Ju cl Cooke Ber ZamkocMan 55 Fuller Street Dorchester, Mass. Organ George Faxon Elinor Zimmerman 30 Starbird Street Maiden, Mass. Piano Howard Coding Page sixty-nine Wll one s lij-e is yytHsic ij- one touclies tlie notes rigilitlvj and in time, ' usLin Page seventy CLUBS First row: Judith Dutra; Eudora Hatch; Georgianna Berry; Elaine Barry; Julia Hicock. Second row: Geraldine Barretto; Beverly Mason; Jeannine St. Onge; Rosaura Umpierre; Maria Aharado; Jane O ' Keefe; Lois Leavitt; Phyllis Glasener. Third row: Carol Kcssel; Amber Cox; Aletha Doolittle. Not present: Joan Carroll; Lucy Cook; Una Field; Lorraine Foster; Jacqueline Heckert; Shirley Jones; Blossom Lam; Thelma Loven; Lillias Matteson; Ernestine Peters; Mary Ella Williams. c (ZU Membership in the New England Conservatory Club is open to all women enrolled at the Conserva- tory. This year ' s officers are: Georgianna Berry, Presi- dent; Eudora Hatch, Vice President; Jacqueline Heckert, Treasurer; Shirley Jones, Assistant Treasur- er; Elaine Barry, Recording Secretary; Judith Dutra, Corresponding Secretary; Julia Hicock, Student Coun- cil Representative. This year ' s program included two " open houses, " a buffet dinner, monthly musicales, and a presentation of Pergolesi ' s " Stabat iVIater, " conducted by Jane O ' Keefe. GEORGL NNA BERRY Page seventij-tivo The members of the local chapter of Delta Omicron, Delta Xi, gi e public recitals, hold open houses, pre- sent ward shows in Boston hospitals, and projects include the endowing of a study at MacDowell Colony, Peterboro, N. H., supporting tlie National Music Camp at Interlochen, Micii., and providing scholar- ships—both national and local. A chapter may award the Senior Honor Pin in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement. The local chapter has for three consecutive years von the National Achievement Award. This year ' s officers are: .Angela Centola, President; Theresa Waeny, 1st Vice President; Joyce Crane, 2nd Vice President; Shirley Jones, Secretary; Janet Ro- mano, Treasiuer; Joyce Crane, Chorister; June De- vine, Warden; Joan Marston, Chaplain and Publicity Chairman. ANGELA CENTOLA c ta icyon First row, left to right: Teresa Waeny; Angela Centola: Joyce Crane; Shirley Jones. Second row: Dorothea Georges, Leonila Policarpio. Third row: Barbara Connors; Betsey Sheerin; Jean W hite; Ediih Hallcit; Miss Dorothy Richards; Miss Kennison. Not present: June Devine; Denietra loannou; Joan Nfarston; Janet Romano. Page seventy-three Mu Phi Epsilou is a national honorary music soror- ity in the professional field having as its purpose the advancement of music in America, the promotion of musicianship and scholarship, loyalty to the Alma Mater and the development of a true sisterhood. During the 1954-55 year Mu Phi sponsored fall and spring recitals, and gave two open houses. On March 1 1 , they held a special initiation and tea for the faculty SALLY ROHRMAN a nd Alumui in honor of Marguerite Willaure Sta- gliano. The year closed with a dance in conjunction with Sinfonia and a joint carnival in Brown Hall. The officers are: Sally Rohrman, President; Barbara Edelman, Vice President; Judy Moore, Recording Sec- retary; Mary Lee Wentworth, Corresponding Secre- tary; Corinne Curry, Treasurer. on First row: Judy Moore; Barbara Edelman; Sally Rohrman; Corinne Curry. Second row: Janet Le Due; Sue Bice; Cathy Fit simnions; Barbara Godding; Annette Guay. Not present: Olga Antonuk; Wilma Butcher; Effie Early; Louise Halsey; Joan Hill; Sonia Klosek; Marguerite Willauer Stagliano; Mary Lee Wentworth. Page seventy-four 1 1 » firii roit ' .- Elisabeth Wheeler; Una Field; Jacqueline Heckeit; Lillias Matteson; Rose Piccioni. Second row: Janet Harper; Louise Thibedeau; Julia Hicock; Nancy Little; Natalie Pakkanen; Joanne Montesanti; Elaine Barry; Josephine Pasciscia. Nol present: Geraldine Barretto; Sally Chenoweth; Loretta Frei; Olga Narvaez; Colleen Phair; Shirlee Sayner; Barbara Schelberg; Janice Watkins. Lambda Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, national women ' s miLsic fraternity, was founded at the New England Conservatory in 1915. Oin- aims are to pro- mote the highest standards of ethics, culture and musi- cianship among members. W e are proud of our famous honorary members which include Amelita Galli-Curci, Polyna Stoska, Anahid and Maro Ajemian, and Mil- dred Miller. Among om- own Lambda members this year are the Presidents of the Senior Class, the dormi- tory, and Elson Club, the Secretary of the Sophomore Class, and the Treasurer of the Conservatory Club. This year ' s officers are: Jacqueline Heckert, Presi- dent; Geraldine Barretto, Vice-President; Una Field, Secretary and Editor; Lillias Matteson, Treasurer; Elisabeth Wheeler, Chaplain; and Rose Piccioni, Sergeant-at-Arms. J. CQUELINE HECKERT Page seventy-jive First row: George Guilbault; Joseph Zarba; Louis Stephen; Sam Robinson; Miguel Besosa; William Ferry. Second row: Elwyn Adams; Thomas Ferrante; Alvin Ezer; Robert Sahagian. Third row: Griffen Griffen; Dent Williamson; Jean Lussier; Irving Lowe; Charles Vandezande; Ayrton Pinto; George Collins; Frederick Rochester; Graydon Williams; Frank Montesanti; John Henderson. Not present: Merrill Berry; Donald Bravo; Carl Davis; Peter Kekligian. LOUIS STEPHEN Page seventy-six The brothers of Alpha Chapter, Kappa Gammi Psi, would like to extend their good wishes to all the classes represented in this Yearbook. Since 1867, when the Conservatory was founded, the school has consistently turned out superior performers and musicians. Kappa Gamma Psi is composed of stu- dents from all different departments. We feel that the fraternity tends to aid each brother in a moral and material way, in not only upholding the fraternity ' s standards, but also the school ' s. Ours is a nationa l professional musical organization that lias been functioning since 1913, when it was founded. As each class graduates we feel that both the fraternity and the school ' s name Avill be carried to even greater heights. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the oldest musical frater- nity in America, having been founded at the New Eng- land Conservatory of Music on October 6, 1H98. Since then, many chapters ha e been added all over the country. The chief purpose of Sinfonia is to advance the cause of music in America. At least two concerts are given each year. The first concert was given February 28, the second April 28, being devoted to works of American composers. In addition to these events, there are variotis social gatherings, our biggest one being an annual dance given in conjunction with tlie Sinfonia chapter of Boston University and the sister chapters. This year the dance was held at Shelton Hall on the Roof Garden. Members of the Alpha Chapter supplied the music. ROSE PICCIONI Last year a scholarship was awarded to Jacqueline Kitzel at a tea given by Mrs. Judge Carroll. Through- out the year cookie sales and teas are held by the club in order to accumulate funds for the scholarship award. Another outstanding annual event is the spring con- cert, in which each member must participate. Early in the fall, Mrs. Lola Camera was elected as the organiza- tion ' s sponsor. Mrs. Camera was the club ' s president for the preceding year, and she has been very helpful in the present year ' s activities. The officers are: Rose Piccioni, President; Martha Flagg, Vice-President; Huguette Pelletier, Secretary; Colleen Phair, Treasurer; Josephine Pasciscia, Ser- geant-at-Arms; and Miss Lucille Monaghan, Faculty Advisor. First row: Josephine Pasciscia; Huguette Pellitier: Rose Piccioni; Catherine .■ llaben. Second row: Geialdine Barretto; Nancy Little; Elizabeth Sheerin; Wilma Thorn; Roberta Haskell; Frances Loomis. Not present: Joan Carroll; Syeeda Daood; Martha Flagg; Jacqueline Kitzel; Takouhi Mangasanian; Colleen Phair; Phyllis Schofield. Page seventy-eight First row: Jean Lussier; John Morelli; Joseph Roche; Thomas Rotondo; Donald Bravo; Watson Morrison. Second row: Salvatore BartoUotti; Sonia Klosek; Annette Guay; Father Kron; Jeannine St. Onge; Rosaura Umpierre; Jeannette Peniuk. Third row: Judy Kelly; Joanne Montesanti; Leonor Vadi; Margaret Daly; Rose Piccioni; Noreen Murphy; Louise Thibedeau; Roberta Janusz; Lillian Labrie. Fourth row: Maria Alvarado; Alice Masitis; Cathleen Fitzsimmons; Angela Centola; Dolores Continillo; Janice Ryan; Dorothy Arruda. Not present: Elaine Barry; Louise Bell; Miguel Besosa; Frank Bono; Raymond Buchko; Henry Camille; Joan Carroll; Lewis Cella; John Cinotti; Ernest DiSano; Gilbert Fernandes; Thomas Ferrante; Loretta Frei; William Gaffnew; Pauline Gingra s; Fernande Gregoire; Rochelle Lacroix; Marguerite Lenihan; John Madigan; Donald McCrory; Michael Mega; Francesco Montesanti; John Pandolphi; Josephine Pasciscia; Geraldine Poppiti; Shirley Rose; Cynthia Santaro; Janet Shanaman; Estelle Terramagra. This year began with an Open House, for the pur- pose of getting acquainted with the new members. A fall concert by the Newmanites was held in Recital Hall, followed by a reception. An outing was held in Gloucester and the Rockport Art Colony with fellow Newmanites of other schools in the area. Tliis year ' s officers were: Jeannine St. Onge, presi- dent; Michael Mega, Vice President; Rosaura Um- pierre, Corresponding Secretary; Jerry Sadlo, Treas- urer. The faculty advisor is Roland Nadeau. JEANNINE ST. ONGE Page seventy-nine First row: Mary Barlett Lenom; Grace McCreaiy; Percy Jewett Burrell; Hon. Vincent Mottola; Gertrude B. Nelson; Marguerite L. Barnes; Mrs. May Fiske Hoffman. Second row: F. Otis Drayton, Mrs. Hannah Matzek, Demeter Zachareff. umni There is a life-long relationship between the college and those vho have been its students. Perhaps ve should take a long, hard look at what we are doing toward developing and strengthening the association of undergraduate and alumni in later life. There are few people in a position to observe the wide difference in attitudes between the same indi- vidual as undergraduate and as alumnus. Faculty members are in contact principally with undergradu- ates. Alumni secretaries are in constant contact with alumni, but rarely deal with undergraduate affairs. It is only the long-suffering college president ho has intimate contact with both. It is possible to determine certain guiding princi- ples, to hew closely to them as possible and to use those principles as a measuring stick against what we plan to do now— and in the future. VINCENT MOTTOL. Page eighty The staff of the Melodic Line extends its best wishes to all the classes represented in this yearbook. This year our aim was to make the Melodic Line truly a school new spaper. Ve featured articles by students and faculty members; also, we have succeeded in obtaining interviews with people in whom we felt you, as readers, would be interested. A greater interest has developed on the part of the student body in their school news- paper. Because of this there is a possibility of increas- ing the number of pages next year. Ve Avould like to express our sincere appreciation to Mr. Snyder for his assistance in obtaining literary material; and Mr. Hayden for the latest in student and school publicity. i StURI.KV JONF.S Leit to right: Edwin Burke: Shirley Jones; Julia Hioxk; Sy lvia Duckworth. Xot pretent: John Baum: Rochelle Lacroix; Frederick Rocfaetter Jeannine St. Onge. With the organization of the Music Educators National Conference, the piofession of music education came of age. The seriousness of pur- pose was evidenced by a desire to share expe- riences and knowledge, in an effort to better serve the boys and girls of America. Tiie MENC is now the largest and most active music organization in the world. MENC has encouraged music educa- tion students to organize Student Chapters. The N.E.C. student chapter has 64 members. During the Eastern Division Conference held this year in Boston, our Chapter prepared and served supper to over 200 visiting students, and took cliarge of decorations for the Colonial Ball. Our Chapter had almost lOO c attendance at the Conference, which shows that N.E.C. is an integral part of a great national organization devoted to the realiza- tion of its motto: " Music for every child and every child for music. " JH. .JV.C. Page eighty-two 3) (ZU The Drama Club was first started in 1953-54 and is now in its second year Those interested in this group meet once a veek on W ednesday for readings of various plays. Rehearsals are held at times other than club meetings. Mr. Leo Snyder is the director, and under his help the Club intends to put on three plays by Saroyan in concert form. " Bastien and Bas- tienne, " an opera by Mozart will be given with Laurence Siegel directing. Mrs. Josephine Barnett assists with all productions. Under the leadership of Curt Allen as Presi- dent, the club hopes to enlarge in future years continuing to perform works and enjoy the sheer art of Drama. Page eighty-three First row. Angela Centola; Shirley Jones; Elaine Barry; Leonard Bearse; Thelma Loven; Julia Hicock; Beverly Mason; Jeannine St. Onge; Eudora Hatch. Second row: Jesse Chapman; Michael Mega; Una Field: Louis Cella; Martha Flagg; Alvin Ezer; Ernest DiSano; Sally Rohrinan. Not present: Salvatore Bartolotti; Thomas Ferrante; Paul Gay; Lillias Matteson; William McKim. Student Council is, as in other colleges and uni- versities, the governing body of the school. The council regulates and arranges all social activities, as well as supervises improvements for all the students. The council consists of the president, treasurer, and an elected member of each of the four classes; also, the presidents of the Greek- letter groups and other organizations in the school. This year the Student Council has had in- numerable duties. It has organized six dances throughout the year which have been quite suc- cessful. The council has also appropriated funds for the yearbook enabling each student to receive his copy by means of the student activity fee. The four classes have had money from the council for the financing of picnics, beach parties, or dances. The officers for this year were: Jesse Chapman, President; Leonard Bearse, Vice President; Elaine Barry, Recording Secretary; Julia Hicock, Corresponding Secretary; and Thelma Loven, Treasurer. Page eighty-four At the end of last year the Dormitory chose the follo ving officers for the coming year: Lillias Matteson, President; Judith Diitra, Secretary- Treasurer; Jeannette Peniiik, Sopliomore Repre- sentative; Alice Masitis, Freshman Representa- tive. Since September this council has fimctioned smoothly in conjunction with Mrs. Whitcomb and her assistant. The first dorm event was an administration sponsored dance in September. Music was pro- vided by Mr. Briggs. At each of the November and March dances music was pro ided b y Fred Rochester and Bob Wentworth. At all of these affairs a large group attended from the Conser ' a- tory and surrounding colleges— resulting in a highly successful evening of dancing. New additions to the dormitory are a television set and an F. M. radio provided by the school. It sic an J rlixjiLn ' t fin J tlieir way into tin f place of iLe soiiL lat Page eighty-six The New England Conservatory social season for 1954-1955 was brought under way on September twenty-third. The occasion was the Administration Party held in Brown Hall for all students and faculty. The first part of the evening was particu- larly informal— consisting of a square dance called by Albert Haynes. The faculty members really showed us some fancy stepping as they joined in with the students in the olcl-time dances. During the second half an orchestra comprised of members from the Popular Department provided music for ball- room dancing. Everyone came away at the end of the dance with the feeling that the year was off to a grand start. On September thirtieth the first annual Graduate Student Reception was held in Brown Hall. This ' Cut a rug? reception was inaugurated to honor the graduate students, of whom there are a great number this year, and to acquaint them with the Conservatory life. .Addresses were given by President Keller, Dean Williams, and Dean Demos; followed by an excel- lent four-hand piano recital by Tan Crone and John Moriarty. The evening was highly successful— the graduate students appreciating this opportunity to become acquainted with each other. The first dance given by a class this year was that given by the Sophomores on October twenty-eighth in Brown Hall. This dance was unique, and cer- tainly met with everyone ' s approval. Those who attended had been previously instructed by many posters— displayed throughout the Conservatory building and dormitory— that the dress was to be informal. In fact, everyone arrived in his oldest clothes— dungarees, Bermuda shorts, sloppy shirts. This indeed tvas an event for the dignified Conserva- tory student! The quietest member in attendance wns the scarecrow, who dominated the center of the floor. He was the only one who didn ' t express an opinion as to what fun the dance had been. On November tenth the final audition for the Eleanor Steber Graduate Award for §500 was held in Jordan Hall. It was the decision of the judges that the award be made to John Hornor, who is in his final year of study for the Master of Music degree. Since cc ming to the Conservatory as a graduate of Williams College, Class of 1951, Mr. Hornor, pos- sessed of a fine baritone voice, has studied with Miss Gladys Miller of the faculty. Great things are fore- cast for this personable young singer who is study- ing with an operatic career in mind. Page eighty-eight On November twelfth, Elizabeth Hancock, candi- date for the Bachelor ' s degree, presented a recital in Recital Hall. Miss Hancock, a mezzo-soprano, studies with Gladys Miller. The New England Conservatory Orchestra gave its initial Jordan Hall concert of the year under the direction of Richard Burgin. on November fifteenth. In the two years that Mr. Burgin has conducted the orchestra he has clone a wonderful job. This was attested to at this first concert, when works were performed by Couperin-Milhaiid, Mozart, Debussy, and Tschaikowsky. The Boston Post reviewed the performance as " the most impressive since 1947- 1948. " ' Got him at last! y The Junior Class held a Thanksgiving Day Dance in Bro vn Hall on November nineteenth. The class decorating committee vent all out on the Thanks- giving Day theme. Decorations really hearkened back to the Indians— with a genuine, bonafide, im- ported at great expense direct from the reservation, tee-pee. (Ed. note: Or maybe it was a wig wam. Frankly, we don ' t know the difference.) In front of this splendid example of early-American architec- ture, Chief Louis Stevens and Squaw Jean White were officially installed as heads of the " tribe. " At intermission. Medicine Man W Ezer introduced Indian Maiden Thelma Loven, who danced with a Spanish flavor; and Judy Moore, Beverly True, and Stanley Dombrowski, who impersonated some of our favorite classroom personalities. The only sad thing about the Junior Dance was the fact that it had to end. On December first the New England Conserva- tory Chorus presented a program of ancient and modern Christmas music. The chorus, conducted by Mrs. Lorna Cooke De Varon, was acclaimed by the Boston critics. The program consisted of the Poulenc Mass in G, sung by the New England Conservatory Alumni Chorus; works by Perotin, Dufay, Binchois, Costelly. Buxtehude, and Praetorius. Judith Moore was soprano soloist in Buchanen ' s arrangement of Maria durch ein Dornzuald G ng, which was followed by the concluding number, Alleluia, by Thompson. " Quench that thirst " Page eighty-nine In a setting of red and white streamers, the Senior Class held its first dance on December second in Brown Hall. We on the decoration committee really appreciated those streamers the most, though, I think, alter we had worked all day with this stern " Where is everybody? " Statement in mind: " Decorations may not be at- tached to walls with tapes, tacks, or glue. Hang said decorations on the light fixtures. " Do you know how many light fixtures there are in Brown Hall? Never in the history of mankind have so many streamers owed so much to so few light fixtures. Well, anyway, the dance was a tremendous success. At intermission, entertainment was provided by three of our inter- mission regulars. Ernie Di Sano, accompanied by George Guilbaut, sang in his own special style; Roy McArthur, with the aid of a hand-picked " chorus, " gave us a hilarious impersonation of a well-known choral conductor; and Le Roy Parkins, comedian, was funny to such a degree that the audience de- manded several encores. At the end of the dance everyone went home happy. Geraldine Barretto, candidate for the Bachelor ' s Degree, presented a voice recital on December seventh, in Recital Hall. Miss Barretto, a soprano, studies with Mme. Sundelius. The Popular Department of the Conservatory held a concert and dance of popular music on De- cember ninth in Brown Hall. Called a " Pop Hop, " the program consisted of numbers orchestrated by student arrangers and performed by vocalists and instrumentalists of the Popular Department. Re- freshments were served and the dance that followed was well attended. On December tenth Alpha Chapter of Kappa Gamma Psi Fraternity presented a program of works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach ' s Sonata in E Major for Piano and Violin, three art songs, a selection from his Magnificat, Partita I in B " , as well as the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major. This program was well arranged and performed by the students. " Open wide! " Page ninety " Swing it, kidsl " On December eleventh a program was presented by the Conservatory ' s Preparatory Department. In this Recital Hall performance many ot the children showed exceptional talent. Perhaps here are some future artists of the pianoforte. On December fourteenth a concert was presented in Jordan Hall by the Newman Club. Works by Beethoven, Bizet, Schumann, Debussy, and Poulcnc were performed by members of the club. The Mason Music Foundation sponsored the Cambridge Festival Orchestra, directed by Daniel Pinkham, in a concert held in Jordan Hall on Thursday, December sixteenth. Performed for the first time in the United States were works by Man- fredini and Jacchini. .Also performed was a composi- tion by the conductor, Daniel Pinkham, Coruer- tante, Five Short Pieces for String Orchestra, and two Sinfonie by Scarlatti. Early in September, Mrs. De Varon started the New England Conservatory Chorus on the difficult, but rewarding, task of learning the Verdi Requiem. At every rehearsal great attention was paid to the minutest detail. They listened attentively to the Toscanini recording: and were constantly re- minded, " Mr. Cantelli will soon be here. " Finally, on December second, Mr. Cantelli ar- rived. That was a great day at the Conservatory. Jordan Hall was crowded with students and faculty members who came to watch this famous prodigy of Toscanini, and to hear his comments concerning the capabilities of our chorus. Queen " ' . great musician " ■ ou shouldn ' t ha At it turned out, Mr. Cantelli was most pleased with our chorus, as was later evidenced by this state- ment in the Christian Science Monitor: " Cantelli was amazed by this chorus. He was concerned upon hearing their first fortissimo because he didn ' t see how they could sustain such power. ' They sang, ' he said, ' like singers who had reached their maturity ' . " Mr. Cantelli was a great inspiration with his un- derstanding, great artistry, and sensitivity of feeling. Mr. Cantelli in his Jordan Hall rehearsals trained our chorus to a perfection never before imagined. It later inspired Mrs. De. Varon to say, in a letter to chorus members: " You not only had richness and brilliance of sound, but you also achieved the all- Page ninety-one " MORE! " ini])()rtaiit togetlierness and unity of sound and imisical spirit -ivhich is so rare in most choruses. " Five perlorniantes of the Requiem were given in Symphony Hall between December sixteenth and twenty-first. The Boston Herald critic wrote: " The New England Conservatory Chorus had, of course, often displayed its musicianship, its integrated vocal textures, and its clear musicianly way with words and phrases. But yesterday inider Mr. Cantelli it responded with nuances and voice leadings of the most sensitive quality, maintaining meanwhile pre- cision and unity at full voice— a very difficult thing for a large chorus to do. " The Christian Science Monitor is quoted as saying: " Too much cannot be said of the excellent work done by the New England Conservatory Chorus trained by their conductor, Lorna Cooke de Varon. They acquitted themselves with a rich choral tone and the conviction supplied by musicianship. " The Boston Post carried this no- tice: " The chorus, splendidly trained by Lorna Cooke de Varon has never sounded better; it sang witli all its heart and with finished musicianship. " This Conservatory performance with Symphony is one that will long be remembered both by those who parti( i])ated and thf)se who listened. The next performance given by the chorus at Symphony Hall was that on January twenty-first, of Ravel ' s Daphnis et Chloe. For this work the chorus was prepared by Robert Shaw, who approached the Page ninety-two matter of singing in a manner entirely different from Mr. Cantelli ' s. Mr. Shaw arranged the chorus in vocal quartets, and introduced strenuous exer- cises designed to relax. The chorus distinguished themselves again at this performance, and earned the following review in the Christian Science Moni- tor: " This chorus has now proved that it is one of the two finest choruses to have sung in recent years with the Boston Symphony. This group has the richness that comes from vocal training. " On December thirtieth Mr. Keller was re-elected to his third term as president of the National Asso- " Sing ' ooo ' on page 4 " ciation of Schools of Music. Mr. Keller has been highly commended for the splendid work he has done in the past years while he has held this office. Congratulations, Mr. Keller. Buckner Gamby, presented a piano recital on February fourth in Recital Hall. Mr. Gamby, stu- dent of Howard Goding, is a candidate for the Mas- ter of Music Degree. Red and white hearts and cupids were the theme of decoration for the Sophomore ' s Valentine dance " Somebody say a funny? " Take ten! " held in Brown Hall on February tenth. Dress was semi-formal and the music was sentimental— all in keeping witli the season of sweethearts. The Queen from Bostf)n University was presented with a bou- Cjuet of carnations by the president of the Sopho- more Class, Elaine Barry. This class received many compliments for having held two such successful dances this vear. " For me? " Page ninety-three On February eleventh Berj Zamchochian pre- sented an organ recital in Jordan Hall. Mr. Zam- chochian is a candidate lor the Master ' s Degree and is a student of George Faxon, of the faculty. On February fourteenth, Natalie Pakkanen, can- didate for the Bachelor ' s Degree, presented a voice recital in Recital Hall. Miss Pakkanen, a mezzo- soprano, is a student of Mme. Marie Sundelius. John Hsu presented a cello recital in Recital Hall on February fifteenth. Mr. Hsu is a candidate for the Afaster ' s Degree. Phi Mui Alpha, Sinfonia, Fraternity held a con- cert in Jordan Hall on February twenty-first. Those performing were: Bill Grasse, Dick Aslanian, Ray- mond Jackson, Aryton Pinto, Annette Guay, and Jesse Chapman. All performers were well received. " Kitchen Patrol " Page ninety-four On February twenty-fifth Frederick Lam, candi- date for the Bachelor ' s Degree, presented a voice recital in Recital Hall. Mr. Lam, a baritone, is a student of Mme. Maria Elsberg, of the faculty. Beginning on February twenty-fifth, the Eastern Music Educator ' s Conference held its fourteentli biennial four-day convention at the Hotel Statler. All Music Education students at the Conservatory had a holiday from class, but nevertheless were very busy. Their job was to act as hosts to the himdreds of delegates attending. During the four days many interesting and in- formative speakers were heard, as well as all-state orchestras, bands, and choruses. A high point was the excellent performance of Verdi ' s Requiem by the New England Conservatory Chorus, in Jordan Hall. Soloists on this occasion were Dolores Baldyga, Soprano; Jean Kraft, Alto; John King, Tenor; and McHenry Boatwright, Bass. Dean Williams con- ducted. That same evening the Conservatory played din- ner host, with the Kappa Gamma Psi boys, by now well-skilled in the fine art of dishing out beans, doing the honors. Dinner was served to 200 appre- ciative eaters with no complications resulting. Many Music Education alumni attended. There was reminiscing with friends whom we haven ' t seen for years. To the second year degree student who obtains the highest scholastic a erage during his Freshman year, the Conservatory annually awards a Freshman . chievement Scholarship in the amount of $350. This year it has been awarded to Donald M. Robin- son, of Fall River, Mass., who attained the highest scholastic record of any recipient of the Achieve- ment Scholarship. His first semester average was 9.50 and the second was 9.83, to make his Freshman year a erage 9.66. Afr. Robinson graduated from Durfee High School in 1953. His father, a teacher of music and church organist, started giving his son piano lessons at the age of five, and about four years ago began giving him organ lessons. Now an organ major with Mr. Faxon, Mr. Robinson works in his spare time as organist at the Quarry Methodist Church in Fall River, a position which he has held since 1951. At this time Mr. John Hornor, winner of the Eleanor Steber Graduate award, presented his Mas- ter Recital in Brown Hall. On February twenty-eighth Jerriann Trask pre- sented a voice recital in Recital Hall. A soprano. Miss Trask is a student of Mme. Marie Sundelius. DONALD M. ROBINSON JOHN HORNOR The final audition for the Pi Kappa Lambda Award for a Master Student was held on March third in Jordan Hall. It was announced that the scholarship, in the amount of S200, will be awarded to Raymond Jackson, a graduating senior. He will begin study for his Master ' s Degree next year. Ray has also been awarded scholarships by the Rhode Island Federation of Music Clubs, and by the Ladies Imperial Art Club of Providence. Congratu- lations to Ray, and may he realize his desires. On March fourth Watson Morrison presented a piano recital in Recital Hall. Mr. Morrison is a student of Howard Coding and is a candidate for the Master ' s Degree. Jean Kraft, mezzo-soprano, presented lier Artist ' s Diploma recital in Jordan Hall on March ninth. Miss Kraft is a student of Mme. Maria M. Elsberg. The Delta Omicron Spring Concert, given on March eleventh in Recital Hall, included music by: Strauss, Cluck, Scarlatti. Schubert, Mozart, Chopin, Mahler. Barber, and Villa-Lobos. Selections were performed by members of the sorority, with Charles V ' andezande as guest pianist. On Sunday, March thirteenth, twelve-year-old Michael Vitale presented an ambitious program of violin works. The boy, a student of Alfrecl Krips, performed compositions by Corelli, Mozart, Bach, Kreisler, Tartini, and Cluck, with an artist-like poise, and great strength seldom found in one so young. The Dean ' s List for the first semester included: PRELIMINARY Jewell, Diane FRESHMAN Bedner, Edward Cason, David Coleman, Joan Pontillo, Dolores Gallayher, James Gavoorian, Joan Gregoire, Fernande Hallet, Edith Lilienthal, Mary Murdock, George Potter, Norma Vasil, Thomas SOPHOMORE . slanian, Richard Bush, Lawrence CJardwell, Janet Chenoweth, Sally Davis, Carl Ezer, Alvin Guay, Annette Hasbrouck, Claude Hayashi, Grace Henderson, John Rossi, Achille Young, James JUNIOR Burke, Edwin Lundgren, John Strolia, Vytantas Vilde, Ilona SENIOR Barretto, Geraldine Bent, Marion Bongiorno, Joan Bragg, James Farberman, Harold Glasener, Phyllis Jackson, Raymond Kitzel, Jacqueline Loven, Thelma Mazzalewski, John Northrup, Jean Skoldberg, Phyllis On March fourteenth a voice recital was pre- sented by Rose Piccioni in Recital Hall. A soprano. Miss Piccioni studies with Mme. Sundelius, and is a candidate for the Bachelor s Degree. On March seventeenth the Freshman Class held a St. Patrick ' s Day Dance in Brown Hall. Page ninety-five Aryton Pinto, violinist, presented his Master ' s recital in Recital Hall on Alarcli eighteenth. On the twenty-first Jacqueline Heckert, candidate lor the Bachelors Degree, presented a voice recital in Recital Hall. Phyllis Skoldberg gave a violin recital in Recital Hall on March twenty-second. She is a can- didate for the Bachelor s Degree. On March twenty-third the New England Con- servatory Orchestra conducted by Richard Burgin, presented a concert in Jordan Hall. ' I hey were well prepared lor this concert by Mr. Biirgin, and occa- sional help by Mr. Williams. The critics agreed that this was a fine performance. On the twenty-fifth of March Joanne Bongiorno Montesanti gave a voice recital in Recital Hall. She is a candidate for the Bachelor ' s Degree. On the twenty-eighth Antonia Dalapas. candidate for the Master ' s Degree, presented a voice recital in Recital Hall. On the twenty-ninth Raymond Jackson gave his Bachelor ' s Recital in piano, followed on the thirty-first by a piano recital by James Bragg, candi- date for the Bachelor ' s Degree. On April first Sally Rohrman gave her Bachelor ' s Recital in piano in Recital Hall, followed on the fourth by Douglas Miller, Master Student, who gave a voice recital. On the twentieth Joyce Crane, pian- ist, who is a candidate for the Bachelor ' s Degree, gave a recital in Recital Hall. On the following eve- ning Norma Cleary presented a Master voice recital in Recital Hall. On the twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, and twenty-ninth, recitals were given by Louise Bell, pianist, and Marion Noonan Corbett, mezzo- soprano, both candidates for the Bachelor ' s Degree; and Eleanor Zimmerman, pianist, candidate for the Master ' s Degree. Through the year few changes were made. The cafeteria, though, had a complete face-lifting to allow for the increased student enrollment. They also added a new line— of frappes, milk shakes, and sun- daes. Little in the food line is lacking. The cafe teria staff was also enlarged to make for quicker service. The cafeteria is still, though, the same haven it has been tor Conservatory students through the years. Page ninety -six usician ROY McARTHUR ANOAMTE i = 80 out from Ufa. oort ' s a-6 77 Z.e Sc hanJ. tha.t —9 9 QU-iO- 0.0 ou.i from ufi% - Pom ' s T 5. my Ut the, htjvl ikxt Ou.t rom UH- Ooni ' i i a i f the hard thai Qu!o-eo uS reach out from Zii -- o m- i ' s HSlUS, s tend, ouj- gi Al. i _ E -» 1— ml 6. i _ ty «jt —» • — r u e , t a hu.- - P 1 , - -1 1 »— focome.ixo r OiiCf a pfdiHc to m u. Sic. di,u. - te 3 -f ' » — » 1 — S i i «t yVAfse to »« S.c —I — I — t— A se to tnu n u,5 - I ca.fy, di I. ; I I • • 4 k X diicL 5irt " ' ' S ; to t v. ■SiC. te Page ninety-eight I -j J J J I u ' CO, ti — -r s j J = « - nam- C C f " f f • r — ? — i - a - e a u - jJ ' a ' no- - Si fjnAy the. L;6,kt thU ihone up- us, re 1 J J i- X 1 i (i i tMt Shone up 4- r I J ' J J - ijtu - m a - s . ' f M t i - Md.L it ' f-f once mote in - di - ca, -eke 5 -(Lit pA.th.5, to 5 more di cJttc the fa e thru, u-t -Ufi, J rs Pa fe ninety-nine jCast UJill We, the Senior Class of 1955, being of sound minds and faculties, do hereby bequeath the residue of our estate in the following manner: To the incoming Freshman Class we have a n eight-foot pedestrian traffic light to be installed at Beethoven. To the Sophomores we leave the beautiful, harmonious strains of Friday morning band. To the Juniors we leave our spacious and beautifully green campus. To the new Seniors we leave a book— " Child Psychology and the Under- grad. " To all woodwind majors we leave some of the world ' s finest reed-making cane . . . direct from the Fenway duck pond. To brass majors an unusual gift— the latest innovation in brass instru- ments—a combination C, D, A, F, Ej), trumpet. To percussion majors we leave the latest device for tin eais— an automatic timpani tuner. To string majors we leave ten Siamese cats that they may never lack D strings for their violins. To piano majors— the beautifully tuned grand pianos on the third floor, especially those in 318. To voice majors we leave this question, " How large is the Met stage? " (hmm.) To cafeteria majors this comment— Beware the ides of June!! To Avou Id-be concert artists ' e leave the keys to success— candelabra and curly hair. To Boston Symphony aspirants this hopeful thought— If you can ' t play Verdi— you ' re in! To the chorus a most useful gift— a deluxe Robert Shaw barbell and vocal chord builder complete with automatic back-massagers. To matrimony majors this philosophy— the way to man ' s heart is through his music. To Met aspirants this thought— many an aria has been sung over a cradle. To Music Education students ve leave a fleet of A ; P shopping baskets to transport their instruments to school each day. To Mrs. De Varon we leave our deepest thanks for the most musical year we ' ve ever had. To the faculty and administration Ave leave our sincerest gratitude for a wonderful four years. Page one hundred NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY M US I C It ' s a Grand Night for Singing On Tuesday, May 10th, the second annual Spring Sing was held in Jordan Hall under the auspices of the Alumni Association. Spirit was high among the competing undergraduate groups, which consisted of: Special Theory Class, Mu Phi Epsilon, Senior Class, Newman Club, Fresh- man Class, Elson Club, Conservatory Club, Cape Codders, Sophomore Class. Phi Mu Alpha Sin- fonia, Solfege II, Delta Omicron, and Sigma .Alpha Iota. The competition was ended by the grand chorus of all the groups singing " It ' s a Grand Night for Singing, " conducted by Dean Williams. Then fell to the board of Judges the difficult task of choosing the winners. After long de- liberation, the judges: Hon. Vincent Mottola, Le- land Proctor, Thomas Sokol, and Mme. Marie Sundelius, declared the Newman Club, witii their excellent performance of Thompson ' s " .Alleulia, " directed by Stanley Dombrowski, as first prize winner. T(5 the Cape Codders, with their hilar- ious and well thought out performance of " Once in Love with Amy " and " The Cranberry Doxo- olgy, " directed by George Guilbault went a spe- cial cash award. Mu Phi Epsilon also won mention for its ex- cellent performance of an original piece, " Tliree Chinese Poems, " composed by Louise Rodgers. First Prize Second Prize Tliird Prize Page one hundred-one CONSERVATORY M U S 1 C Newman Club NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY M U S I C f ape Codders Mu Phi Epsilon March twenty-seventh found most of N. E. C. ' s student body participating in the New Enghuid Opera Theatre American premier of Hector Ber- lioz ' " The Trojans. " It had been a life-long dream of Boris Goldovsky to produce this long and expensive opera in a version that is finan- cially practical and enjoyable to the audience. The mammoth chorus demanded by Berlioz for this production caused Mr. Goldovsky to ask the New England Conservatory Chorus to join the company en masse. C ountless chorus re- hearsals were given over entirely to " The Tro- jans, " with Mr. Goldovsky directing and ex- plaining plot, action, and music. Rehearsals at the Opera House were something new and exciting, especially to opera aspirants, most of whom found themselves participating in an opera for the first time. The performances, which were broadcast over FM, aroused national interest. Photogra[)hers were present from Time, Life, and various musical magazines. Our chorus members were kept busy during the opera with costume changes. In fact, some had as many as seven! Reviews acclaimed this production enthusias- tically. Mr. Goldovsky and Miss Sarah Caldwell are to be commended for the monumental piece of work they did in bringing this interesting opera before the public. r On May twelfth, an original operetta Book of Americans by Leo Snyder, of the faculty, was presented in Jordan Hall before an appreciative audience. The production was under the direc- tion of Josephine Barnett, teacher of drama; and the Music Education Seniors made up the cast and chorus. Dance sequences, performed by Seniors who had never danced before, were choreographed bv Thelma Loven. Thelma, in addition to her studies at N. E. C, is a highly successful student of dance at the Boston Conservatory. On May fifth, the Class of 1930 came back to the Conservatory for the customary refresher day for the twenty-five year class. Classmates who had, in some cases, not seen each other for 25 years met again and reminisced. They walked through the halls noting changes tiiat had been made, and attended classes with real interest. The reunion and dinner which followed was a very much enjoyed social time. The .Annual .Alumni Outing took place on June fourth with a representation from many of the classes. A pilgrimage was made to the Four Winds Farm in Peterborough, New Hampshire. This lovely old farm, still unchanged from tlie day it was constructed in 1776, is owned and operated by May Fiske Hoffman, respected alum- na of the Conservatory. Mrs. Hoffman was, as always, a most charming hostess who succeeded in making everyone feel most welcome in the old world atmosphere. Following their stay at the Four Winds Farm the party continued on to the MacDowell CJolony, also located in Peterborough. It was interesting here to .see the Log C:abin where Edward Mac- Dowell, foremost romantic American composer, worked and composed during the last ten years of his life. This colony, operated now by the composer ' s devoted wife offers restful and crea- tive seclusion to American composers, artists, and writers of merit. Mrs. MacDowell is to be highly commended for this great service she has given to cultural America. During the past year Mrs. MacDowell was nationally honored by the tele- vision networks through a presentation of her husband ' s life. .At tiie end of a thoroughly enjoyable day, the group visited the Cathedral of the Pines, in Rindgc. This monument to Sanderson Sloane of- fered a peaceful and spiritual calm in the setting of tall trees and nearby mountains. Plans are now in progre.ss lor next year ' s .Alumni outing, and it is hoped that it may be as successful as was this year ' s. On Thursday, Jmie ninth tlie New England Conservatory was well represented on the Boston Commons at the Boston Arts Festival. First, the Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Richard Burgiti, played Schubert ' s Symphony, No. 5 in B flat major. Tliey were well applauded and very much appreciated. After intermission the Conservatory Chorus, di- rected by Richard Burgin performed " A Sea Symphony " , by R. Vaughn Williams. Soloists were Judith Moore, soprano, and Thomas Vasil, baritone. The large audience which had gathered for this Conservatory event went home satisfied and enthusiastic about this singularly successful open air concert. Page one hundred-three The annual big dance of the Conservatory, the Strauss Ball, was held on May thirteenth. Brown Hall was artfully decorated for the oc- casion by a committee headed by Beverly Mason, ' 56. Small tables bordered the dance floor, stream- ers added a gala note, and even a bird bath was brought in to add to the festivities. Mr. Briggs, and an orchestra comprised of Conservatory students provided the music. Refreshments consisted of ice cream, punch, and cakes. These were well handled by a com- mittee headed by Eudora Hatch. It was well into the night before the Queen and her court were announced. Natalie Pak- kanen, was chosen queen, with the following court: Jerriann Trask, ' 55; Joanne Bongiorno Montesanti, ' 55; Julia Hicock, ' 56; Josephine Pasciscia, ' 57; and Estelle Terramagra, ' 58. The queen was crowned by Dorothea Loven Craig, Strauss Ball Queen of 1954, and was pre- sented a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses. Her attendants were each presented a bottle of per- fume. As the Strauss Ball came to a close for another year everyone agreed that it was unrivalled, as the happiest social occasion of the Conservatory in 1954-55. Left to right: Julia Hicock; Jcniann Trask; Queen Natalie Pakkanen; Joanne B. Montesanti; Estelle Terramagra. one hundred four The day after the Ball, N. E. C. had a cook-out at Nahant Beach to complete the Strauss Bal! week-end. Plans had been made for an enjoyable day in the sun, swimming, and games. However, the day gloomed forth cold and windy. There was plenty to eat and it was warm by the fire. Before long, however, the hardy group who hud- dled behind shelter on the beach agreed unan- imously that this was not exactly ideal out-door weather, and left. IS » The Senior Class Day, originally scheduled for Thursday, June ninth, had to be postponed until the twelfth, because of bad weather. When the twelfth arrived with cold showers the seniors were again dismayed, and the outing was cancelled in- definitely. Howe •er, following graduation re- hearsal on the 13th, the refreshments meant for the outing were served to a hungry group of seniors and friends, in the cafeteria. Although we never made Wingesheek, the Senior outing was enjoyed by all. On June 13th the Alumni Associaiton gave its annual reception and banquet in Brown Hall. Present were members of the Class of 1891, 1895, 1899 and on up through the years, including the soon to become alumni, the Class of 1955. A sum]Jtuous turkey dinner was served, followed by a program of remarks from the Alumni, words from President Keller, Dean Williams, Hon. Charles Gibbons, and Mr. Drayton. Judge Mot- tola, president of the Alumni Association, acted as Master of Ceremonies. A musical program was offered by Natalie Pakkanen, representing the Class of 1955. A string trio comprised of Elizabeth Fox Leavitt, Violin; Maud Slisson Sanroma, Violin; and Priscilla Dun- can, Piano; represented the Class of 1925. Alice Farnsworth Boffetti, ' 44, and Frederick Jagel ended the banquet with an exceptional singing of the duet from " Othello. " Saturday evening, June eleventh was the New England Conservatory night at Pops. There were first, four selections played by the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by Richard Burgin, of the faculty. These were followed by the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18 by Rachmaninoff, played by Buckner Gamby, M. M. ' 55. He was heartily received by the large audience comprised mostly of N. E. C. students and alumni. The Conservatory Chorus, directed by Thomas Sokol sang: " Modern Music " by William Billings; " I Bought Me a Cat, " arranged by Copeland; " Simple Gifts, " arranged by Copeland; " The Devil a Monk Would Be, " by Paul Hindemith; " Gondolieri, " by Gill)ert and Sullivan; and " The March of the Kings " and " The Game of the Geese " from " La Belle Hellene " by Offenbach. Another high point of the evening was the performance of an original composition, the " Massachusetts First Lady ' s Waltz, " by the Hon. Vincent Mottola, president of the Alumni As- sociation. On June I4th, Graduation Day for the Class of 1955, a very successful Concert was given in Jordan Hall at 10:30 A. M., by members of the graduating class. They were accompanied by the New England Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Richard Burgin. Performers were: Watson Morrison, M. M. ' 55; John Horner, M. M. ' 55; Raymond Jackson, B. Mus. ' 55; Ayrton Pinto, M. M. ' 55; Jean Kraft, Artist ' s Diploma ' 55; James Bragg, B. Mus. ' 55. Congratulations, Mr. Cookel Page one hundred xix c xeFcises 2:30 O ' CLOCK Processional Eugene Gigout Grand Choeur Richard Grant Announcement Of Award Of The George Whitefield Chadwick Medal To Raymond Jackson Address To The Graduating Class By Dr. William B. Rice Awarding Of Diplomas In The Conservatory Course And Conferring Of Degrees In The Collegiate Course By The President Cherubini Confirma hoc Deus Sung By The Graduating Class Thomas A. Sokol, Conducting Recessional Everett 7 itcomb Suite in E major (1955) Richard Grant With Honors James W. Bragg Piano Henry Edward Carrai Music Education Eleanor Davis Voice (as of 1954) Harold Farberman Theory Richard L. Grant Church Music Janet Eleanor I.eDuc Music Education Barbara Ann Schelberg French Horn Phyllis Linnea Skoldberg Violin Jerriann H. Trask Voice With Highest Honors Raymond T. Jackson Piano 1955-56 STUDENT COUNCIL: President, Jesse Chapman Treasurer, Elaine Barry SENIOR CLASS: President, Alvin Ezer Secretary, Shirley Jones Vice President, Thomas Ferrante Treasurer, Joseph Zarba JUNIOR CLASS: President, Beverly Mason Secretary, Richard Aslanian Vice President, Jeannette Peniuk Treasurer, Peter Kekligian SOPHOMORE CLASS: Pres ident, Paul Gay Secretary, Carol Ann Jackson Vice President, Richard McPliee Treasurer, Salvatore Bartolotti SIGMA ALPHA IOTA: President, Una Field Treasurer, Colleen Phair Vice President, Geraldine Barretto Chaplain, Elisabeth Wheeler Recording Secretary, Janet Harper Editor, Barbara Schelberg Corresponding Secretary, Julia Hicock Sergeant-at-Arms, Josephine Pasciscia MU PHI EPSILON: President, Susan Bice Warden, Sonia Klosek Vice President, Judith Moore Chaplain, Cathleen Fitzsimmons Recording Secretary, Annette Guay Alumnae, Secretary, Mary Lee Wentworth Corresponding Secretary, Barbara Godding Historian, Mary Lee Wentworth Treasurer, Joan Hill Chorister, Wilma Butcher DELTA OMICRON: President, Theresa Waeny Second Vice President, Joyce Crane First Vice President, Angela Centola Secretary, Dorothea Georges Treasurer, Shirley Jones PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA: President, Michael Mega Corresponding Secretary, Richard Aslanian Vice President, Bradford DeVos National Councilman, Lewis Cella Treasurer, Frank Bono Warden, Walter Tokarczyk Recording Secretary, William Hinds Pledge Master, Andrew Crisanti KAPPA GAMMA PSI: President, J. W. Henderson Historian, Dent Williamson First Vice President, Thomas Ferrante Sergeant-at-Arms, Frank Montesanti Second Vice President, Roy MacArthur Chaplain, Elwyn Adams Treasurer, Samuel Robinson Concert Committee: Corresponding Secretary, Dent Williamson Chairman, Irving Lowe Recording Secretary, Graydon Williams Co-Chairman, Frederick Rochester Page one hundred eight In. James Norman Allen 5 Cliff St., Winchester. Mass. Virginia Bacon 22 Butler Ave., Lexington, Mass. Bernard Barbeau 263 E. Boylston St., Watertown, Mass. David Barnett 7 Tappan Rd., VVellesley 81, Mass. Josephine Barnett 7 Tappan Rd., Wellesley 81, Mass. G. Wright Briggs 171 Benvenue St., Wellesley, Mass. Richard Burgin 12 Salisbury Rd., Brookline, Mass. Sarah Caldwell 94 Gainsboro St., Boston. Mass. J. Arthur Caless R. F. D.. Boxboro, Mass. Pasquale Cardillo 28 Prince St., Jamaica Plain, Mass. Norman Carrell 50 Oakmont Rd.. Newton, Mass. Salvy Cavicchio 57 Woodcrest Dr., Melrose, Mass. Gino Cioffi 82 Gainsboro St., Boston, Mass. John W. Coffey 14 Larkspur Rd., Waban, Mass. F. Judd Cooke 2 Stratham Rd., Lexington, Mass. Camille Coppez 62 Beach St., Maiden. Mass. Malcolm Creighton 84 The Fenway, Boston. Mass. Eleanor Davis 25 Peterboro St., Boston, Mass. Jean M. Demos 10 Francis St., Cambridge, Mass Joseph de Pasquale 41 Summit Ave., Brookline 46. Mass. Lorna Cooke DeVaron 26 Walker St., Cambridge. Mass. Sally Dodge 67 Walker St., Cambridge, Mass. Gaston Dufresne 16 Queensberry St., Boston, Mass. Doriot Anthony Dwyer....lOO Memorial Dr., Cambridge, Mass. Maria H. Elsberg 31 Brooks Ave., Newton, Mass. George Faxon 145 Middlesex Rd., Chestnut Hill, Mass. Paul Fedorovsky 233 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. Everett Firth 46 The Fenway, Boston, Mass. Georges Fourel 11 Griggs Terrace, Brookline 46, Mass. Arthur Flagler Fultz 1774 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. Jeannette Giguere 36 Beals St.. Brookline, Mass. Fernand Gillet 60 High St., Brookline 46, Mass. Marie A. Gillet 60 High St., Brookline 46, Mass. Alice Girouard 121 St. Stephen St.. Boston, Mass. Howard Coding 84 The Fenway. Boston, Mass. Boris Goldovsky 183 Clinton Rd., Brookline, Mass. Henry Goodrich 115 Commonwealth . ve., Boston, Mass. William Grass 25 Burbank St.. Boston. Mass. Leo Grimes 10 Cleveland Rd.. Waltham, Mass. Florence W. Hartnett 72 Mountain . ve.. Maiden, Mass. David Hicks 42 Lakeshore Rd.. Natick, Mass. Betty Hilker 84 The Fenway, Boston, Mass. Homer Humphrey 87 St. Stephen St., Boston. Mass. Percy F. Hunt 59 Randolph Rd., Chestnut Hill, Mass. Frederick Jagel 1514 Beacon St.. Brookline, Mass. Alexandra Jaskolski 109 Peterborough St., Boston, Mass. Warren Joseph 16 Davis . ve.. Brookline, Mass. Viiginia Klotzle 84 Hazeltine St., Bradford. Mass. Alfred Krips 19 Garrison St., Brookline, Mass. Marcel Lafosse 10 Jamaicaway Ct., Jamaica Plain, Mass. Frances B. Lanier 4 Humboldt St.. Cambridge 40. Mass. Lottie H. Lenn 1795 Beacon St.. Brookline. Mass. . nna S. Lothian 114 Hemenway St.. Boston. Mass. Frank Macdonald Barkley St., North Pembroke, Mass. Margaret C. Mason 54 Revere St.. Boston 14, Mass. Samuel H. Mayes 56 Sheridan Rd., VVellesley. Mass. Rosario Mazzeo 114 Fenway. Boston, Mass. Ruth Capers McKay 24 Highland St., Cambridge, Mass. Carl McKinley 18 Tamarac Rd.. Newton Upper Falls. Mass. Dowell McNeill 177 Central Ave., Dedham, Mass. Gladys Miller 60 Fenway, Boston, Mass. Georges Moleux 33 Nickerson Rd.. Chestnut Hill. Mass. Lucille Monaghan 87 St. Stephen St., Boston, Mass. Roland Nadeau 555 Boston Rd.. Billerica. Mass. [ean Northrup 120 Hemenway St.. Bo.ston, Ma.ss. Johanna H. Oldenburg 346 Concord Ave., Belmont, Mass. Ernst Panenka 288 Commonwealth . ve., Boston, Mass. James Pappoutsakis 36 Beverley Rd.. Brookline, Mass. Louise Came Pappoutsakis .36 Beverley Rd., Brookline, Mass. Edward F. Perry 203 Pond St., Natick, Mass. Fredric Popper 132-38 Paples St., Flushing, N. Y. Rafael Porras 76 Canal St., West Medford, Mass. Ruth Posselt 12 Salisbury Rd., Brookline, Mass. Marie Poutiatine 179 Lincoln St., Lexington, Mass. Leland H. Procter 4 Harvard Place, Dedham, Mass. Dorothy Richards 69 Henry St., North Quincy, Mass. Simone Riviere 370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. CoUette Ru.shford 184 Lafayette St., Salem, Ma.ss. Elisabeth Schulz 270 Huntington Ave.. Boston, Mass. Miklos Schwalb 135 Newberry St., Boston, Mass. Hannah Sherman 443 Beacon St., Boston. Mass. Herbert H. Silverman .135 Middlesex Wilmington. Mass. Theodore Simonelli 82 Division St.. Chelsea. Mass. Charles J. Smith 17 Comeau St.. Wellesley Hills. Mass. Donald Smith 588 Brush Hill Rd.. Milton, Mass. Rand Smith 91 Fairfield St., Needham, Mass. Rhodora Smith 122 Bowdoin St., Boston, Mass. Warren Storey Smith 122 Bowdoin St., Boston, Mass. Leo Snyder 121 Glenville Ave., .Mlston. Mass. Thomas . . Sokol 84 Court St., Newtonville, Mass. Carlo Sore :ina 27 Everett St.. Cambridge, Mass. . lice Stevens Pelham Hall, Brookline, Mass. Katherine South worth. ...426 Plymouth St., Bridgewater, Mass. Robert Stuart 1347 Walnut St.. Newton, Mass. Marie Sundelius 552 Washington St., Brookline, Mass. William Tesson 33 Roberts Rd.. Medford 55. Mass. Everett Titcomb 33 Bowdoin St., Boston, Mass. Wilhelm Walkenier Depot St., P. O. Box 257, Dennisport, Mass. Felix Viscuglia 16 Hobbs Rd.. West Medford, Mass. Roger Voisin 252 Moss Hill Rd.. Jamaica Plain. Mass. Sherman Walt :.45 Linden St.. Wellesley. Mass. Alice E. Whitehouse 845 Boylston St.. Boston, Mass. Leta F. Whitney . .28 Woodward St., Newton Highlands, Mass. Chester W. Williams 3 Middlesex St., Wellesley, Mass. Susan Williams 37 Larch Rd., Cambridge 38, Mass. Felix Wolfes 72 Westland Ave., Boston, Mass. . lfred Zighera 6 Griggs Terrace. Brookline, Mass. Bernard Zighera 342 Commonwealth Ave.. Boston, Mass. 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