New England Conservatory of Music - Neume Yearbook (Boston, MA)
- Class of 1958
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Digitized by tlie Internet Arcliive in 2013 littp : arcli i ve . o rg detai Is neume1958n ewe In Praise of Musk (Frau Musica) I Of all delights under heaven, By none is such pleasure given As that I give ivith my singing And with sounds of music ringing No evil thing can ever be Where good friends join in melody; There hides no tvrath, strife, grudge, or hate; Music softens the hardest fate; Greed, care, and all that brings distress Take flight with ev ' ry bitterness. II And one and all to sing are free, Since in this joy no sin can be; Rather does God joy in it mos t. Of all the pleasures earth can boast. It casts out Satan neck and crop, And the murd ' rer ' s hand it can stop. Ill Witness David, that kingly soul, Who o ' er Saul oft obtained control With music sweet of harp and song. Lest he commit some dreadful wrong. For God ' s holy law and true word By joyful heart are clearly heard. So once wise Elisha required To he by sound of harp inspired. IV Of all the seasons best is spring; Then little birds begin to sing. Heaven and earth are filled tvith cheer And goodly song is ringing clear. And most the lovely nightingale Makes music everytvhere prevail Thro ' out the night tvith song so free; To her we all must grateful be, Or rather we the Lord must hail. For he hath made the nightingale. The first of all the singing throng. And mistress of the art of song. To Him both night and day she sings. Untiring praise to Him she brings. To Him I too lift up my song To whom thanks evermore shall belong. Martin Luther Credits The editorial staff, though it had no official adoisor, is indebted to extremely helpful bits of advice received from Mr. Hicks and Mr. Lehmann. We should also like to express thanks to the following students for their aid in departments noted: Estelle Terramagra - Kdvert sing WercuYxs Stro a - Art Mice Masitis - Typing The Editor would like to give special recognition to William McKim, Business Manager, who for various reasons had to often assume and carry out the duties of the editor, and without whose unceasing aid the Yearbook could not have been printed. SdUorial s mQxe hope that twxwmq to tfi s Neume lui ' l be a p easurab e experfence for all ;n years to come. It s my des re that the pages con- tained here m Wmq to mind the helpful mstmctor, the deooted private teacher, the enjoyable classroom, the magnificent musical experiences, the uplifting social activities, the warm and inspiring fraternal relation- ships, and all the little and very wonderful social and musical experiences that make up our life at N.E.C. If upon opening this book, these things, temporal as they are, spring forth and come to life once more, then it shall have achieved its purpose. The Editor With Deep Appreciation Leta F. Whitneii Those who have had the privilege of studying under Mrs. Whitney have known best the vitality, understanding, and wisdom of all she imparts . But innumerable others have felt, without knowing it perhaps, the effect of her presence at the Conservatory. Born in New York City, brought up in Yonkers, Mrs. Whitney graduated from Rus- sell Sage College in Troy, New York with a Bachelors degree in science. At the same time, she earned a diploma in music from the Emma Willard Conservatory. She then returned to Yonkers where she taught in the public schools until December of that year, when she won a voice contest which sent her to Italy for two years of study and performance in opera. In 1928 she married William L. Whitney who was for many years a member of the New England Conservatory faculty. Mrs. Whitney herself later entered the Conservatory and earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education in 1940. Her Master ' s de- gree from Harvard University followed in 1947. Mrs. Whitney taught music in the public schools of Quincy, Massachusetts, later joining the faculty of the New England Conservatory in the Music Education Depart- ment. In 1950 she was made Chairman of the department. What does one notice first about Mrs. Whitney? Her vitality, of course. Who could miss it? And what do we learn to appreciate? Her boundless enthusiasm, her sense of humor, her unfailing loyalty to the students, and the generosity with which she gives of herself and her time to Conservatory activities. In 1955 she was made director of place- ment heading the newly established Placement Bureau. In this capacity, she has contrib- uted invaluable knowledge and support to the Conservatory. She has also been a member of Faculty Council for several years, a very important position. What is it we will especially remember about her? Can any conducting student forget " plunko " her favorite method of cut off? Can any Music Ed. student forget the vigorous renditions of " Gray Squirrel " and other rote songs? And how many students have drawn their coats around them tighter wh6n she started opening windows ? Who — no matter what his major — can forget the peculiar strains of Music Ed. Band floating down to the cafeteria every Friday noon? This group, however terrible it may sound, is one of Mrs. Whitney ' s pet projects, and it has done much to increase the students ' pro- ficiency on their secondary instruments. Who that has known her teaching can ever forget it? The vigor, aptness, inspiration, and the good common sense which lift her teaching from the usual to the unusual have sent hundreds of music educators into the field, confident, assured and thoroughly equip- ped. Who that has ever known her friendship can ever forget it? No problem is ever too big or too trifling to take to Mrs. Whitney. Somehow she will always find the time to hear each one through and to offer what she feels is a solution. The warmth of this friend- ship which enfolds us during our college years, remains to welcome us back again and again, and it follows us all the days of our teaching careers. It is with great affection and admiration that the Class of 1958 humbly and grate- fully dedicates this yearbook to you, Mrs. Whitney. William McKim Business Manager Joan Coleman Literary Aime Simoneau Typing Cecelia Hawkins Advertising Zable of Contents Admmistration and Faculty 14 Graduating Students 24 Classes 50 Performing Groups 60 Clubs 66 Activities 78 Advertisements 84 Harrison Keller, President In wishing each member of the 1958 graduating class a useful and happy life, I feel that the conclusion of this academic year also marks an occasion of special interest to your President as well. We will each have completed a period of both preparation and achievement. You will be entering upon a career of service to music and I will have the gratifying pleasure of observing your future accomplishments and successes from a vantage point quite removed from the responsibilities of administration. It is my hope that you will maintain your devotion to the Conservatory and to the welfare of its future students. Such dedication on your part will serve as an inspiration to our Alumni as well as those who follow you in the years ahead. Harrison Keller, President Chester W. Williams, Dean Since the language of music often expresses the fundamental hopes, desires, needs and aspirations of man better than the spoken or written word, the musician plays an important role in our complex society. In prepartion for this responsibility, we at the New England Conservatory shall continue our efforts to provide you with the best pos- sible musical education. CHESTER W. WILLIAMS, Dean To the graduating class of 1958 I wish continued success in the years ahead. F. W. C. Lehmann, Assistant Treasurer and Comptroller F. W. C. Lehmann Assistant Treasurer AdmimstmtioH ADMINISTRATION Standing, left to right: Donald Hicks, Carol Walden, Jean M. Demos, Chester W. Williams, Harrison Keller, Elwood E. Gaskill, Leta F. Whitney, Marion D. Warner. Not present: Frederick W. C. Lehmann, Dina Cavalieri. Jaculty Coumil FACULTY COUNCIL Standing, left to right: Donald Willing, F. Judd Cooke, Howard Coding, Leta F. Whitney, Frederick Jagel, Chester Williams, Jean M. Demos. Seated: Harrison Keller. Not present: Carl McKinley. Academic ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT Seated, left to right: Johanna H. Oldenburg, Josephine Barnett, Lottie H. Lenn, Jean M. Demos, Chair- man, Simone Riviere, Olive H. Wetmore. Standing, left to right: Arthur Flagler Fultz, William B. Van Lennep, Edward F. Perry, Carlo Soresina. Mistory of Music and Church Music Left to right: Carl McKinley; P. Judd Cooke; Margaret C. Mason; Warren Storey Smith; David Hicks. Not present: David Bamett. Jnstmmental BRASS INSTRUMENTS Left to right : Gaston Duf resne ; Alfred Krips ; Alfred Zighera; Bernai ' d Zighera. Not present: Richard Burgin; Virgina Bacon; Jean Comstock; Joseph de Pasquale; Sally Dodge; Paul Fedorovsky; Frances B. Lanier; Frank MacDonald; Samuel Mayes; George Moleux; Ruth Posselt; Hannah Sherman. WOODW ND INSTRUMENTS PERCUSS ON AND TYMPANY Left to right: Charles Smith; Everett Firth. Left to right, seated: Gino Cioffi; Ralph Gomberg; Doriot Anthony Dwyer; James Pappoutsakis. Standing: Sherman Walt; Ernst Panenka. Not present: Fernand Gillet; Pasquale Cardillo; Norman Carrel; William Grass; Rosario Mazzeo; Jean Northrup; Robert Stuart; Felix A. Viscuglia. Herbert Silverman, Leta F. Whitney, Arthur Flagler Fultz Piano and Organ ORGAN AND PIANO DEPARTMENT Seated, left to right: Virginia Klotzle, Betty Hilker, Alexandra Jaskolski, Anna S. Lothian, Margaret C. Mason, Jeannette Giguere. Standing, left to right: David Hicks, Roland Nadeau, Miklos Schwalb, Howard Goding, chairman, Donald Smith, Homer Humphrey. Not present: David Barnett, David N. Bacon, Malcolm Creighton, Alicia M. Downer, Marie A. Gillet, Sylvia Foodim Glickman, Florence Wild Hartnett, Jacquelyn A. Mattfeld, Lucille Monaghan, James G. Pierce, Elisabeth Schulz, Katherine Southworth, Susan Williams, Donald Willing, Carl McKinley, Dowell McNeill. Popular Musk Sitting: Guy H. Principato. Standing: William Tesson. Not Present: Ronald Brown, J. Arthur Caless, William H. Curtis, Frederick G. Guerra, George J. Guil- bault, Warren Joseph, Rafael Porras, Theodore Simonelli, Grayden Williams. Zkeoryand Composition Voice ahd Opera OPERA AND VOICE DEPARTMENT Seated, left to right: Rhodora B. Smith, Dorothy Richards, Frederick Jagel, Chairman, Marie Sundelius, Eleanor Davis. Standing, left to right: Robert Evans, Justine Votypka, Jean Ellerson Drabik, Arthur Schoep, Gladys Miller, Bernard Barbeau. Not present: Alice Girouard, Elizabeth B. Hancock, Percy F. Hunt, Alice H. Stevens, Boris Goldovsky. DEAN WILLIAM ALDRICH 34 High St., Lancaster, N. H. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Orchestral Scholarship 1954-55; Music Educa- tors National Conference 1955; Gould-Lindsey Scholarship 1955; Cape Codders 1955; Good News 1955; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 1955-58, Treasurer 1957-58 ; Junior Class Vice-President ; Dean ' s List 1956; Chorus Tour 1957; Delegate to Phi Mu Alpha Convention 1957 ; Gould Schol- arship 1957; Vice-President of Senior Class: M.E.N.C. President; Neume Staff 1958. SALVATORE V. BARTOLOTTI 91 Litchfield St., Brighton, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Freshman Vice-President; Sophomore Class Treasurer ; Junior Class President ; Senior Class President; Vice-President Sinfonia fraternity; Student Council Member for 4 years. NEIL W. BRIDGE 210 Walnut St., Kutztown, Pa. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Member of Kappa Gamma Psi; M.E.N.C; Dean ' s List — 2nd Semester 1954-55 ; 2nd Semes- ter 1955-56 ; 1st and 2nd Semester 1956-57. ROBERT CARR 201 Willamor Rd., Albert Lea, Minnesota Music Therapy Mr. Fultz JOAN LETIA COLEMAN Newfane, Vermont Music Education Mrs. Whitney Dean ' s List 1954; Mu Phi Epsilon 1955-58; Recording Secretary 1957-58; Chorus Tour 1957-58 ; Music Educator ' s National Convention 1957 ; Student Council 1956-57 ; M.E.N.C. ; Stu- dent Chapter Vice-President 1957-58; Literary Editor of the Neume 1957-58; Plain and Fancy 1958; Scholarships 1954-58. DOLORES JEAN CONTINILLO 1957 Wabash Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. Piano Mr. Barnett Ditson Scholarship; Elanchard Scholarship; General Electric Scholarship ; Dean ' s List 1954- 55, 1956-57 (1st Semester). CLAIRE DURAND 2 South St., East Haven, Conn. Flute Mrs. Dwyer Scholarships 1956-57; 1957-58; Therapy Club 1957-58; New man Club 1955-56-57-58; Orches- tra 1955-56-57-58. 1954; Conservatory Chorus 1954-58; Sinfonia 1955- 58; Sinfonia Carnival 1955; Metcalf Me- morial Scholarship 1956; Secretary Sinfonia 1956- 57; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Province Con- vention; Columbia University 1956; Phi Mu Alpha National Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio 1956; M.E.N.C. 1956-57; President Sinfonia 1957- 58 ; Foundation Scholarship 1957. Voice JOAN GAVOORIAN 30 Ripley Rd., Medford, Mass. Miss Miller PAUL E. GAY Jonesboro, Maine Trombone Mr. Tesson Kappa Gamma Psi 1955-58 ; Treasurer of Kappa 1955- 56, 1956-57; Trustee of Paderewski Schol- arship Fund 1956-58; Cape Codder ' s Club; Treasurer of Freshman Class; President of Sophomore Class ; President of Student Council 1956- 57, 1957-58; Awarded following Scholar- ships; High School Scholarship; Converse No. 4; Jennie L. Cox; Walker; Gushing; N.E.C. Foundation. FREDERICK W. GEISSLER, JR. 726 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. Apt. 24 Music Education Mrs. Whitney Member Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity Dec. 1952. JOHN GUAZZEROTTI 85 Everett St., E. Boston, Mass. Voice Miss Miller M. EDITH HALLET 1058 Canterbury St., Roslindale, Mass. Church Music (Organ) Mr. Willing High School Scholarship 1954-55; Carr Organ Scholarship 1955-57; Delta Omicron Chorister 1955-56; Delta Omicron Secretary 1956-57; Student Council Representative for Delta Omi- cron 1956-57 ; Professional Panhellenic Council Representative for Delta Omicron 1956-57; N.E.C. Chorus Tour 1957 ; Delta Omicron Presi- dent 1957-58 ; P.P.A. Secretary 1957-58 ; N.E.C. Chorus Tour Committee 1957-58 ; Delta Omicron National Revolving Scholarship 1957. MILTON HAMILTON 255 Bradford Drive, Benton Harbor, Mich. Oboe Mr. Gomberg ANTHONY HARB 89 Mechanic St., Norwich, Conn. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Kappa Gamma Psi Fraternity 1956-58; 2nd Vice-President of Kappa Gamma Psi 1957-58; Music Educator ' s National Conference 1954- = 1958 ; Cape Codder ' s Club 1955-56. CLAIRE CECELIA HAWKINS 452 Brattle Rd., Syracuse, N. Y. Applied Voice Mme. Sundelius Sigma Alpha Iota, President (1957-58) ; Elson Club; Cape Codder ' s Club, Secretary (1956-57) ; Student Council, Secretary (1957-58) ; Profes- sional Panhellenic Association, Treasurer (1957-58) ; Neume Staff, Advertising Editor (1957-58) ; Female Comic Lead in " Good News " (1956) ; A Second Lead in " Brigadoon " (1957) ; in " Rondine " (1957) ; Chorus Tour (1957) ; in T.V. performance of " Metamorphes " (1957) ; in " L ' histoire du Soldat " (1956) performed on T.V. and in Jordan Hall; Editor, Melodic Line (1956-57) ; " Plain and Fancy " , second lead. MARIE HENCE 37 Spring St., Trenton, New Jersey Violin Mr. Krips CAROL ANN JACKSON P. O. Box 329, Salem Depot, N. H. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Scholarships, Lindsey (Regular) and Walker 1954- 55 ; Music Educator ' s National Conference Convention 1955; M.E.N.C. member 1954-58; Scholarships, Lindsey and Lindsey Special 1955- 56; Sophomore Class Secretary 1955-56; Strauss Ball Queen ' s Court 1956; Lindsey Spe- cial Scholarship 1956-57 ; Junior Class Secre- tary-Treasurer 1956-57; Student Council Vice- President 1956-57; Music Educator ' s National Conference Convention 1957 ; Lindsey Special Scholarship 1957-58; Senior Class Secretary 1957-58; Mu Phi Epsilon 1955-58; Historian of Mu Phi Epsilon 1956-57 ; Treasurer of Mu Phi Epsilon 1957-58; Chorus Officer 1957-58. GERALD H. KITTREDGE 22 Jenness St., Lowell, Mass. Church Music (Organ) Mr. Willing Carr Scholarship 1955-56; Carr Scholarship 1956-57 ; Langshaw Scholarship 1956-57. JOHN JOSEPH L ' ECUYER 5 South Main St., Hanover, N. H. Piano Mr. Schwalb Lindsey Scholarship 1955-56; Pearson Trust Fund Scholarship 1956-57 ; Melodic Line, Editor, 1st Semester 1957-58; Neume, Photography Editor 1957-58. Piano MARY LILLIENTHAL 2715 So. Olive Ave. W. Palm Beach, Florida Mr. Bamett ALICE PATRICIA MASITIS 238 Valley St., New Philadelphia, Pa. Voice Mme. Sundelius Secretary of Freshman Class 1954-55; Record- ing Secretary of Mu Phi Epsilon 1956-57 ; Pres- ident of Mu Phi Epsilon 1957-58 ; President of Professional Panhellenic Association 1957-58; Walker Scholarship 1955-56; Walker Scholar- ship 1956-57; Metcalf and Woodman (com- bined) ; Newman Club 1954-58 ; Mu Phi Epsilon 1955-58; Cape Codder ' s Club; " Good News " supporting role ( " Milhe " ) 1955-56; " Briga- doon " Chorus 1956-57 ; Neume Staff; " Plain and Fancy " second lead 1957-58. WILLIAM GEER McKIM Rumson Rd., Little Silver, New Jersey Piano Mr. Goding Class President 1955 ; Class Spring Sing Chair- man 1955-56; Dean ' s List 1955-57-58; Cape Codder ' s Club; Good News Cast 1957; Neume Staff 1955, 58 ; Alumni Chorus 1958. EDMOND J. MOUSALLY 74 Montgomery St., Boston, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney NORMA POTTER Bombay, New York Music Education Mrs JEANNE ANDREA PRACHAR 25001 Highland Rd. Richmond Heights 21, Ohio Piano Miss Monaghan American Federation of Musicians Scholarship 1954-55; Ditson Scholarship 1955-56; Ditson Scholarship 1956-57; French Scholarship 1957- 58; Newman Club; Sigma Alpha Iota Sorority, Sgt. at Arms. JEROME J. SADLO 2802 So. Tripp Ave., Chicago, 111. Trumpet Mr. Voisin Kappa Gamma Psi 1954-58. AIME M. SIMONEAU 102 Pierce St., Lewiston, Maine Music Education Mrs. Whitney High School Scholarship 1952-53 ; Newman Club 1952-54-56-57; Treasurer 1953-54; Vice Presi- dent 1956-57; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 1954-55, Historian 19 53-54, Pledge Master 1956-57, Sec- retary 1957-58; Neume Staff, Typing Editor 1957-58; Chorus Member 1952-54-56-58; M.E.N.C. Convention 1956-57; Bowling Club 1952-53; M.E.N.C. 1952-54, 1956-58; President Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 1958; Tour Committee 1958. NANCY EMMALINE SNYDER Mount Hope, West Virginia Voice Miss Miller Chorus Officer 1956-57 ; Member of Sigma Alpha Iota 1957 initiated ; female lead in " Brigadoon " 1957 ; in " Rondine " 1957 ; in television presen- tation of Ovid ' s " Metamorphosis " 1957 ; Chorus Tour 1957. MERI-DELL SOSNIK 1611 Hyde Ave., Winston-Salem, N. C. Voice Mme. Sundelius Advertising Editor Melodic Line 1957; Sigma Alpha Iota 1957 ; Publicity " Brigadoon " 1957 ; Neume Staff 1958 ; Vice-President Sigma Alpha Iota 1958; Sigma Alpha Iota representative to Student Council 1958; President Dormitory 1958 ; Professional Panhellenic Asso. 1958. JOHN A. ST. ONGE 126 Fair St., New Bedford, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Lindsey (Special) Scholarship 1955-56 ; Founda- tion Scholarship 1957-58. DONALD TEETERS 2706 W. 79 St., Kansas City, Mo. Organ Dr. McKinley Carr Organ Scholarship 1956-58 ; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia; Dean ' s List, 1st Semester, 1956-57. ESTELLE TERRAMAGRA 108 Orleans St., East Boston, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Member of M.E.N.C. 1954-58 ; Walker Scholar- ship 1954-55; High School Scholraship from Boston City Federation 1954-55; Member of Newman Club 1954-55; Strauss Ball Queen ' s Court 1955 ; Member of Mu Phi Epsilon 1955-58 ; M.E.N.C. Convention 1955; Alumni Secretary of Mu Phi Epsilon 1956 ; Alumni Representative of Mu Phi Epsilon 1956; Chorus Tour 1957; M.E.N.C. Convention 1957; Student Council Representative for Mu Phi Epsilon 1957-58; Vice President of Mu Phi Epsilon 1957-58; Foundation Scholarship 1957-58. Piano DAVID TYLER 43 Beverly St., Melrose, Mass. Mr THOMAS VASIL 199 Broadway, Taunton, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney High School Scholarship 1954; Dean ' s List 1954-55-56 ; Scholarship 1955-56 ; Kappa Gamma Psi 1955-58 ; Concert Chairman 1956-57 ; Schol- arship 1956-57; Cape Codder ' s Club 1955-57; M.E.N.C. Convention 1957; Scholarship 1957- 58; Chorus Tour 1957-58; Class Treasurer 1957-58; Student Council 1957-58; Editor of Neume 1957-58; President of Chorus 1957-58; Brigadoon 1957 ; Plain and Fancy 1958 ; M.E.N.C. Vice-President 1956-57; M.E.N.C. 1954-58. ALBERT WARREN Music Education Mrs. Whitney ROBERT WENTWORTH 39 Summer St., Lancaster, N. H. Music Education Mrs. Whitney RONALD JOSEPH VIEIRA 202 Hemlock St., New Bedford, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Freshman: Newman Club, Pop Orchestra, Gen- eral Endowment Scholarship 1954-55; Sopho- more : Newman Club, Pop Orchestra, Oliver Dit- son Scholarship 1955-56, Kappa Gamma Psi; Junior: Newman Club, Pop Orchestra, Eliza- beth Henshaw Metcalf Memorial Fund Scholar- ship 1956-57 ; Kappa Gamma Psi Spring Tour 1956-57, N.E.C. Tour Group; Senior: Kappa Gamma Psi, N.E.C. Tour Group 1957-58, Foun- dation Scholarship 1957-58, N.E.C. Chorus Pub- licity Committee. BLOSSOM LAM ZECCHA 2239 South King St. Honolulu, Hawaii Music Therapy Mr. Fultz ANNABELLE BERNARD 2120 Gravier St., New Orleans, La. Voice Mme. Sundelius Graduate of Xavier University, Music Educa- tion, 4 year scholarship; 2nd Mm Student, N.E.C. Scholarship (2 years) ; Member of Sigma Alpha Iota ; 2 Scholarships to Tanglewood 1956- 57 ; 1 Scholarship to Pittsburgh, Pa. for 6 week opera workshop 1957 with Mr. Boris Goldovsky ; lead in " La Rondine " opera production and many other Puccini programs presented by the ' opera class; lead in this year ' s production " Cosi fon Tutte " , Mozart; leading role in " The Mar- riage of Figaro " with the New England Opera Theater, Feb. 1958 ; Eleanor Steber award 1957. WILLIAM DAVID BROHN 350 E. Jackson St., FUnt 5, Mich. Composition Mr. McKinley N.E.C. Orchestra 1957-58 ; Musical Comedy Pro- ductions 1957-58; Composers ' Workshop; N.E.C. TV Production, WGBH 1957. THURMOND GAY 2381 Wheeless Road, Augusta, Georgia Organ Mr. Willing DOROTHEA L. GEORGES 157 Hemenway St., Boston Voice Mme. Sundelius Delta Omicron Sorority 1953; Secretary 1955; Panhellenic Representative 1955; President 1956; Conference Representative 1956; 1st Vice-President 1957 ; Treasurer 1957 ; Senior Honor Pin of Delta Omicron; Star of Delta Omicron; Scholarships: Mass. Federation of Women ' s Club 1952 ; Walker Scholarship 1953 ; Scholarship 1954 ; Fuller Rev. Scholarship 1955 ; Walker Scholarship 1955; Walker Scholarship 1956; Masonic Scholarship 195 6; Permanent Fund 1957. Voice PAUL GILES 688 Coddington Rd., Ithaca, N. Y. Miss Miller NATALO ANGELO PAELLA 3501 Seneca Ave., Niagara Falls, N. Y, Trumpet Mr. Voisin Bachelor ' s • Degree in Music, Louisiana State University 1956; Phi Mu Alpha; Sinfonia Fra- ternity; Chapter Beta Omega; Baton Rouge Civic Orchestra 1953-56; Tanglewood (student orchestra) 1956; Boston Pops Tour Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler) 1957. GORDON LEWIS c o Robert A. Kilpatrick 270 Buffalo St., Jamestown, N. Y. Composition Mr. Cooke Camera Sky Bachelor ' s PATRICIA BROPHY 258 Corona Ave., Kutztown, Pa. Music Education Mrs. Whitney RONALD GERBRANDS 96 Ronald Rd., Arlington, Mass. Voice Mme. Sundelius HARRIET KAHN 3713 Menlo Dr., Baltimore, Md. Theory Dr. McKinley LILLIANE LABRIE 200 West St., North Attleboro, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney SYLVIA LAMOUTTE 2051 Calle Expana, Ocean Park, Santurce, Puerta Rico Piano Mr. Schwalb JEANNINE MILLS Boston, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney NANCY PACKARD 627 Turwill Lane, Kalamazoo, Mich. Flute Mr. Pappoutsakis JOHN PERKINS 14 Kingsbury PL, St. Louis, Mo. Piano Mr. Barnett SISTER HELEN JEAN Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. Voice Miss Miller WILLIAM SNYDER 138 East Reynolds St., Urbana, Ohio Voice Miss Miller PEGGY THORP 580 Withers Rd., Wythwille, Vir. Music Education Mrs. Whitney Master ' s LANDON YOUNG 906 North Delaware St., Roswell, N. M. Piano Miss Monaghan CORRE BERRY 605 School St., Brenham, Texas Voice Mme. Sundelius HENRY CARRAI 374 42nd St., Brooklyn, N. Y, Music Education Mrs. Whitney FRANCES CUMNOCK 2801 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, N. C. Historical Research Dr. McKinley NICOLETTA DAVEKOS 25 Beckford St., Beverly, Mass. Historical Research Dr. McKinley MAUREEN EGAN 18 Lowell St., Worcester 3, Mass. Piano Mr. Coding DORIS FINCHER 1207B Whildon Place, Greensboro, N. C. Piano Mr. Coding JACK GETCHELL 183 High St., Belfast, Maine Piano Mr. Coding REGINALD HACHEY 10 Brooklyn Ave., Waterville, Me. Piano Mr. Schw alb JUNE HOPPS 320 Harvard St., Cambridge, Mass. Piano Mr. Schwalb EDWARD LOW 154 Foster St., Cambridge 38, Mass. Historical Research Dr. McKinley ALBERT NUDO 2402 Whitney Ave,, Niagara Falls, N. Y. Clarinet Mr. Mazzeo GILBERT OLDHAM 180 Church St., Milton, Mass. Historical Research Dr. McKinley FRED ORKISESKI 2021 19th St., Altoona, Pa. Trumpet Mr. Voisin ALEXANDRA PIERCE 2836 Chesapeake St. N.W., Washington 8, D.C. Piano Mr. Barnett MID HAT SERBAGI 2 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Viola Mr. de Pasquale SALVOTORE VIGGIANO 46 Spruce St., Fitchburg, Mass. Music Education Mrs. Whitney GEORGE WHITE Meredith, New Hampshire Music Education Mrs. Whitney RONALD WHITE 51 Queensbury St., Boston, Mass. Clarinet Mr. Mazzeo RAYMOND WILDING-WHITE 143 Mason Terrace, Brookline, Mass. Composition Mr. Cooke PHILIP YOUNG 33 South Main St., Plymouth, N. H. Music Education Mrs. Whitney B. J. KIRKLAND Huntington, Texas Voice Miss Miller Artist ' s CORINNE CURRY 46 South Meadow Lane, Harrington, R. I. Voice Mme. Sundelius Seniors President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Salvatore Bartolotti Dean Aldrich Carol Ann Jackson Thomas Vasil Salvatore Bartolotti First row, 1. to r.: Albert Warren, John St. Onge, Ronald Vieira, Carol Ann Jackson, Dean Aldrich, President Salvatore Bartolotti, Thomas Vasil, Edith Hallet, Estelle Terramagra, Norma Potter. Back row, 1. to r. : John L ' Ecoyer, Thomas Rotondo, Paul Gay, Ceci Hawkins, Meri-Del Sosnik, Alice Masitis, Blossom Lam Zecha, Robert Wentworth, Aime Simoneau, Robert Carr, Robert Fillipone. ' Way back in September, 1954, about eighty stary-eyed Freshmen entered the Con- servatory to begin their musical studies. It was a while before they stopped getting lost in the long winding corridors and many practice rooms, but they finally found their way to Brown Hall where they met for their first class meeting. The business at hand was to elect their first officers. The leaders chosen were: President, Bill McKim; Vice President, Salvatore Bartolotti; Secretary, Alice Masitis; Treasurer, Paul Gay; Class Advisor, Rol- and Nadeau. The first big event sponsored by our class was a St. Patrick ' s Day Dance in Brown Hall which was gaily attended. The various committees were comprised of Paul Gay, Sal Bartolotti, Dorothy Aruda, and Estelle Terramagra. At this time it was the custom to participate in the annual Spring Sing. Being Fresh- men, we were in hopes of making a " good impression " , so we formed a chorus and chose Harry Krueger as conductor. The song — Black is the Color ; the soloist — Alice Masitis. On May 21, Whalen Park was our destination where we held our class outing. Later in the month we finished our first year by attending the Strauss Ball and electing Estelle Terramagra as our representative in the Queen ' s court. In 1955 we elected the following officers : President, Paul Gay ; Vice President, Rich- ard McPhee ; Secretary, Carol Ann Jackson ; Treasurer, Salvatore Bartolotti ; Class Ad- visor, William Tesson. Upon entering our second year of study, we decided to welcome the Freshman Class in a typical college manner. In October, the first annual Demerit Ball was held at which time the new class had to pay for their misdemeanors during the in- itiation period. To climax the evening of fun. Donna Klimonski was chosen Queen. Early in April we " splurged " and treated ourselves to an evening of dining and dancing at Talino ' s Restaurant in Chestnut Hill. It was well attended and will long be re- membered. Later in the month it again became time for the Spring Sing in which we heartily participated. The song — A Balm in Gilead ; the soloist — Catherine Alaben ; the conductor — Charles Vanderzan. The final activity of the year was the Strauss Ball and we were represented in the Queen ' s Court by Carol Ann Jackson. After a needed vacation, we returned for the last half of our formal education in 1956, this time as Juniors. Our new officers were : President, Salvatore Bartolotti ; Vice President, Dean Aldrich ; Secretary-Treasurer, Carol Ann Jackson ; Class Advisor, Roland Nadeau. Because of the success and enthusiasm of our last banquet, we decided to have another. Accordingly in November we gathered once again at Talino ' s. Our speaker for the evening was the Assistant Registrar of Motor Vehicles who also showed enlightening films. The special guests from the faculty in attendance were Mrs. Whitney and Mr. and Mrs. DeVaron. It was learned that this year the Spring Sing would be replaced by a school banquet. On March 27, Brown Hall was filled with hungry students and some of our class were seen at the head table as Student Council officers. Music Educators will not forget the Convention at Atlantic City, N. J., especially the " hotel " . The end of another year brought the Strauss Ball, and Nancy Snyder was elected our representative. The big year, 1957, finally arrived. We were Seniors and almost ready to face the world. Our officers for this year were : President, Salvatore Bartolotti; Vice President, Dean Aldrich; Secretary, Carol Ann Jackson ; Treasurer, Tom Vasil. The Neume was our first project of the year, and Tom Vasil was chosen Editor. With the help of many of our classmates, the job got under way. On November 8, we gathered for our last class banquet, this time at Chickland in Saugus. Our faculty guests were Dr. and Mrs. Rudy and Mrs. Whitney who gave a de- lightful account of her visit to Switzerland. As spring rolled around, many of our class members were anxiously anticipating the chorus tour, which proved to be a vacation well spent. Following graduation on June 10, we will close the doors to the familiar corridors and practice rooms of the Conservatory and go out into the big, wide world to seek our fortune. Jmiors President Vice President Secretary Treasurer James Gregg Judith Melvin Margaret Eaton Edward Buck James Gregg The Junior Class began its yearly activities with the responsibility of selling book- covers, banners, and emblems for the benefit of the Student Council. This venture turned out to be financially successful, much to our gratification. We are also planning our first class banquet, to be held on March 18, to which we are looking forward with great enthusiasm. ! Class Directory Alvarado, Maria Boatright, Harvey Buck, Edward Campbell, Judith Carmichael, William Cason, David Cazale, Stephan Chamberlain, Oliver Chambers, Wesley Chapman, Robert Cohen, Jerome Conlon, William Dal Pozzal, Victor D ' Amico, Edward Day, Susan DeLisle, David DuCette, Nancy Dunlap, Linda Eaton, Margaret Eells, Ruth Fierke, Winifred Foss, John Freybler, Elaine Fritzsche, Emily Greene, Thomas Gregg, James Hargrove, Guy Heilmann, Eleanor Hunt, Helen Jordon, Joan Kane, Martha Kang, Samuel Lee, Choug-hyo Lee, Thelma Lenz, Sandra Lindstrom, DeAnne Lizotte, Andre McDonald, Jenette Magoum, Florence Medeiros, Jarvis Melvin, Judith Mills, Thomas Norton, Mary Ann Oliviei " , Lucien Orgettas, Louisa Paco, Eileen Parker, John Preble, Elinor Privitera, Serenella Prue, Shirley Samans, Beverly Scobie, William Serbagi, Adele Sheerin, Elizabeth Tarmey, Thomas Williams, Gilbert Wilson, Phillips Box 2023, San Juan, Puerto Rico 844 East Monument St., Colorado Springs, Colo. 27 Nutter Rd., North Reading, Mass. 1125 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, Mass. 16 Howe St., Wellesley, Mass. 40 Peterborough St., Boston, Mass. 38 Prospect St., Winchester, Mass. R. D. Box 428, Belmar, N. J. 311 East College St., Clinton, Miss. 18 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. 60 Symphony Rd., Boston, Mass. 35 Logan Way, South Boston, Mass. 224 Nahant Rd., Nahant, Mass. 97 Gainsboro St., Boston, Mass. Main St., Middle Haddam, Conn. Cottage St., Marlboro, N. H. 21 Dedham St., Revere, Mass. Marsh Mill Rd., Dracut, Mass. 34 Prudence Drive, Springdale, Conn. 14 Gabella St., Melrose, Mass. 4510 Moorland Ave., Bridgewater, Mass. 92 Western Ave., Augusta, Maine 2133 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. Hastings Rd., Ashburnham, Mass. 1 West Main St., Ashby, Mass. Washington St., Conway, N. H. Route 2, Box 250A, Hughes, Arkansas 946 Montford Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 5 Neptune St., Newburyport, Mass. 82 Glen Rd., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 224 Summit St., Portland, Maine Seoul, Korea 136 2nd St., Choong Ku Seoul, Korea 273 Prince Edward Rd., Kowloon, Hongkong 3700 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, Md. 120 Maiden St., Worcester, Mass. 451 Willow St., Woonsocket, R. L 3050 Pawtucket Ave., Riverside, R. I. 58 School St., Rockland, Mass. 43 Grandview Ave., Fairhaven, Conn. 26 Pleasant St., Hopkinton, Mass. 216 Mountainview Ave., Rensselaer, N. Y. Commonwealth Ave., Hopkinton, Mass. 168 Seaver St., Roxbury, Mass. 216 Cross St., Winchester, Mass. 329 Williams St., Providence, R. L 34 Ash St., Fitchburg, Mass. 1420 Rosemary St., Denver, Colo. 66 Broadway, Methuen, Mass. 345 South St., Wrentham, Mass. 317 Woodland Ave., Beckley, West Virginia 4470A Shaw St., St. Louis, Missouri 2 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 1629 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. 29 Thornley St., Dorchester, Mass. 92 Washington St., Marblehead, Mass. Dunbar Hall, Exeter, N. H. Sophomores President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Donald LeGrow Arlene Zitowitz Vernice VanHam Susan Lovegrove Donald LeGrow The Sophomore Class got off to an enthusiastic start this year with the presentation of the Demerit Ball, which was postponed due to the flu epidemic, and later re-named the " Freshman Flu Flip " . The class members showed real cooperation in this project, and the results were very successful. The Class of 1960 is planning several activities for the second semester. Among them are a World Food Fair and a Sophomore Class outing. The year 1957-58 promises to be a busy and happy one for our class. Class ' Directory Allen, Marilyn Baker, Herbert Beauregard, Richard Bender, Barbara Berry, Georgianna Brown, Judith Bninnstrom, Frances Burke, Florence Canfield, Hope Capillon, Yvette Capone, Patricia Casanova, Rosita Castaldo, Sandra Cavalli, Vincent ClafF, Daniel Crosby, Henry Davis, Eutha De La Mata, Violetta Dellovo, Raymond Demery, Carol Douglas, Carol Fauteux, Valerie Fennelle, Ray Friedland, Sherman Gauya, John Gibson, Kay Gibson, Peggy Gordon, Priscilla Gotlieb, Lois Greenberg, Judith Hahnl, Fernando Howard, Carolynn Izmirlian, Zarouhi Johnson, Charles Kazdin, Andrew KoUegian, Harry Lackey, Marsha Laspisa, Joseph Leach, Julian LeGrow, Donald Lovegrove, Susan Mazeika, Deniel McKinley, George Mietzner, Edwai ' d Murdock, Jean Murin, Donna O ' Boyle, Robert Panella, Janice Pine, Donald Sanderson, Catherine Schaefer, Charlotte Shelman, Roberta Shore, Richard Slattery, Patricia Tgettis, Nicholas Thomson, Daryl Triplett, Ernest Urrico, Grace Van Ham, Vernice Vanover, Betty Walker, Judith Walko, Helen Welch, Myrna Wooten, Landrum Yeh, Pao Hsi Youn, Rumie Zitowitz, Arlene Scipio Center, New York 31 Westmore Rd., Mattapan, Mass. R.F.D. No. 3, Colebrook, N. H. 575 Bridge St., North Weymouth, Mass. 9 Eliot St., Watertown, Mass. Route 1 Turnpike, Newbury, Mass. 41 Sycamore St., Somerville, N. J. Box 165, Round Lake, N. Y. 15 Ave. De Verzy Paris 17, France 46 Prince St., Attleboro, Mass. 351 Lowell St., Wakefield, Mass. 1507 Ponce De Leon Ave., Santurce, Puerto Rico 220 High St., Wareham, Mass. 513 Chestnut St., Monessen, Penna. 134 Watson Rd., Belmont, Mass. 43 Royal Ave., Warwick, R. I. 842 Spruce St., Camden, N. J. 14 Pacific Place, Santurce, Puerto Rico 51 Winthrop Rd., Lexington, Mass. 181 Fifth Ave., New Rochelle, N. Y. 11 Fairview St., Newton, Mass. 132 Mill Rd., New Bedford, Mass. 25 Terrace Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia 1249 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, Conn. 7520 Pleasant Ave., Delair, N. J. 5850 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton, Ohio 406 South College St., Martinsville, Va. 300 Whitwell St., Quincy, Mass. 1053 East 10 St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 367 Roosevelt Blv., East Hampstead, N. Y. 604 Darley Rd., Kinston, N. C. Rue AR Rihban Beirut, Lebanon 225 Walnut St., Saugus, Mass. 17 Bvron Lane, Larchmont, N. Y. 146 Forest St., Medford, Mass. 1910 East 30th St., Tulsa, Okla. 3341 2 Memorial Parkway, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 43 Winter St., Skowhegan, Maine 19 Jackson Ave., Everett, Mass. 3500 Smith SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 26 Ashmont Ave., Worcester, Mass. 2 Masters Place, Beacon, N. Y. 205 West Center St., Fairfield. 111. Worcester Rd., Westminster, Mass. 38 Watson Ave.. Ossining, N. Y. 1618 Anderson Place SE, Albuquerque, N. M. 97 Pennsylvania Ave., Newton Upper Falls, Mass. 549 Somerset Ave., Taunton, Mass. 451 Court St., Auburn, Maine Remsen ' s Lane, Oyster Bay, N. Y. 41 East Bowry St., Newport, R. I. 694 Broad St., East Weymouth, Mass. 45 School St., Mansfield, Mass. 2 Bow St., Salem, Mass. 1031 Metropolitan Ave., Milton, Mass. 66 Kingston Ave., Newport, R. L 11 Urrico Ave., R.F.D. No. 2, Woonsocket, R. 1. 89 Farm Lane, Westwood, Mass. 67 Crawford St., Roxbury, Mass. Mansfield, Mass. 50 Lake Ave., Danbury, Conn. 34 Cross St., Chatham, Mass. 634 Coolidge Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 24 Fating St., Taipai, Formosa 96 Imasatcho Shrogane Shiba Minatoky, Tokyo, Japan 35 June St. Terrace, Worcester, Mass. freshmen In September of 1918, an enthusiastic group of Freshmen entered the Conservatory. They have been active participants in many of the school activities. For next semester, we are planning a " Hayloft Jamboree " which will be an unusual type of dance. We also plan to have a class picnic in the spring. Class ' Directory Adelberg, Janet Alajian, Queen Ann Albanese, Anna Alhosaini, Shafi Babikyan, Margrit Beai ' se, Barbara Becker, Richard Bednarz, Stanley Berry, Johann Brown, Cynthia Browne, Deborah Biys, William Clark, Beverly Coker, Walter Colburn, Veme Czerwinski, William Darrow, William Deresh, Michael Dinger, Barbara Dodge, John Duffy, Carol Ann Dunn, Helene Femino, Stephan Fox, David Goode, Jane Graham, Kaniel Hibbard, William Hill, Marion Holmes, Patricia Homan, Robert Hooper, Theresa Hoffan, Judith Ii ' ving, Darrel Isales, Derysabel Jacowitz, Edward Kellaway, Roger Kemp, John La Flamme, Lois Lee, Sun Boo Lombard, Lyman Loven, Richard Macomber, Mary Mason, Pennie McClelland, James Mcllroy, Luetta Mills, William Morse, Tevis Nizzari, Francis Parker, Donald Parker, Karen Pederson, Martha Perry, Peter Pladson, Joan Robertson, Sandra Servizio, Bruno Skelton, John Smith, Calista Standel, Phillip Stearns, Judith Steele, Lois Strolia, Herkulis Sumner, George Swanson, Robert Sykes, Carol Thomson, Phyllis Walker, John Weingart, Melvyn Wells, James White, Robert White, Victoria Wooliever, Nancy Wyman, Patricia Yao, Eugenia 5514 South Bend Rd., Baltimore, Md. 6 Perry St., Watertown, Mass. 25 Grosvenor Ave., Providence, R. I. Lalezar Ave., Nekisa St. Tehenan, Iran Yenikoy Disbudaheok, No. 4, Istanbul, Turkey Braddock Lane, Harwichport, Mass. 702 South Thorington St., Algona, Iowa 59 Lincoln Ave., Northampton, Mass. 250 South Union St., Burlington, Vt. 30 Lenox St., Brockton, Mass. 28 Little Pond Rd., Belmont, Mass. 21 Gardner St., Meriden, Conn. Cider Mill Rd., R.F.D. No. 3, Rockville, Conn. 4324 North Grove St., Oklahoma City, Okla. 83 Foster St., Keene, N. H. 20 Andrew St., Bayonne, New Jersey 11 Packer Ave., Towanda, Penn. 832 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. Box 242, Richland, Penn. 9 Belvoir Rd., Dorchester, Mass. 56 Mount Warner Rd., North Hadley, Mass. Wahackme Rd., New Canaan, Conn. Linebrook Rd., Ipswich, Mass. 386 Ward St., Newton, Mass. 48 Gould Ave., Newark, New Jersey Route 3, Box 287B, Excelsior, Minn. 5 Channing Road, Newton Center, Mass. 185 Fredette St., Athol, Mass. 128 Fair St., White Plains, N. Y. 1 Plymouth St., Salem, Mass. 167A Penn. Ave., Newark, N. J. 2221 63rd St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 616 West South St., Bluffton, Ind. Bogota 1133 Puerto Nuero, Puerto Rico 197 Canal St., Ellenville, N. Y. 31 Wyman St., Waban, Mass. 513 Seminole Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 103 Auman St., Fort Devens, Mass. 38-5 Dong Chatong Chingku, Seoul, Korea Petersham Rd., Hardwick, Mass. 27 College Ave., Somerville, Mass. Pittsford, Vermont 154 Beaumont Ave., Newtonville, Mass. 805 North McKean St., Kittaning, Penn. 405 Church St., Huntingdon, Penn. 184 East Beaver St., Bellefonte, Penn. 77 Puritan Ave., Forest Hills, N. Y. 360 Central Ave., Needham, Mass. 12 Bridle Rd., Billerica, Mass. 5392 Wilkins Ave., Pittsburgh, Penn. County Rd., Plympton, Mass. 16 Sarah St., Randolph, Mass. 1321 North Ninth St., Cheboygan, Wis. 225 Penn St., Burlington, New Jersey 17 Bennett St., Beverly, Mass. 135 Front St., Winchendon, Mass. R. D. No. 2, Susquehanna, Penn. 23 Norwell St., Boston 21, Mass. 854 Salem St., Maiden, Mass. R. D. No. 29, Little Britain Rd., Newburgh, N. Y. 259 Athens St., South Boston, Mass. 158 Winnawnnett Rd., Hampton, N. H. 77 Park St., Rutland, Vermont 475 Williams St., Pittsfield, Mass. 1003 Grafton St., Worcester, Mass. 9 County St., Ipswich, Mass. 1537 Meade St., Denver, Colorado 185 Montclair, New Jersey 2002 Warlick Place NE, Atlanta, Georgia Barretts Mill Rd., Concord, Mass. 117 West 58 St., New York, N. Y. 9 Kaye St., Halifax, Nova Scotia 2 New Erstem Terrace, Grd. Fli. Tin Hon Temple Rd., Hongkong music be the fruit of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: it came o ' er my ear like the sweet sound, That breathes upon a bank of violets. Stealing and giving odour! Shakespeare (Twelfth Night) Zk CoHsmatory Chorus With the success of our first chorus tour still vivid in our minds, we returned in Sep- tember and were immediately engrossed in our concert preparations for 1957-58. The chorus, made up of voice and music education majors, has worked hard to make this a successful year. Through the devoted efforts of our ambitious and preeminent con- ductor, Lorna Cooke DeVaron, the New England Conservatory Chorus has grown to a position of high standing among prominent choruses of the United States. Mrs. DeVaron has taken on a most exciting and ambitious program this year. It be- gan with the performance of Stravinsky ' s " Symphony of Psalms " with the Conservatory Orchestra on November 6, Richard Burgin conducting. December was our big month as we gave four concerts. The first was sung by a selected group at Atwood Auditorium Clark University, Worcester, Mass. on December 1. The second, our annual Christmas Concert, was given in Jordan Hall, December 10. After this concert there was a party given in Brown Hall for the chorus and their friends. On December 20 and 21, we sang Honnegger ' s " Christmas Cantate " and a Bach-Stravinsky arrangement of " Von Himmel Hoch " with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Charles Munch. In March we will give our Spring Concert in Jordan Hall introducing for the first time Harold Farberman ' s work, " Emperor Jones. " April will be another busy month since it will include a tour through upper New England by a selected group of about 45 chorus members. April is also the month of our performances and recording sessions of the Berlioz Requiem with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, again conducted by Dr. Munch. Our annual Gardiner Museum Concert will be given on May 11, and our final concert of the year, the Pops Concert, on May 31. From a chorus of about 135 members, the following were chosen as officers and rep- resentatives : President, Thomas Vasil; Vice President, James Gregg; Secretary, Judith Melvin ; representatives, Carol Ann Jackson, Norma Potter, and John Parker. These people were elected to serve as the organizing group for concerts and practice sessions, as well as to assist Mrs. DeVaron in her work. We are most grateful to our chorus accom- panists who are this year: Mary Lihanthal, Emily Fritzche, and Dick Foster. We would like also, to say a special thank you to Mrs. George Bornoff, who has served us faithfully this year as Choral Librarian. The Conservatory is rightly proud of the work done by its chorus, and we are very grateful to Mrs. DeVaron for enthusiasm and her interpretive conducting without which we would have never been able to realize so many fine musical experiences. Orchestra The New England Conservatory Orchestra under the able direction of Richard Bur- gin, had a fruitful year. Their first important concert was one of a series of two Stra- vinsky concerts given this fall. The first half of the program consisted of " Appollon Musagette " , and for the second, the orchestra joined with the chorus in the " Symphony of Psalms. " The next important venture was a concert on February 26, featuring works by Mozart, Wagner, Barber, and Lalo. Another concert featuring works of Handel, Weber, and Schumann is planned for the spring. Popular Orchestra The Popular Music Department, under the able direction of William Tesson, began this year ' s events in Recital Hall with the orchestra and vocalists participating, and in preparation for the Snow Ball Dance on December 5th. Last year ' s innovation to elect the Pop Band " Official Music Makers " , was again carried out with success, with all members of the department participating. On February 17th, the Pop Band presented a concert of original compositions in Jor- dan Hall entitled " Jazz At Jordan. " For this concert, works by John Graas, noted jazz composer-arranger, Gregg Saeger, Phil Wilson, Bill Tesson, Al Nudo, and Paul Gay, were presented. They were received with much enthusiasm. The meaning of song goes deep. Who is there that, in logical words, can express the effect Music has on us ? A kind of inarticula te unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the infinite, and lets us for a moment gaze into that ! T. Carlyle Student ComcU President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Faculty Ad,visor Paul Gay Gene Gregg Cece Hawkins Dent Williamson David Hicks Paul Gay Student Council is, as in other colleges and universities, the governing body of the school. The council regulates and arranges all social activities and supervises improve- ments for all the students. The council consists of the president and treasurer from each of the four classes, plus a representative from each of the clubs and Greek Letter organi- zations. This year the Student Council has sponsored three dances : The Strauss Ball, the Snow Ball, and the Demerit Ball. Other important activities sponsored were the All School Banquet, the Melodic Line, and the Neume. The council has made an effort to place more emphasis on the class activities this year by increasing their monetary appropriation. We feel that there has been a definite lack of spirit in the individual classes in past years. It is our hope that the increased appropriation will strengthen the classes. STUDENT COUNCIL Last Row: Tom Vasil, Don LeGrow, John Rhea. Second Row: Helen Hunt, Helen Walko, Bob Fillipone, Joan Platson, Ed Buck, Tom Clatch. First Row: Estelle Terramagra, Cece Hawkins, Gene Gregg, Paul Gay, Dent Williamson. Delta OmkwH The Officers for the year 1957-1958 were; President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President Secretary Treasurer Chorister Chaplain Warden Faculty Advisor M. Edith Hallet Dorothea Georges Helen Walko Jenette MacDonald Dorothea Georges Nancy DuCette Roberta Shelman Patricia Capone Dorothy Richards M. Edith Hallet Delta Omicron, National Professional Music Fraternity was founded by students for students at the Cincinnati Conservatory in 1909. The purpose of the sorority is to in- spire fellowship, develop higher scholarship, character and leadership, and to stimulate growth in performance and appreciation of music. Delta Xi Chapter was installed at the New England Conservatory in 1950. In fulfill- ing its aims this year. Delta Xi has presented an Assembly program of Christmas music in celebration of Founders ' Day, a Spring concert in May, and music service programs at hospitals in Boston. Other activities included cookie sales and participation in the Greek Letter Carnival. Earlier in the year we installed as chapter patrons, Donald Willing, head of the Organ Department, and Dr. William Van Lennep, lecturer on drama and Curator of the Harvard Theater Collection. Two of our members, Natasha Goregliad and Edith Hallet, and another Conservatory student were recipients of the Delta Omicron National Re- volving Scholarship. Among Delta Omicron ' s outstanding members are Ruth Slenczynska, Irmgard Seeg fried, Martha Lipton and newly initiated Renalda Tibaldi. Seated, front row: Judy Brown, Pati ' icia Capone, Jeanette MacDonald and Dorothea Georges. 2nd row: Dorothy Richards, Roberta Shelman, Nancy DuCette and Nancy McNelly. 3rd row: Helen Walko, M. Edith Hallet and Carol Douglas. MuPhiSpsiloH President Vice President Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Historian Alumnae Secretary Chorister Warden Alice Masitis Estelle Terramagra Joan Coleman Grace Urrico Carol Ann Jackson Margaret Eaton Violeta De La Mata Eutha Davis Rosita Casanova Alice Masitis Beta chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon was founded at NEC shortly after 1900 and is now the oldest active chapter. The purpose of this sorority is to promote music in America and abroad. One of its outstanding projects is the Mu Phi Epsilon School of Music at Gads Hill Center, Chicago founded and presently being supported by the Sorority. Each year Beta chapter awards a medal to the outstanding Freshman girl of the previous year, Vernice Van Ham being the most recent recipient. Our chapter was honored this year by a visit from Mrs. Elizabeth Both well, National Fourth Vice President of Mu Phi Epsilon. This year Mu Phi Epsilon ' s first concert was held January 15 in Jordan Hall. Mrs. Margaret Mason and Mr. Roland Nadeau, both of the faculty, were our guest performers, Also performing on this program were one of our sisters, Eunice de Sanchez, and a string quartet comprised of Joseph Roche, Gloria Tice, Arthur Lewis and Takayori Atsumi. Among our other activities were numerous cookie sales and participation in the Greek Letter Carnival. Our tentative plans for the next semester consist of a Spring Concert and a pro- gram of show tunes arranged by Eunice deSanchez, to be presented at the Massachu- setts General Hospital. Our faculty advisor is Miss Gladys Miller, and other faculty members are Miss Lucille Monaghan, Miss Elizabeth Schulz, Mrs. Jean Demos, Mrs. Susan Williams Lunn and Mme. Marie Sundelius. One of our sisters, Corrine Curry is a candidate for the Art- ists ' Diploma, and another sister, Ann Rothgeb, who was a past recipient of the Eleanor Steber Award, is presently studying on a Fullbright Scholarship in Vienna. Many other members of Mu Phi Epsilon are, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Helen Traubel, Jean Madiera, Marguerite Willauer, Mabel Daniels and Jane Froman. MU PHI EPSILON Back Row: Eutha Davis, Regina Baerolomucci, Grace Urrico, Marge Eaton, Florence Burke, Judy Melvin, Patricia Slattery. Front Row: Carol Ann Jackson, Alice Masitis, Joan Coleman. Sigma Mpita Jota President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Chaplain Editor Sergeant-at-Arms Cecelia Hawkins Meri-Dell Sosnik Susan Day Eileen Paco Shirley Prue Ruth Ella Jeanne Prachar Cecelia Hawkins Lambda chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota was installed at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1915, twelve years after the founding of this music fraternity for women. Sigma Alpha Iota chapters are guided by seven annual National Objectives, in striving to promote the highest standards of musicianship, ethics, and culture. This year, Lambda chapter sponsored a Fall Concert featuring Mr. David Barnett of the faculty, and composer Eric Stokes, and is planning a Lenten Choral Vesper Service, and an American Music Concert featuring works by Daniel Pinkham, a well known New England composer. One of our members gave a Master ' s Recital, and four gave Senior Recitals. Our sister, Annabelle Bernard, was the proud winner of the Eleanor Steber Award. Our charity projects this year included a Halloween party at a home for under- privileged children, a Christmas Basket for a needy family, Christmas Caroling at the Boston State Hospital, and a concert for the Blind Association. Lambda chapter ' s honorary members include : Mildred Miller, Marian Anderson, Vic- toria de los Angeles and Polyna Stoska. Our faculty advisors are Mrs. Leta Whitney and Miss Jeannette Giguere. Our patronesses are Mrs. Josephine Barnett, Mrs. Leta Whitney and Mrs. Aaron Kaufman. Other Sigma Alpha Iota faculty members are Mrs. Margaret Mason, Mrs. Gillet and Mrs. Alice Stevens. SIGMA ALPHA IOTA Second Row: Annabelle Bernard, Jeanne Prachar, Marianne Norton, Nancy Snyder, Justine Votyka, Ruth Eells. First Row: Shirley Prue, Meri-Dell Sosnik, Cece Hawkins, Eileen Paco, Sue Day. Kappa Qamma PSJ President. 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Serg eant-at-A rms Chaplain-Historian John Rhea Robert Carr Anthony Harb Gilbert Fernandes Edward Buck James Gregg Anthony Rando Joseph Kirkland John Rhea The Alpha Chapter of Kappa Gamma Psi commenced its yearly activities by holding a smoker. The next event was participation in a carnival with the other Greek letter or- ganizations in the school. Other activities of the year have been the annual Founders Day concert, and an initiation and banquet. We are also planning a lecture series by faculty brothers, the annual bean supper, and a spring concert. Brother Barry Shank received the scholarship award for 1957-58 from the Paderew- ski Scholarship Fund. This fund was set up by Brother Ignace Paderewski for this chapter to administrate. Dent Williamson, a master student and an active member of Alpha Chapter, is the current National Executive Secretary of Kappa Gamma Psi. First Row, 1. to r. : Ronald Vieira, Gilbert Fernandes, Anthony Rando, Gene Gregg, President John Rhea, Robert Carr, Edward Buck, Joe Kirkland. Back Row, 1. to r. : Paul Gay, William Carmichael, John Parker, Dent Williamson, William Ferry, Thomas Vasil, Joseph Laspisa, Barry Shank. S ' mfoma President Vice President Corresponding Secretary Recording Secretary Treasurer Warden Historian Pledgemaster Aime M. Simoneau Salvatore Bartolotti Victor Dal Pozzal Dean Aldrich Thomas Tarmy Edmund Moussally William Conlon Aime M. Simoneau Hail Sinfonia! Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the oldest and largest professional music fraternity in the world, was founded at the Conservatory on October 6, 1898. Sinfonia presently contains 150 collegiate chapters, and its record of contributions to the musical world is a long and impressive one. The chief purpose of Sinfonia is to advance the cause of music in America. At least two concerts are given each year. One will be the Founders Day concert in February, the second in April being devoted to the works of American composers. In addition, Sinfonia completely renovated their club room this year, held an open house, two smokers, and is making plans for the second annual buffet supper. This year Alpha chapter won the Best Chapter Award for Province I. We were well represented at the Province Convention at Columbia University, and we are looking for- ward to sending representatives to the National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio this sum- mer. Some of the distinguished men who are Sinfonians are: Howard Hanson, Leopold Stowkowski, Roy Harris, Thor Johnson, Harry Wilson, Richard Nixon, Burl Ives, Roger Voisin, John W. Coffey, Fernand Gillet, Bernard Barbeau, Harrison Kel ler, Carl McKinley and Arthur Fultz. First Row, 1. to r.: Verne Colburn, Mr. Arthur F. Fultz, Robert Filippone, Bron, Wickum. Second Row, 1. to r.: John Gauya, John Foss, Dean Aldrich, Thomas Tarmey, Eugene Schumaker. Third Row, 1. to r. : Albert Dubois, Herbert Baker, Salvatore Bartolotti, Edward Lantini. CoHsemtory Club President Vice Presidents Treasurer Assistant Treasurer ' Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Editor Blossom Lam Zecha Susan Lovegrove Donna Murin Georgianna Berry Mari-Lue Alvarado Grace Urrico Regina Bartolomucci Myrna Welch. Blossom Lam Zecha The aim of New England Conservatory Club is to promote friendliness among women students, all of whom are eligible to join. Friendliness, however, is not our only aim, for we also strive to encourage musical performance within our club. Our 1956-57 program included two " open houses " , installation and initiation din- ners, a Christmas supper, and several cookie sales, the proceeds of which constitute our scholarship fund. This year ' s scholarship of $100.00 was awarded to Blossom Lam Zecha. This year Conservatory Club will present a spring concert in which all members will have an opportunity to perform. SlsoH Club The Elson Club was founded in memory of Louis C. Elson, noted musicologist and teacher at the Conservatory. The members of the club are women students at the Con- servatory who believe firmly in the club ' s motto, " What is music but life itself? " Each year the club gives a scholarship to one of its members. We began the year with the project of redecorating our room. The furniture has been black and a couch cover and curtains of bright red added the finishing touches. Soon after this on December 3, 1957, we initiated a new member, Florence Burke. Besides having bowling, theater, Christmas and roller skating parties, the Elson Club holds four cookie sales a year and is planning a spring concert to be held in Recital Hall. Back Row: Florence Burke, Helen Hunt, Kirsten Albro, Marilyn Allen, Cathy Sanderson. Front Row: Marge Eaton, Miss Virginia Klotzel, Advisor, Norma Potter, Kay Gibson. M s c SducatioH J atloml CoHfcmce President Vice President Secretary Dean Aldrich Joan Coleman Nancy Ducette Dean Aldrich The purpose of the Music Education National Conference student chapter is to pro- vide the opportunity for students to become acquainted with leaders in Music Education and to develop a practical and realistic concept of the profession through participation in division and national organizations. We have one of the biggest memberships ever at N.E.C. this year, with almost every music education student being enrolled. Last year, twenty-three of our members went to Atlantic City to attend the Eastern division con ference. Our biggest plan for next semester is providing entertainment for the Massa- chusetts Education Association Convention which will take place in Springfield in March. Mt sk Zkmpy Club The Music Therapy Club was organized last year for Music Therapy majors and any other students who might be interested in this field. The purpose of the club is to pro- vide for a pooling of knowledge and experience which may be of practical use to the club members. Our program for this year includes lectures given by people who are working in vari- ous hospitals and institutions, film presentations, and visits to nearby hospitals. We are also in the process of gatliering books, pamphlets, and other materials to be placed in our library for the use of future music therapy students. Another of our regular club activities is the presentation of reports by students who are now in clinical training at one of the two approved local institutions. These reports of interviews with patients are discussed and suggestions are offered by Mr. Fultz, our faculty advisor and by other club members. J ewman Club Mary Lillianthal The New England Conservatory of Music Newman Club has a tradition of projects to its credit over the past years. As one of the fifty-three clubs in the Boston Province of the National Newman Club Federation, it provides music and choral services for many of the Province activities such as Benediction, the Living Rosary and the annual Province Convention. On the local level, the Club conducts meetings twice a month, held in Room 210, and invites lecturers. One of the highlights of the present year was a lecture on Christian Art by Miss Lottie Lenn of the Conservatory faculty. Also successful was the Holiday Concert given by members of the Club which took place at the new Paulist Aud- itorium on Park Street, Sunday, December 8. Two Days of Recollection held at the New- man Club Center, Gainsborough and St. Stephen Streets, were conducted by the Club ' s chaplain, Reverend Edwin Butler Kron, C.S.P. The Club was also host to one of the Open House receptions held every Sunday evening at St. Ann ' s Hall for students in the Fen- way area. The Province Convention at Harvard University this spring will again find the N.E.C. Newman Club members providing the choral and musical program, rounding out an active and satisfying year. NEWMAN CLUB Back Row: Claire Durand, Ann Lee, Pat Holmes, Grace Urrico, Terry Yaomada. Front Row: Jean Pracher, Eileen Paco, Mary Lillianthal, Pat Capone, Regina Bartolomucci. Actmties It is hoped that we may here in this section cover the various and many social and musical events that are a very important part of any year at the New England Conserva- tory of Music, and that we are not able to bring into any other section of the yearbook. Since any yearbook should at least in part be a symbol of what the school is and does, this yearbook would certainly be incomplete without this section. Considering the actual printing time of this or any yearbook, we shall start this section with last spring ' s activities. First on the agenda here is the history making event of the first tour of the New England Conservatory Chorus. This tour carried us through Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and western Massachusetts. It would be an understatement to say that the tour was merely successful, for it certainly succeeded in more ways than one, far beyond anyone ' s wildest expectations. The welcomes we received were most gratifying to say the least. We were not at all disappointed by the activi- ties which followed the welcome depicted on your right. At this particular place we were certainly shown a good time in a fine and extremely hospitable small town man- ner. For the duration of our stay here we were all treated as the highest of royalty. This treatment was not the exception, for we were certainly treated in a like manner wherever we stopped to display our wares. One of the most interesting and amusing sidelights of the entire trip were the spon- taneous outbursts of Ronnie Vieira as he imitated several of the characteristic baton techniques of Dr. Charles Munch. If you ' ve never seen this demonstration before, you certainly ought to ask the young man shown at your left to give a demonstra- tion of this really marvelous imitation. At your left you see Ronnie Vieira with the famous scarf, glasses, and slightly hunched seating position depicting one of the most famous characteristics of Doctor Munch, " Viz me. " Believe me, this is the most accurate characterization of Doctor Munch that you ever might see, and it certainly gave the waiting moments of a chorus on tour a big lift. One of the most outstanding events of any spring at the conservatory is of course the Strauss Ball. Last year ' s Strauss Ball was a huge success, taking place at the Sherry Biltmore Hotel. At your right you •see a picture of several couples dancing to the music of Ken Wen- hing and his band who provided the music for this annual affair. One of the most exciting moments of any Strauss Ball is the voting for and the crowning of the queen as she is presented to the gathering with her beautiful court. This year was no exception, for this moment was again a most captivating one. For a closer look at the queen and her court of the Strauss Ball of the spring of 1957, see below. HER MAJESTY AND HER COURT No description of a spring at the New England Conservatory of Music would be com- plete without some mention of graduation exercise. We do not think that last year ' s grad- uating class will mind our using their pictures for this year ' s yearbook to help make it complete. Below we see a scene typical of graduation exercises at N.E.C. Now let us survey the activities of the Fall at N.E.C. The fall ' s activities opened as usual with the administration dance for the Freshmen. As we go further into the Fall we find activities intensifying. Below and to the left are depicted a few of the more notable side activities. If we look carefully at this we ' ll undoubtedly see the before picture of the before and after series of Sinfonia ' s ambitious room renovation. Also in this pic- ture you will note a couple of snap shots of activities of the Sophomore sponsored dance given in honor of the Freshmen and known as the Flu Flip. The reason for this most un- usual name was of course the many cancel- lations of this dance caused by the Asiatic Flu. If you look into the middle of this scramble you might very well spot a pic- ture of the chorus preparing for it ' s annual Christmas concert. Take a look to your right and you ' ll see a picture of the freak show and other events of a niost ambitious undertaking by the Pan-Hellenic Associa- tion in cooperation with the two fraterni- ties known simply as the carnival. We might say this was a rather successful event. Another very important part of the Fall program is the Snow Ball. This dance is held in Brown Hall with the Pop Band providing the music. Below appears a picture of several dancing couples and the decorated hall. At this winter counterpart of the Strauss Ball the crowning of the queen is again a most important and impressive c e r e - mony. Below on this page you will see a picture of this cere- mony showing Paul Gay, president of Student Council, giving a bouquet of flowers to this year ' s queen, Ver- nice VanHam. One of the outstanding events of this season was the two concerts by the chorus done with Dr. Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony O rchestra of performances of Honegger ' s Christmas Can- tata. Just about the most exciting part of all of this are the rehearsals with Dr. Munch and the Orchestra. We were very fortunate to have an alert chorus mem- ber, Bob Filippone, who took these two candid shots of Dr. Munch in rehearsal for the Honegger concert. " Un Si be mol Sil vous plait " " From Tserty-Two Chzentlemen " And so we come to the point in the year when all good year book staffs have their material in to the printer. This being the case, all else that might be written would be a rather dry non-pictorial forecast of the year ' s coming events. Since we have no place in our book provided for a class will of any sort, we should like to leave to next year ' s edi- torial staff the rest of this year ' s exciting and interesting events to be used, we hope, to b egin a bigger and better activity section for the Neume 1959. We hope you have enjoyed this little excursion through some of the interesting sidelights of the activities of our New England Conservatory of Music. In the words of the immortal bard, Walt Disney, " That ' s all folks. " HEMENWAY DRUG CO. Cor. 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