Vol. 1. No. 7
North Carolina School of the Arts
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Representatives of all the departments
will present a Christmas program for the
student body Friday morning, at 10:30 a.m.
The program, which Wcjs performed at Wake
Forest College last week, tells the story
of Christmas, but in a new way.
Students involved in the production
include: Sandra Plexico, Georgyn Geetlein,
Barbara Efland, Patricia McCaffrey, Ella
Cutts, Delia Becton, Doug Decateur, Ber
nard Thacker, Donnie Lee Litaker, Hugh
Harvey, Johnny Williams, Robert Daniel,
David Wood, McCoy Baugham, Lynn Bernhardt,
Randy Ellis, Sandra Miller, Ellen Baxter,
Ralph Rowe, John Walker, Russell Chambers,
and Bruce Weavil.
The lighting and staging were done by
Duncan Noble, Michael Weisman, and Margie
fj.C. School of the Arts students c^f-
ficially begin their Christmas vacation at
8 a.m., Saturday, December 17. Students
may sign-out only after all arts, academics,
and dormitory obligations have been met.
Those who leave before the designated time
must sign-out with Mr. Stewart.
On December 17, at 10 a.m. there will
be a general dormitory inspection. Failure
to pass the inspection will result in a
$10 service charge.
.The dormitories will officially close
at 2 p.m., December 17, and will re-open at
2 p.m., January 3. Classes will resume at
8 a.m. on January 4. High school and col
lege girls must be back at school by mid
night on January 3.
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Dr. Louis A. Mennini, Dean of Music,
has been appointed acting President of
the North Carolina School of the Arts as
announced last week by D^-. Jarrss H. Sea
mans, head of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Mennini will lead the discussion
at the Religion and Arts Seminar tomorrow
evening in the Girls' lounge at 8:30 p.m.
"Dr. Mennini has achieved a reputa
tion not only as a leading composer but
as an inspirational teacher," acclaimed
Dr. Vittorio Giannini.
"As associate professor of composi
tion and orchestration at Eastman School
of Music in Rochester, N.Y., his students
have received major awards in the field
of composition: five Ford Foundation
awards, twelve Fulbright awards, six
Benjamin awards and one Koussevitzky a-
The first composer commissioned by
the Koussevitzky Foundation to write an
opera. Dr. Mennini worked closely with
Boris Goldovsky and the opera department
of the Berkshire Music Center at Tangle-
wood, Massachusetts where Dr. Mennini
was serving as composer-in-residence.
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CHORUS TO PERFORM
The Oratorio Chorus, along with the
string orchestra, vocal, and instrumen
tal soloists, will present a Christmas
concert, Friday, December 16.
Phillipe Buhler, choral conductor
and solfeggio teacher will direct the
chorus and orchestra.
The chorus, orchestra, flutes and
organ will perform "Messe De Minuet Pour
Noel" by Marc-Antoine Chorpentier (1636-
1704). Soloists will be Barbara Efland,
soprano, Georgyn Geetlein, soprano; Ella
Cutts, alto; Bernard Thacker, tenor; Robert
Daniel, baritone; Johnny Williams, bass.
Michael Surratt will be organist.
The women's chorus will perform "A
Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten
with Patricia Pence of Salem College Music
faculty as harpist. Soloists will be
Sandra Plexico, soprano; Elizabeth Peeler,
mezzo soprano; and Barbara Efland, soprano.
MARGARET TAIT TO PRESENT STUDENT RECITAL
Margaret Tait, cellist, will present
a student recital Wednesday at 11 a.m. in
the auditorium. Included in the program
are Britten's "Sonata in C Major," Opus 65,
and Beethoven's "Sonata in A Major" Opus 69,