February 17, 1967
The N.C. Essay
This is a letter requesting a
performance of Mr. Duncan Noble's
work oh l6th century court dances.
Modern dancers Lee Harper, Manny
Row, Georgianna Holmes, Rusty Cham
bers, Ellen Baxter, and John Walker
performed it several weeks ago in
At that time, there was a hes
itancy demonstrated when a possible
performance before the student body
was suggested. The feeling was that
students might not be interested.
This introduces the topic of
student recitals. They primarily ,
Seem designed for the music student
and his development of performance
technique. This is both commendable
and necessary. Perhaps the notice
able lack of attendance at these
student recitals could be remedied
by injecting, occasionally, a program
from one of the other disciplines.
The Christmas program which was a
union of the three departments is
Mr. Noble's choreography is
fascinating, humorous, and rich in
movement. A performance for the
school would aid in broadening
horizons and opinions.
N.C ESSAY SALLB
MR. SAMUEL W\
In the dark house of Bernarda Alba
Whose are the foot steps sounding in
Whose are the eyes that watch from
What are the names the hidden voices
What is the secret of Bernarda Alba?
What is the black fire burning in
Why do the village people say about
Hate so wrapped in evil never dies.
Shed no tears for the house of Bei^'..ri,
There's no one in that dark house left
They say the evil of Bernarda Alba
Will sleep with her forever in her
grave. . .-.-v
Happiness is discovering the black
hair in your mashed potatoes before
starting to eat.
has been sueee
It has^een suggested that I
write a column as a form of egotis
tical exhibitionism. I would like
to answer these unfair charges. News
paper work carries course credit. I
don’t do this work out of selfish
egotism. I do it out of selfish
Pretty spoh*, N.C.S.A. will
have to hiree some ,,more solfege
students to even ufi' the sides.
•k -it -k
People complain about my
alleged negativism-Dr. Hardy and
his movies spent overmen hour
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PROFESOR OF PIANO,
Mr. Wade was born in Cleveland,
Ohio, and attended high school and
college there. While in high school
he maintained an extremely high ac
ademic average and in a class of six
hundred was ranked second. During
high school he was editor of his year
book, and was one of twenty-five stu
dents selected to participate in the
Berg Seminar, where students work di
rectly with top NASA officials.
At the Cleveland Institute of
Music, Mr. Wade again ranked at the
top of his class. During his four
years of college he was the recipiant
of many music scholarships, and was
a student of the well known Bach per
former Arther Lesser. During his
senior year Mr. Wade was president of
the student body.
Last year Mr. Wade received a
scholarship to Yale University where
he studied with Ward Davenny.
Mr. Wade is a firm believer in
the North Carolina School of the Arts.
He feels that here students are con
stantly in contact with the perform
ing artist, and therefore are better
able to understand and cope with the
problems of a performer in today's
society. While here students receive
an unshakeable background in theory,
solfege and fundamentals which stu
dents must have before they can be
come successful performers.
We are proud to salute Mr. Sam
uel Wade for his contribution to the
growth of the North Carolina School
of the Arts.