Vol. 4, No. 25
North Carolina School of the Arts
April 28, 1970
fi€C€IU€S $ 100
The N.C. Essay literary magazine.
The Artful Dodger^ has been awarded
$100.00 by the North Carolina Arts
Council to be used specifically
for maing payments to authors for
their works and for awarding cash
This is the second grant from
the North Carolina Arts Council to
the Artful Dodger. Last year, plans
were discussed for a literary maga
zine and the grant applied for.
Last spring the Dodger was awarded
$400 by the Arts Council. At
present, the magazine is not spon
sored by the school but is operated
entirely on grants and income from
The spring issue is scheduled to
be released within the next three
weeks. Mike Ferguson and Toni
Angevine are serving as co-editors.
The winter issue of the Artful
dodger is still on sale in the school
CATION _ ^
Dvorak and Stravinsky will be
featured in the regular convocation
presented by the Music Dept, this
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the audi
torium. Students will perform
Serenade for \J-indj8 by Dvorak under
the direction of Robert Listokin,
member of the Clarion Wind Quintet.
Also: on the program is Stravinsky's
Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra^
conducted by Mark Popkin with Donald
Given, student of Marjorie Mitchell,
as piano soloist. Mr. Popkin is
also a member of the Clarion Quintet
and the Music Department faculty.
NCSA T.V. SPECIAL
Auditions for the first NCSA televi
sion special will he held Sunday^
May 33 at 1:00 p.m. Place to be an
nounced. The speciati to be taped
in late May^ will be a full hoixr in
length and will be in color. If you
sing^ danc6j tell jokes or whateoer^
come to the auditionsl We want to
see acts of all sorts!
by Robert Ward, NCSA Pres
The visitation of the Evalua
tion Team of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools concluded
with a meeting with members of the
faculty and administration of the
school. In his remarks Dr. Jameson
Jones, Chairman of the team, gave
a brief summary of the members'
The dedication and seriousness
of everyone in the school in attempt
ing to realize the school's purpose
was highly praised. The severe
need for a new library building and
a theatre-concert hall was stressed.
The committee hopes that funds ,for
additional parietal and psycholog
ical counseling can be obtained.
The importance of our Founda
tion in making it possible for us
to continue our very costly edu- ■
cational program was recognized.
It was generally felt that we
were not reaping the full benefit
from having all the arts on one
campus. To many of the mendsers
of the team who came from liberal
arts colleges we seem somewhat one
sided and insular. It was suggested
that we explore every avenue to
broaden the interchange between
our various departments.
There was considerable
feeling that some of our depart
ments were understaffed and that effort
should be made to enrich certain of
our programs. The organization of
the school was considered strong in
theory, but a need for continuing
imporvement of communication was
The representatives of the
school then asked questions and ex
pressed their thanks to the Evaluation
Team for its very constructive and
The next step in the accredita
tion procedure will be the submission
of the combine reports of the Eval
uation Team to the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools, which will
then make its recommendation to the
College Delegate Assembly, at which
time accreditation will be denied
or granted. We are, of course, hope
ful that the outcome will be positive,
but there will be no way of actually
knowing, until in October when the
College Delegate Assembly of the
Southern Association meets.
A SUMMARY OF VISITATION
C HORUS TO PLAY
STU DENT VDRKS
Works by student composers
together with soloists and con
ductors will highlight a choral-
orchestra concert to be presented
at 8:15 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the
main auditorium of the North Caro
lina School of the Arts.
Gary Buchanan of Sanford and
Michael Colina of Charlotte are the
students whose works will be per
formed. Both are composition stu
dents of Dr. Louis Mennini, Dean of
the School of Music.
Buchanan will conduct the or
chestra for the performance of his
Concerto for Pianoforte and Chamber
Orchestra. Patrick Byers of Dublin,
Ga., will be soloist.
This is Buchanan's first major
work. He began it last year while
studying at the North Carolina School
of the Arts summer session in Siena,
Italy, and completed it in February.
Tow of the five parts of
Colina's "Mass" will be performed
by the orchestra and chorus with
Robert Ward, president of the School
and Pulitzer prize-winning composer,
conducting. The Kyrie and Gloria
will be the two parts performed with
Kay Lowe of Durham as soloist.
Colina, who has composed much
original music for drama productions
at the School of the Arts, planned
his "Mass" as a theater work with
actors, mime and music. He started
composing it two years ago and com
pleted it in November.
Ward will also conduct the
cantata. Sleepers^ Wake! by Bach.
Soloists will be John Cheek of
Wilmington, Marilyn Griffith of
Winston-Salem, Kay Lowe, David Perry
of Minneapolis, Minn, and Johnny
Williams of Raleigh. Continuo player
will be Margo Garrett of Raleigh.
Friday's concert will open with
Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. Philippe
Buhler, choral conductor and founding
director of the Camerata Singers at
the School of the Arts, will conduct
the orchestra and chorus.
Soloists will be Marcia Epps of
Ahoskie, Marise Ettesen of Mt. Olive,
Elizabeth Herrick of Richmond, Va.;
Victoria McFadden of Winston-Salem,
Ellen McLain of Franklin, Kay Lowe,
and Lynda Smith of Fort ltyers,FlaI ''