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Lebanon Valley College 
BULLETIN 

Vol. 14 (new series) JUNE, 1925 No. 3 

^Department 

of 

^ttusic 



PUBLISHED BY 

LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE 
ANNVILLE, PA. 



Entered as second-class matter at Annville, Pa., under the Art of August 24, 1912 




MISS RUTH ELIZABETH ENGLE, A.B. 

Director of the Conservatory of Music 



FACULTY 



GEORGE DANIEL GOSSARD, 13. D., D.D., President 
RUTH ELIZABETH ENGLE, A.B, Director 

Piano 

RUTH ELIZABETH ENGLE, A.B. 
R. PORTER CAMPBELL, Mus.B. 



Voice 

FRANK F. HA RDM AN 
EDITH FRANTZ MILLS 



Organ 
R. PORTER CAMPBELL, Mus.B. 

Violin 
HAROLD MALSH 



Harmony, Theory, Counterpoint, Composition 
and History of Music 

RUTH ELIZABETH ENGLE, A.B. 
R. PORTER CAMPBELL, Mus.B. 



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Ruth Elizabeth Engle, A.B. 

TV/I" ISS RUTH ENGLE returns to Lebanon Valley College as 
Director of the Conservatory after two years' study with 
prominent artists in New York. Her musical preparation has been 
thorough and extensive. Having completed her academic course at 
Lebanon Valley College in 1915, she resumed the study of music in 
a more specialized manner. At the end of a year's study of piano 
and harmony at Oberlin Conservatory, she entered the New England 
Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, where, for two years, she 
was a pupil of Lee Pattison. She graduated from New England 
Conservatory and then accepted the position as teacher of piano and 
theory at Lebanon Valley Conservatory. She spent two successive 
summers at Chautauqua in the study of piano with Ernest Hutcheson, 
the eminent artist and teacher. While in Chautauqua, she did en- 
semble work with members of the New York Symphony Orchestra. 

The desire for more advanced work led Miss Engle to continue 
her study in New York City with celebrated artists, such as Ernest 
Hutcheson, Francis Moore, and Frank LaForge. Graduate courses 
at Columbia University, Composition. Improvisation, and Musical 
Pedagogy under Frederick Schlieder, amply equip her for her posi- 
tion as Director of the Conservatory. 

Miss Engle has had many engagements throughout the East, 
appearing in Scranton, Pen Argyl, Greenwich, Conn., and in New 
York City. She recently gave a recital at the American Institute 
of Applied Music in New York City. 

The Musical Advance, in speaking of Miss Engle, says, "Besides 
a facile technic, she has artistic sensitiveness, good tone, breadth, 
and understanding." 

R. Porter Campbell, Mus.B. 

TV/r R. CAMPBELL began his musical career at Lebanon Valley 
College Conservatory. After obtaining his diploma in Piano- 
forte in 19.15, the diploma in Organ and the Bachelor of Music de- 
grees in 1916, he was retained on the Faculty for two years as 
teacher of piano and theory. At this point the World War inter- 
vened but in 1920 he resumed his teaching at Lebanon Valley 
College Conservatory. During the summer of 1921 he studied piano 
in New Y T ork City with Aloys Kramer and Arthur Friedheim. In 
the summer of 1923 he began his study of organ with Pietro Yon, 
the renowned Italian organist. He continued his organ study 



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throughout the year and in the summer of 1024 accompanied Mr. 
Yon on his annual visit abroad, where he lived and studied at the 
Villa Von in Italy for four months. For three years he was 
organist and choirmaster of the Seventh St. Lutheran Church, 
Lebanon, Pa., but in January, 1024, accepted the position as organist 
of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Lebanon. 

While on European tour, Mr. Campbell won favorable comment 
from the most distinguished music critics and music authorities 
of Italy; he played at St. Peter's in the Vatican, the Pontifical 
School of Sacred Music, and the Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome 
and appeared in public recital at Milan and Settimo Vittone. Since 
his return he has appeared with great success in recitals in Lebanon 
and the Eastern part of the State. 



Frank Hardman 



T EBANON VALLEY COLLEGE has been very fortunate in re- 
taining Mr. Hardman as the head of the Vocal Department. 
He graduated from Lebanon Valley College Conservatory in 1908 and 
then studied in Philadelphia with W. W. Gilebrist. In 1915 he was 
elected Director of Music at Mercersburg Academy. He resigned this 
position in 1918 to accept the Directorship of Pennsylvania College 
of Music, which position he held until his election on the Lebanon 
Valley Faculty in 1023. 

As a teacher, Mr. Hardman specializes in the Art of Tone Pro- 
duction. So successful ha c he been in this particular phase of art, 
that A. Y. Cornell, the eminent New York teacher, asked him to 
join the Summer Faculty of the Civic Master School at Winston- 
Salem, one of the well known Conservatories of the South. This 
summer he is coaching with Walter Brady and attending the Wither- 
spoon Master Classes 

Edith Frantz Mills 

/ T r HE ability of Mrs. Mills, as an artist, is well known and far 
reaching. Having graduated in voice from Lebanon Valley 
College Conservatory in 1908, she spent two years in New York City 
and four summers at Lake George studying with A. Y. Cornell. Later 
she was a pupil of Madam Omstrom-Renard. In 1912 she accepted 
the position as vocal teacher at Lebanon Valley College Con- 
servatory The past year she studied with Mine. Cahier, the world's 
greatest contralto. 

Having appeared with Anna Case and other celebrated artists, 



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Mrs. Mills has won much success by her colorful voice, charming 
personality and dramatic interpretation. In 1923 she resumed her 
teaching- at Lebanon Valley College and has been enthusiastically 
welcomed as a member of the stall of vocal teachers for the ensuing 
year. 

Harold Malsh 

IX/fR. HAROLD MALSH, a graduate of the Institute of Musical 
Art, New York City, of which Dr. Frank Damrosch is director, 
has been engaged as teacher in the Violin Department during the 
past year. Besides his studies in New r York City, Mr. Malsh taught 
at the Music and Art Institute, Mount Vernon, N. Y., for two 
years, and also gave private instruction in the metropolis. He 
is well known in Harrisburg musical circles, having appeared to 
advantage en many concert programs. His playing is marked for its 
beauty of tone, fine musical perception and superb technic. (Besides 
his regular teaching at the Studios, Mr. Malsh will also be in 
charge of the violin ensemble class which will be open to all violin 
students.) 

The aim of Lebanon Valley College Conservatory is to teach 
music historically and aesthetically as an element of liberal culture; 
to offer courses that will give a thorough and practical understanding 
of theory an .1 composition; and to train artists and teachers. 

Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees are granted by the Trustees 
of Lebanon Valley College to students who have satisfactorily com- 
pleted their course of study. 

OUTLINE OF COURSE LEADING TO A DIPLOMA 
First Year 

Piano, Organ, Singing or Violin 2 

Sight Singing and Melodic Dictation 5 

Sight Playing 1 

Elementary Harmony and Composition 2 

Appreciation of Music 2 

English 12 and 14 3 

Four hours daily practice 10 

Second Year 

Piano, Organ, Singing or Violin 2 

Sight Singing and Interval Dictation 3 

Sight Playing 1 

Harmony, Composition and Counterpoint 2 

History of Music 2 

English 26 3 

Four hours daily practice 10 



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Third Year 

Piano, Organ, Singing or Violin 2 

Sight Singing and Chord Dictation 2 

Harmony, Composition and ( /ounterpoint 2 

I 'sychology of M usic 1 

M usical Form 2 

French or German 5 

Four hours daily practice 10 

Choral Works 1 

Fourth Year 

Piano, Organ, Singing or Violin 2 

Harmony, Composition and Counterpoint 2 

Harmonic Analysis 2 

Science and Theory of Music 2 

Ensemble Playing 1 

Four hours daily practice 10 

Choral Works 1 

MUSICAL PEDAGOGY 

The value of music as an educational subject is clearly shown 
(I) by the increasing number of college students who elect music 
as their major subject, (2) by the growing tendency for high schools 
to grant credits for study to those who are pursuing music either in 
special music schools, or with private teachers. Because of this 
granting of credits, a higher degree of preparation, skill, and efficiency 
is demanded of the private teacher. 

The aim of this course is to give Juniors and Seniors practical 
teaching experience under the instruction and supervision of mem- 
bers of the Faculty. After a course of lectures and demonstrations 
by the Supervisor, the student gains actual experience in teaching 
pupils both in class and private lessons. 

Lectures will be given on all phases of piano playing. The 
instruction will be based on the most modern pedagogical and 
psychological principles. All presentation of material will be first 
made through the ear, the most spiritual sense, then the eye and 
touch. 

The chief duty of the teacher is to develop within the child a 
consciousness of music as the universal language and to lead him to 
a proper unfoldment of the impulse for self-expression. 



NORMAL CLASSES 
These classes are formed of children who possess musical ability 
A large number of young people thus acquire, at a nominal expense 



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the rudiments of a musical education, sufficient to fit them later 
to enter the regular courses of the Conservatory. 

TUITION 

Tuition fees are payable in advance unless otherwise provided. 
Rates for private lessons are determined by the classification of the 
pupil and the rates charged by the different professors. 

The rates per semester, two lessons per week, range from $34.00 
to $50.00, and one lesson per week, from $17.00 to $25.00. 

CLASS LESSONS 

Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition $18.00 

Harmonic Analysis 18.00 

Musical Form 18.00 

Sight Singing 18.00 

History of Music 18.00 

Sight Playing 18.00 

Normal Methods 18.00 

Psychology of Music 18.00 

ENROLLMENT 

A student is not permitted to enroll for a shorter period than one 
full semester, or the unexpired portion thereof, thus the instructor's 
time is engaged by each student for that period. 

No reduction is made for absence from recitations except in case 
of illness extending beyond a period of two weeks, in which case 
the loss is shared equally by the College and student. No reduction 
is made for late registration unless at least one-fourth of the semester 
has elapsed. 

RECITALS 

Faculty and Student Recitals will be given at stated times 
throughout the year. The recitals are of great value to the student 
in acquainting him with repertoire, in developing musical taste, and 
in giving young musicians poise and experience in appearing before 
an audience. 

PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC 

The course for Supervisors of Public School Music offered at 
Lebanon Valley Conservatory will be the same course as outlined 
by the State Education Department at Harrisburg. 

The tuition for the Supervisor's Course will be $225 per year, and 
will include all Theoretical work, one Piano and one Voice lesson 
per week and two hours practice daily. 



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STANDARD COURSE FOR SUPERVISORS OF MUSIC 
Entrance Requirements 

Requirements for admission to the supervisor's course include 
the following: 

The possession of an acceptable singing- voice and of a fairly quick 
sense of tone and rhythm. 

Ability to sing at sight hymn and folk times with a fair degree 
of accuracy and facility. 

A general academic education, representing a four-year high school 
course or its equivalent, including the ability to speak, write and 
spell the English language acceptably. 

Advanced credit granted at entrance is based upon attainment and 
is determined by the results of the classification tests given at 
entrance. 



First Year 



First Semester 

Elementary Theory 

Sight Reading 

English 

Dictation 

Chorus 

Voice 

Piano 



period; 



Second Semester 

Elementary Harmony 

Dictation 

Sight Reading 

English 

Oral Expression 

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Voice 

Piano 



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3 hours credit 



1 

1 

1 

3 hours credit 

3 

3 



Second Year 

First Semester 

Harmony and Melody 

Melodic Dictation 

Sight Reading 

Material and Methods (Grades 1-6).. 

Violin Class 

General Methods and Sch. Management 

Chorus 

Voice 

Piano 



period: 



3 hours credit 



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Second Semester 

Harmony and Melody 3 periods 3 

Keyboard Harmony 3 3 

Sight Reading 3 " 3 

Material and Methods (Jr. High Sch.) 3 " 3 

Violin Class 3 3 

Psychology and Child Study 3 " 3 

Chorus 2 " 1 

Voice 1 " 1 

Piano 1 " 1 

Third Year 
First Semester 

Advanced Harmony and Melody 3 periods 3 

History of Music and Appreciation. ... 2 " 2 

Practice Teaching 5 5 

Music Appreciation in Grades 1 1 

High School Material and Methods. ... 3 " 3 

Orchestra & Band Materials & Methods 4 " 4 

Community Music 1 1 

Chorus 2 " 1 

Voice 1 " 1 

Piano 1 " 1 

Orchestra 3 1 ] 

Second Semester 

History of Music and Appreciation. ... 2 periods 2 

Orchestral and Choral Conducting.... 3 3 

Care and Classification of Voices H. S. 2 2 

Practice Teaching 5 5 

Games, Pageantry and Folk Dancing. .3 3 

Chorus 2 

Voice 1 

Piano 1 

Orchestra 3 

Organization and Administration 1 

History and Principles of Education.. 3 



redit 



hours credit 



hours credit 



FINAL REQUIREMENTS 
Completion of the Course includes: 

The ability to play acceptably at sight, piano accompaniments of 
song material found in standard school texts. This represents not 
less than three years' serious study of the piano. 

A sufficient knowledge of the child voice, adolescent voice and 
adult voice to deal intelligently with the vocal problems found in 
the grades and in the high school. 

The ability to sing with acceptable tone, quality and interpretation. 

The ability to play an orchestral instrument sufficiently well to 
meet the requirement to play in the orchestra one year. 




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