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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, April 24, 1924, Image 1

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THE FUTURUS ESSE EDITION-CLASS ’28 The Chowanian VOL. I. MURFREESBORO, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1924. NO. 15. STUDENTS GIVE RECFTAL IN COLLE^ AUDITORIUM Misses Parker, Weaver and and White Render Excep tionally Good Program On the evening of April 7, Misses Ella Mae Parker, pianist; Matilda Weaver, violinist; and Evelyn White, soloist, gave an exceptionally good program in the college auditorium. Miss Parker is unusually talented. Her pieces were beautifully rendered. The light brilliant pieces were played well and the heavier ones showed good technique and deep feeling. Miss Weaver played exceptionally well. She gave as an encore “Songs of India”. Miss White of Severn gave the final touch. Miss White has a full sweet voice, and gave her pieces extremely well. She quite charmed the audience. The entire program follows: Sonata F. Minor (first movement) Beethoven Bourree Bach Ella f> Parkv^r Concerto A Mini^ Accolay Matilda W^eaver Who is Sulvia? Schubert My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair Haydn Serenade (Violin Obligato) Schubert Evelyn White To Spring Butterfly Greig Ella Mae Parker Adoration Borowski Berceuse (Jocelyn) Godard Rondino Kreisler Matilda Weaver In Maytime Speaks There Is a Garden Proctor Sittin’ Thinkin’ Fisher Evelyn White Forest Sounds Dennee Doll’s Ballet Harold Morriss Ella Mae Parker Concerto D. Major (last movement) Hayden Ella Mae Parker (Orchestral parts on second piano) Miss Sarah Hughes White Music Department, The Outstanding Feature, Now Growing In Popularity Misses Latham, Lane, and Matthews Have Succeeded in Gaining Greater Fame For Their Department; Think There Is Op portunity For Making College Community Center For Those Interested In Voice RECENT CONTRIBUTION OF BOOKS TO LIBRARY Elizabeth City friends. South Mills Sunday School. Edenton friends. Hertford friends. Rev. S. F. Hudson, Shiloh church. Mrs. Irving Blanchard, Woodland, N. C. Mrs. W. M. Kennedy, Baltimore, Maryland. Mrs. F. A. Peachey, Miami, Fla. Contributions in Money Miss Mary E. Pritchard, Lewiston, N. C. Mrs. Rufus Miller, Ahoskie, N. C. Gates County W. M. U., Ahoskie, North Carolina. Gates County W. M. U., 81.50. W. F. Cale, Tyner, N. C. Mi»« Sarah Hughes White__ _-Piano Miss Mary Della Latham Voice Miss Carolina Lane_ Violin Miss Inez Matthews Piano The Music Department has always been one of the most outstanding fea tures of the college, but during the past year or two the interest and en thusiasm seems to have doubled. This is due, of course, to the excellent musical faculty which the college now has: Miss Sarah Hughes White, direc tor of piano; Miss Mary Della Lath am, voice; Miss Carolina Lane, violin; Miss Inez Matthews, piano. Miss Sarah Hughes White is not only an excellent teacher, but a rare soloist and accompanist. She was a student at Meridian School of Music, Meridian, Mississippi, for two years; Moffatt McLaurin Institute, Meridian, Mississippi, a summer ^ession; and aT the Conservat'jry of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio, for three years. Miss White is an artist in every sense of the word, and strives to bring out the very best in every pupil. Was there ever a freshman who didn’t hate scales, exercises, and Bach? Yet, on the other hand, was there ever a senior who has studied with Miss White who didn’t love them? Some of Miss White’s sound musical philoso phy is voiced in the following.” “Someone has said, ‘There is no royal road to success,’ neither for the beginner or accomplished musician. Paderewski, the greatest living pian ist, practices his scales and finger ex ercises every day for an hour or longer, going over certain passages, sometimes a hundred times before he is satisfied with it, but you may be certain when he steps out on the plat form the next day, that he is sure of that passage. I wonder how n-.any of us think of doing this? We do not take our playing seriously enough, we are too easily satisfied with our selves. This should not be. When ever we play, wherever we play, we may be sure that we are going to be criticized, and not always kindly. Music is a matter of the head, heart, and fingers, and the pupil who ne glects the daily practice on exercises, will soon fall off in technical ability. Technic may be only a means to an end, but it is the only means to that end. There must be direct communi cation between the brain and fingers. Take a cripple or lame person for in stance. He can not stand or walk firm and erect. So it is with piano playing. One can not play well on a wobbling, weak foundation. Let us all keep this in mind, for we do not want to be crippled musicians. There are, however, a good many who PREPS SHOW METTLE BY GIVING CHAPEL EXERCISES Interesting Program Shows That They Know How To “Paddle Their Own Canoe” should be in the hospital for months under the strictest, most careful treatment before they can fully re cover.’’ Miss Mary Della Latham, who is at the head of the voice department, has done graduate work at Cincinnati Conservatory and at the Stetson University, Deland, Fla., before com ing to Chowan in 1922. Since her arrival in the music faculty the en rollment in the voice department has more than doubled. Besides the col lege students, she has students from Como, Winton, Severn, and Ahoskie. Under the direction of this depart ment, also we have the chorus and glee club, which produced the Ha waiian Operetta, “The Ghost of Hilo” during the winter. The chorus is now \\'orking on “A Day in Rose Lana”C which will be presented inj Misti Latham thinks that there are great Possibilities in Chowan’s becom ing a community center of all those interested in voice, men as well as women; and that we will then be able to put on some oratories and real masterpieces. Miss Carolina Lane is a graduate of Mary Baldwin Seminary in violin and pipe organ, having won first honor medal in violin while at Mary Baldwin, she studied with Professor W. R. Schmidt. From there she went to New England Conservatory, Bos ton, and studied violin with Hariason Keller, and had special work with Chadwick Foote, Stuart Mason and Arthur McCurry. During the summer of ’21 she pursued her violin study with Eugene Gurnberg, and in the fall of 1921, came to Chowan. Not only has Miss Lane been the cause of the increased interest in the violin department, but she has caused much interest to be shown in ensemble plahing, due to the fact that she has organized an orchestra. Recent plans have been made which have united our forces with those of Boykins, Vir ginia. Miss Lane says that this is merely the starting point, and that the goal is a real symphony orchestra to be composed of the best material of Ahoskie, N. C., Boykins and Suf folk, Virginia, and Chowan. Mr. Benyunes, professor of music of Suf folk, and Miss Lane have combined forces and will give two programs. May 9 in Boykins with Miss Lane di recting, and May 12 at Chowan with Mr. Benyunes directing. Miss Inez Matthews, piano instruc tor, who graduated from Chowan in 1918 and from Peabody in 1921, stud ied with the famous Austin Conrade and Gustave Strube, conductor of the Baltimore symphony orchestra. She Watch the prep students develop! They have used for their motto, “Paddle your own canoe”. They have upheld it so firmly that today, where do they stand? Not where they did eleven years ago, reading about “Mary’s Little Lamb”, in the primer, or struggling with Geog. and the maps of the world. They have drifted over the rough waves into complicated high school land. Here they have met Latin and Geom—. With a minute’s notice they can con jugate any verb in Latin or tell the value of X in any problem. In fact they have recognized no “Waterloo.” Finally on Friday, April 11, they ren dered a very interesting program on Shakespeare and his play “Hamlet” in chapel, in the presence of the fac ulty and entire student body. The English class has been study ing Shakespeare and his works during ^;erngst.^. liey^ haJfc^ written sev’err^l papers on'^v/fia”'iluSy considered the most important points to be emphasized. These papers were prepared by the prep class as a whole, and were read by six members of the class. The program was presided over by Miss Goldie Harrell. Miss Harrell in a very interesting manner discussed the phase of work which the prep class has covered during the fall semester and traced it up to the pres ent time. The following program was well rendered: Chararteristics of Elizabethan Age Viola Askew Life of Shakespeare Moella Askew Shakespeare’s Philosophy—Ha Leary Hamlet’s Philosophy Mary Edith Cobb Shakespeare’s Humor Ethleen Vick Criticisms of Hamlet Mary Brumsey This program was unusually well presented, and the prep students cer tainly deserve credit for this splendid work in English. SPEND WEEK-END IN WINDSOR Miss Hilda Matthews spent the week-end at her home in Windsor. She was accompanied by her friends, Misses Thelma Peterson and Willia Thompson. attended summer school at Asheville in 1923, and studied with Miss Kate Laxton. She intends studying dur. ing the summer of 1924 at Chautau qua, New York. Miss liatthews teaches piano and theoretical work. She is also pianist for the orchestra. Although she has been with us for just a year, as a teacher, she is an old Chowanian, having graduated at Chowan in 1918.

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