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Conservatory " history "
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in Appreciation The 1976 Neume staff dedicates this yearbook to the following people: TDean Chester Williams ean obert DiDomenica cTVlr. cy ndrew T ' alendei: cTVIs. Gailanne Cummings whose help and encouragement have made this book possible.
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The New England Conservatory of Music was founded in 1867 by Dr. Eben Tourjee, and was incorporated in 1870 by a special act of the Massachusetts Legislature. Its first home was a few rooms in the Old Music Hall, but with its rapid growth and development the institution outgrew its limited quarters and in 1882 moved to Franklin Square House. The initiative and generosity of a distinguished trustee, Eben D. Jordan, made possible the construction of the present building designed specifically for musical training. It was occupied in 1902 and a substantial wing, added in 1928, was dedicated to the then President of the Board of Trustees, George W. Brown. Dr. Tourjee, at the beginning of the first century of the Con- servatory ' s life, like President Schuller, at the outset of the second century, was an innovator in the field of music education. He, too, stressed a broad spectrum of educational experiences for the music student of that day. His creation, the New England Conservatory of Music, became the model for all the great American conservatories that were to follow. In 1947, Harrison Keller became the first director to bear the title of president, in keeping with the new concept of a college of music. President Keller effected membership for the Conservatory in the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, ena- bling the institution to have complete accreditation. During the period of his leadership, advanced diplomas were awarded to qualified post-Masters candidates in performance, and the Conservatory Chorus was developed into an outstanding performing organization, appearing in annual performances and frequent recordings with the Boston Sympho- ny Orchestra. THE LATEST POPULAR MUSIC On the Banks of the Reservoir Fenway Two -step -ing Brookline Echo Waltz Conservatory Schottische FROMNEUME, 1906 EBEN D. JORDAN SENIOR CLASS, 1906
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