September 20, 1968
THE Nf. ESSAY STAFF -
Co-editors iony Senter '
Music co^edltors — —— Mark Walsh
Dance editor — Sandra Williams ;
Typist — — Harold Ingram
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close their pavilions and artists to cover
their works with paper. By late summer,
however, the exhibition fully opened.
Riots and screaming in the streets also
occured at the Venice Film Festivals On
the day of the opening, a plastic bomb blew
down the door of the theater and there was
no audience that night. This, too, finally
got on its feet.
The student revolts in Italy were suc
cessful. When the students demands were
granted, everyone quieted down and there
was no more trouble.
iCSA sot;icry mvs
MRS. HUBERT HUMPHREY
TO VISIT NCSA TODAY
Over two hundred Democratic Women of
North Carolina will be tourinp NCSA today as
special guests of Mrs, Mary Semans, wife of
Dr. James H. Semans, head of the Board of
Trustees for the School of the Arts.
Among the expected guests at the school
todey are Mrs, Hubert Humphrey who will
speak at the banquet, Friday evening. With
her are her daughter and son-in-law, Mr
Mrs, C. Bruce Solomonson of Bernsville, Min
nesota. Mrs. Orville Freeman, wife of the
Secretary of Agriculture is also expected.
Mrs. Gordon Hanes and Mrs. Smith^Bagley
will be present to pour punch. Other local
guests Include Mrs. Bagley's mother, Mrs.
Nancy Reynolds; Mr. Bagley's first cousin,
Mrs. Frederick Lassiter; the former Miss
Barbara Babcock; and the president of the
Forsyth County Chapter of the Democratic Wo
men, Mrs. Howard Moser.
The group will come by buses from the
Robert E. Lee and will be greeted by six
student hosts here at the school.
Student hosts will take guests to the
theatre to observe audit-ions ^iven by ing
students for a clasi in directing. They
will also visit a ballet class and a student
orchestra rehearsal. Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Ward will join Mrs. Semans in receiving the
X)INS HARK NESS
Bruce Weavil, a former ballet dancer of
NCSA for the past three years, visited the
dance department last week. Bruce went to
the Harkness House for Ballet Arts in New
York City this summer where he has remained
as a member of the Youth Company. "It is a
very good school wbi'">> nffers a great: deal
of work, training, and perforaing’’, stated
Former dancers of NCSA who are dancing
elsewhere Include Janet Snyder, Ellen Parker
and Sara Rrummel who are in the Apprentice
Company of the Pennsylvania Ballet Company
in Philadelphia. In the Atlantic Ballet
Company, NCSA is represented by Cathy Sharp,
Mannie Rowe, Lynn Hutlln, Rusty Chambers,
Charles Kennedy and Johnny Walker.
The N.C. £ss■iv apologi?es to David
for the omission of a by-line for his .. -
cle, "Tiny Tim Welcomes You" in last ■ s
issue of the Essay
The N.C. Essay
FOR THE SAKE OF
As we begin a new school year, it is
necessary that we take stock of ourselves in
our relationships with others. The crowded
dorms make this almost compulsory.
Individuality is definitely important,
for the world would be a dull place if every
one acted alike. Each person who forced
conformity upon himself would suffer greatly
from lack of self-expression. However, to
keep peace in a community such as our school
where people are living so closely to each
other, we must take into consideration the
needs and desires of those around us.
Common sourtesies such as keeping voi
ces down and record players tuned low, so as
to allow others to study and sleep, will be
greatly appreciated by many students.
As a general rule, remember: It isn’t
necessary for one to cave what others THINK,
but it is important for one to care what ot
NEW LIBRARY BUILDING
(con*t from P. 1)
ing would give us much-needed "Instant Class
Requests were also made for a campus
planning grant, a new n^-fntenanro qhon,
enclosure of the stairs, in the main build
ing (for fire safty purposes), and funds to
remodel the present kitchen and cafeteria
once the new Student Center is completed.
The Advisory Budget Commission took no
action at its meeting here. There will be
further hearings on the capital budgets, and
when the General Assembly convenes in Jan
uary, the Commission vTill make its recommen
dations to the Assembly, the Appropriations
Act is virtually the last action of the
General Assembly, so it will probably be
June 1969 before we know what funds. If any,
have been appropriated for these capital
In the next issue of the N. C. Essay
there will be a feature article on the new
Commons Building. Consturction hopefully
will begin in the next 90 days.
Dancers to perform
IN CHARLOTTE SUNDAY
The dancers of NCSA will load up Sunday,
September 22, for a trip to Charlotte, N. C.
They will perform on an outdoor stadium,
"Screenplay", "Eine Kleine Nacht-Musik", and
"Poerae"^ Other dates set with the same pro
gram include a performance at Guilford Col
lege, October 1, and at Belmont Abby College
That's what people are going to say
when they see the ballot for the NCSA Presi-
dential election. So far the candidates are
Nixon, Humphrey and (guess who?) Pigasus the
Pig. That’s all.
Come on, people! There's got to be
some support on this campus for other candi
dates, so get those petitions out and get 38
signatures. Bring them by room 315, Men's
Dorm by noon next Wednesday.
And if you*ve tried your best and still
can't get 38 names, bring the petition b y
anyway, and we’ll se^ what we can do.
All right now. Everybody get out there
Students are reminded that Monday, Sep*
tember 30, is the last possible day to drop
a class. Any courbus dropped after this
date will be r-. ^ ■ t,.t;d on the permanent rf*
TO THE REALITIES Cf fVUSK
by Harvey Jacobson
The use of music as a carthartic agent
has long been known vy the ancient Greeks
who tied the art of music to the science of
medicine in their worship of the Olympian
god, Apollo. Thus they attributed both hea
ling properties and some kind of magical po
wer to the realm of music.
Music was also thought to have some
kind of relationship to the movements of the
"As to the philosophers, they were at
first also the scientists of whatever field
they were interested in, and so also of mU"
sic. The school of Pvthagoras in Greece, a-
bout 500 B, C. established the basic mathe
matical facts about the relation of the
"They thought that the planets circled
around the earth in harmonic intervals, even
that the planets made a peculiar celestial
music. Some advanced Pythagorean Initiates
actually heard this harmony of the spheres,
the famour Grecian Wine Aiding".
This idea of attributing magical pro-
pcrt-ies to music still exist in the thinking
of present-day man in the form of mysticism
which many believe is an intrinsic quality
inherent in the very nature of music, it
Music, if it Js to be effective, if it
is to be functional as a psychiatric agent
in the rehabilitation of the physically,
mentally, and emotionally disabled indivi=
dual, must be taken out of that frame of re
ference which attributes to it some kind of
romantic, mystical properties, inherent in
it forever and anon.
We need a new frame of reference based
on the realities of music; in this way, we
can better use music as a means of control
ling and changing behav''"'r patterns and at
titudes that tend to be self-destructive.
We must consider that music Is both an
art and a science and that every art has an
underlying science. For one to understand
the true or complete nature of music, a con-
scientiour study concerned with rhp scienti
fic explanations of how tones are produced
and why they affect the individual the way
they do, is of extreme necessity.
One who professes to be trained in the
area of functional music, should have a
working knowledge of both the physical and
psychological limitations of the art based
1) a study of acustics (the physical
properties of sound)
2) a study of the psychology of music
and its influence on human behavoir,
3) a study of the physiological system
of the human body.
4) a study in the variour areas of psy
chology; dealing with the child, abnor
mal behavoir, and exceptionality In the
child and adult,
5) a study of the social sciences should
^Iso be included.
With such an armamentarium as this, the
therapist is well equipped to carry out his
function as rehabilitation therapist using
music to influence behavoir patterns and to
help cause a change in those emotional con=
ddtions which our society describes as "pa^
VlOl.IST JOINS FACULTY
('coa't from p, 1)
becatce iai.erested in a career as a profes-
sionai musician during th Second World War
xn which he become friends with an Italian
Concert Violinist who was a prisoner of the
Allied Powers, The New York Post once ran a
f •‘•.ure article on tlTl'5~"r"T~77
of Mr. Simcnel'a life.