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1965 
PRESENTED BY 
THE YEARBOOK STAFF OF 




THE 

PHILADELPHIA 

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1617 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Member of National Association of Schools of Music 

Associated Schools 

Philadelphia Conservatory of Music • Philadelphia Dance Academy 












All the different branches of art receive their inspiration from the same 
root. What is -that root? I believe it is a passionately strong feeling for the poetry of 
life - for the beautiful, the mysterious, the romantic, the ecstatic- the loveliness 
of nature, the lovability of people, everything that excites us, everything that starts 
our imagination working, laughter, gaiety, "pretending" in the way that children 
do, strength, heroism, love, tenderness, every time we see - however dimly - the 
god-like that is in everyone - and want to kneel in reverence." 

LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI 

From Music for All of Us, Copyright, 
1943, by Leopold Stokowski. Published 
by Simon and Schuster, Inc. 




Dedication 



DR. JANI SZANTO 
President Emeritus 




When Jani Szanto became President-Director of the Philadelphia Musical 
Academy in 1942, he brought his vast experience and wealth of musical know- 
ledge with him from Europe. Under his foresighted administration the Academy 
achieved great prominence, receiving its accredication from the National As- 
sociation of Schools of Music. 

Born in Hungary, he received his musical education in Budapest and in 
Vienna, where he graduated. In Europe he had a rich career as concert violin- 
ist, chamber music player, and teacher, which culminated in a lifetime profes- 
sorship for violin master classes at the German State Academy of Music in 
Munich. 

The European press praised him as a "matured, spirited artist; a born great 
artist", considered "outside of Flesch perhaps the most style-perfect violinist 
of contemporary times." The Munich String Quartet, which he founded in 1919, 
was considered "one of Europe's best." 

Since his retirement from the Presidency and Directorship of the Academy, 
he has devoted his time, as head of the string department, exclusively to 
teaching chamber music. He continues to be a source of inspiration andmusic- 
al joy to all who know him. His keen wit and understanding, together with 
undying interest and deep love of music, are qualities found during lessons, 
chamber music sessions, and conversation. 

And, so, to show in some small way our appreciation and thanks, and, 
also, to express our admiration and affection, we dedicate our yearbook to our 
beloved Dr. Jani Szanto. 



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Louis John Adelizi - Phi la., Penna - 
Bach, of Music in piano - "Adelizi - 
take it easy..." A bachelor type, but 
is noted for his phenomenal geniality 
and common sense. Plans to teach in 
hi gh school. 



Richard Bew — Ph i la., Penna. — Bach, 
of Music in theory — A quiet, cool- 
headed elucidator. Helps to clear up 
problems in class. When he speaks 
its worthwhile to listen. Always 
comes through when class is at loss 
for words. 






Mary Elizabeth Bennett - Phila., Pa. 

— Bach, of Music in piano. 



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Brill 



Elizabeth Bourne - Phila., Pa. 
ch. of Music Education - One of 



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daily grilled cinnamon bun and coffee. 
She also gripes about her lack of a 
regular lunch hour. "Oh, sugarfoot! 
She digs the "Wedding March" and 
"Christmas Chopsticks." Activities: 
MENC president and chorus. 



John A. Dulik - Phila., Penna. - 
Bach, of Music in piano — Many a 
good piano has suffered injury at 
John's hands. He's a quiet, serious, 
hard working fellow, who, underneath 
all that serenity, is a real tiger when 
it comes to jazz. 





Phyllis Ann Casner - Douglassvi lie, 
Penna. - Bach, of Music Education - 
Phyll hates to get home late. 'I ve_ 
got a headache..." " Stop that tap- 
ping!" She's a dizzy daisy. Pet peev: 
Eileen. Thrives on peppermint. Acti- 
vities: Second vice-president of Delta 
Omicron and chorus. 




Janet Haines Diament 

Bach, of Music. 



Wayne, Pa. 




La Deva Davis — Phila., Penna. - 
Bach, of Music - Is one of PMA's 
hippiest dressers, wants to go on 
for her Masters, then go into show 
business as a jazz singer. Calls her- 
self a "speed demon." Favorite 
sayings: "Oh yeah!" and "Cool it! 



Frances Judith Fanelli - Upper Darby, 
Penna. — Bach, of Music in piano - 
"Diz" is PMA's own claim to fame. 
"Did you hear Horowitz? Docsr 
like steak. Activities: chorus, year- 
book co-editor in '63-'64, musical 
director of Delta Omicron, and secre- 
tary of Student Organization. 




Carolyn Hill - Phi I a., Penna. — 

Bach, of Music Education. 



Wilbert Davis Jerome - Ph i la.. Pa. - 
"Hiya, baby!" Always there when 
you least expect it. Famous puns and 
witty anecdotes. "But Doctor (PEP), 
who needs it?" Jerry holds up his 
end of orchestra and the woodwind 
ensemble. Intends to do graduate 
study in musicology. 





Sheldon Benjamin Kohan — Phila., 
Penna. — Bach, of Music Education 
— Claims its either school or the 
army. Majors in "draft dodging." He's 
a very studious student, and seems 
to get along with everybody. Likes to 
say Frick 'n Frat to Sister Peter. 



Robert W. Jones - Phila., Penna. - 
Bach, of Music in organ. 




George J. Latella - Phila., Penna. - 
Bach, of Music Education — Mr. 
"Common Sense" is never on time 
for class, but always manages to ask 
the best and most entertaining ques- 
tions. He's got a terrific personality 
with girls but he insists that it's 
PMA that drove him to Marriage. 



Yeh Kung Wu Lii — Phila., Penna. — 
Bach, of Music in piano - A devoted 
full-tim:' housewife and mother. Is a 
fury at the piano. Enjoys good beef, 
especially steak. No chop suey for 
Lii. "Oh, my goodness!" is her 
favorite exclamation. Activities: two- 
piano ensemble. 





Eileen Anna Loughrey - Havertown, 
Penna. - Bach, of Music Education - 
Always seen with Phyll.She'sa smart 
senior because she did her student 
teaching during the first semester. 
Activities: chorus, Delta Omicron. 




Julian David Meyer - Phi la . , Penna. 
- Bach, of Music in violin — Hates 
people who are late for rehearsals. 
Doesn't care much for steak either. 
(His joke.) Admits he practices too 
much. Activities: orchestra, string 
quartet. 



Barbara Mager Mylett — Phi la., Penna. 
- Bach, of Music — "I love people." 
Known as "Smiley Mylett. Favorite 
sayings: "Dahling"and "Oh, Honey." 
Activities: student organization mem- 
ber, Delta Omicron, part-time cheer- 
leader. 





Sister Peter - Phi la., Penna. - Bach, 
of Music in composition - Sister 
Peter is the 500 pound, fig newton- 
terror of physics class. When you 
hear: "Hey, did you hear the one 
about...?" you know it's Sister Peter. 




Carol Pownall - Ph i la . , Penna. - 
Bach, of Music in piano — Quite a 
gourmet, Carol loves to eat. "That 
includes "anything gooey. Although 
she's a procrastinator, Carol hates 
inefficiency. Her favorite way to 
begin a discussion is by saying 
"Well, frankly." Activities: Delta 
Omicron, and Student Senate. 



Jeanette Wilson - Phi la., Penna. - 
Bach, of Music in piano — Girl on the 
go. Gigi is aggravated by lateness 
and canceled early morning classes. 
Acoustics, however, is a big excep- 
tion. Favorite saying: "This is a 
riot. 





Kenneth Jay Wolfson - Ph i la., Penna. 
- Bach. of Music - Ken also believes 
school drove him to marriage. He s 
the defender of his rights, and is 
always pleasantly cool—even in his 
mustache. Activities: Student Senate, 
woodwind ensemble, and orchestra. 



Sen or s in action: 







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Martha Brons - Haddonfield, New 
Jersey - Master of Music. 



Cameron N. Ramsay - Phi la., Penna. 
— Master of Music. 



Vincent James Marinelli - Wilming- 
ton, Delaware— Master of Music. 



Richard Csomay - Pensauken, New 

Jersey - Doctor of Music. 

Michael Giamo - Norristown, Penna. 

— Doctor of Music. 

Edwin Heilakka - Hatboro, Penna. - 

Doctor of Music. 

Peter Lamanna - Ph i la., Penna. - 

Doctor of Music. 

Wallace Stephen - Warminster, Penna. 

- Doctor of Music. 



T ide graduates in action: 






Brass 




Absentees: David Curry, 
Sheldon Ginsberg, Harris 
Del Vishio. 



First Row: Robert Ficoturo, Michael DiCicco, Robert Stewart. Second Rov 
Steve Weiner, Evan Solot, Howard Smoyer. 



Dance 




MOTHER GOOSE ON PARADE, a ful I length ballet choreographed by Nadia Chilkovsky, 
featuring Dance Majors Dianne Bullock (2nd from left) as Neighbor Lady, Marilyn 
Schneider (standing on bridge) in the feature role of Mother Goose, and Gary Celain 
(seated on bridge) in the role of Yankee Doodle. Photo credit - Nicholas Nahumck. 

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French Horn 




Richard Gardner, Candy Bliss, Townsend Wentz. 



Organ 



Absentees : Jane Batchelder, 
William Doyle, Ronald Stal- 
ford, Roland Sheperd, Ronald 
Rothermel. 




First Row: Jerry Wright, Cecelia Merritt, Lois Geurin, Howard Martin, Willi 
Smith. Second Row: Karl Toth, Dennis Elwell, Gainor Shoemaker. 



Piano 



Absentees: James Amadie, Diane Bew, 
Bennett Browne, Astrida Brunaus, Ray- 
mond Costanzo, Martha Dobkin, Helen 
Esposito, Herbert Heffner, Stanley John- 
son, Virginia Kreszwick, Lawrence 
Lacovara, Madalyn Okolowski, Caroline 
Sutkus, James Tuturice, Anita Yeich. 




Percussion 



First Row: Elsie Lewis, Mary Henkel, Norma Weintraub, Barbara Ray, 
Carole Smythe, Theresa Shepanski, Carol Sexton, Maria Simion. Second 
Row: Russell Meyer, Taylor Redden, William Parker, Henry Mamet, 
Edward Kalehoff, Theodore Didden, Paul Haines. 




Absentees: Raymond Bruckno, Lc 
Hines, James Paxson, James Valeri 



Vincent Pierisante, Fr 
,, Bob Ludwick. 



Oltman. Second Row: Ted 



Strings 




Absentees: Roy Lightfoot, Theodore 
Procaccini, Carole Reitenbaugh. 



First Row: Francine Hopman, Mary Mullison, Nancy Shear, Carole Rietenbaugh, 
Carol Redfield. Second Row: Janet McCabe, Joyce Irons, Fredrika Motz, 
Theresa Vi Hani. Third row: Kenneth Dockray, Igor Swezc, James Scarpa.. Wi I liam 
Moorehouse. 

Theory and Composition 



Absentees: Anthony DeCarolis, 
Richard Furiato,James Gug I ielmo, 
Howard Lipman, Ira Tucker, 
Joseph Zaccone. 




First Row: Vincent Trombetta, Manford Abramhamson, Paul Comb, Jack Heller 
Edward Etkms. Second Row: Evan Solot, Allan Halber, Pete Nocella, Henr 
Vorlack. 



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Absentees: Linda Adams, B 
Currington, Catherine Dere 
Ellen Dunmore,. Alice Eyler, 
Bonita Glenn, Maria Murrowany, 
Euginia Turianska, Bart 

Vaughn. 



First Row: Mary Ann Gallas, Florence Zuivar, Irmeen Rosenberg, Asciola 
Davis, Bonita Glenn, Shelia Weinstein. Second Row: Barbara Kavolowski, 
Barbara Youngblood, Andrew Foster, Theresa Lynch, Michael Freeman. 



Wo odwinds 



Absentees: Gary Anderson, Tay- 
lor Bell, Margaret Bloch, Charles 
Elliot, Martin Fumo, Richard 
Gigliotti, Edward Golaszewski, 
Jay Magidman, Michael Pedicin, 
Paulette Rush. 




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First Row: Kenneth Wolfson, Ellen Rettew, Henrietta Mustokoff, James Fay, 
Mike Pedicin, Brian Riffert. Second Row: Vincent Trombetta, Jay Hassan, 
Kenneth Weiner, Steve Wilensky. Third Row: Walter DunlaD, Nickolas, Cazzissi, 
Dimitri Kauriga, William Turner. 

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Faculty 



"lied Music 

David Arben-violin 

Kenneth Amada-piano 

Joseph Arcaro-piano 

Edward Arian-double bass 

Winifred Atkinson-piano 

Doris Bawden-piano 

William Bless-violin 

Michael Bookspan-percussion 

Mignon Bozorth — piano 

Vincent Bredice-classical guitar 

Robert Browne-organ 

Mary Ann Castaldo-harp 

Wayne Conaway— voice 

Henry C. Cook — organ and piano 

Frank Costanzp— violin 

Richard Csomay-c larinet 

Nicholas De Colli bus— vi o I in 

Ferdinand Del Negro-bassoon 

Caroline Diller Dengler— voice 

Allison R. Drake-head of applied music 

Sara Jane Drake — piano 

Lilburn Dunlap — piano 

Robert Elmore-head of organ dept. 

Ward Fearn — French horn 

Lilajane Frascarelli-strings 

Charles Gangemi-piano 

Paul Ganser— piano 

Margaret Garwood-piano 

Richard Genovese— trombone 

Joseph Gigliotti— clarinet 

Robert S. Harper-trombone 

Marion Bradley Harvey-voice 

Dorothy Hawkesworth-organ 

Elsa Hilger-head of cell dept. 
Natalie Hinderas-piano 

Glen Jansen-French horn 

Gilbert Johnson— trumpet 

Maurice Kaplow-head of Orchestra Dept. 
instructor in conducting and viola 

Florenza Decimo Levengood — piano 

David Lodge — piano 

Florence Manning— voice 

Anthony Marchione-trumpet 

Clarence Mayer-French horn 

Charles McCabe-violin 

Guido Mecoli-clarinet 

Edith Ulmer Mi leham-piano 

Leonard Mogill— viola 

Donald Montanaro-head of clarinet dept. 

J. Earl Ness — organ 

Adele Newfield— voice 

Jacob C. Neupauer-accordion 

Temple Painter-harpsichord 

Murray W. Panitz-head of flute dept. 

Harold Parker-voice 

Clement C. Petri I lo-piano 

Edna Phillips-head of harp dept. 

Claire Polin-flute 

Evelyn Christman Quick-piano 

Lewis Raho— oboe 




Mr. Petri llo 




Dr. Chittum 




Mr. Drake 



Faculty 



Applied Music 

Wayne Raper — head of oboe dept. 

Deborah Reeder-cello 

Newell Robinson-organ 

Toby Rotman-flute 

George D. Rowe-clarinet 

Frederick Roye — organ 

Antin Rudnytsky— piano 

Carol Schoen-piano 

Herbert E. Siegel-piano and organ 

Maria Sokil— voice 

Susan Starr — piano 

Jani Szanto-head of string dept. 

Abe Torchinsky— tuba 

Francis Welsh-piano 




Dr . Szanto 



Music Theory 

Joseph Castaldo— Theory and Literature, 

Composition 
Donald Chittum-Theory and Literature, Ear 

Training 
Lilburn Dunlap— Ear Training 
Mildred Parker-Music History 
Clement C. Petri I lo — Ear Training 
Claire Polin— Composition 
Evelyn Christman Quick-Music History 
Herbert Siegel-Theory 
Robert Suderburg-Theory and Literature, 

Composition 



Education 

Bruce C. Beach — Band and Orchestra Lab 
Donald Chittum-Theory Pedagogy 
Henry C. Cook — Liturgical Literature 
Richard Csomay— Woodwind Methods 
Natalie Hinderas-Piano Pedagogy 
Carlton Lake-Choral Conducting 
Harold Parker — Techn ique of Voice, Voice 

Pedagogy 
Jani Szanto-Violin Pedagogy 
Dorothy Weir-Elementary and Secondary School 

Methods, Student Teaching 




Mrs. Drake 



General Studies 

Harold Bernhardt-Biology 

Joseph Butterweck— Society and Education 

Oscar Corn — Kinesiology 

Patricia Cruser-English 

Anthony J. D'Angelo-Economics and Political 

Science 
Albert Fontrier-French 

Richard Hoge-English, Psychology, Sociology 
Charles R. Kent-American History 
Abe Pepinsky-Psychology, General Physical 

Science, Acoustics, Aesthetics, Anthropology 
Claire Polin— A I lied Arts 
Thomas Cooper Tatman — Ita I ian and German 




Mr . Monantaro 



L orary 



It has been said that a man's library is a mirror to his 
mind. More and more it is being proven that a school s 
library is a mirror to that institution's value to its students. 
In fact, the condition of a school library has become a major 
factor in the final success or failure of a college to become 
accreditted. 

During the past four years, at a cost of over $42,000, 
library facilities at PMA have tripled in space and acquisi- 
tions. New books, requested by teachers and students, en- 
larged the collection to the point where it now fills shelves 
covering the walls of two large rooms on the second and 
third floors of 1613 Spruce St. The room on the lower level 
houses books dealing with general subjects and the humani- 
ties. It is here that the music student may expand his know- 
ledge and interests into many diverse fields. 

The upper level room deals only with music. Books on 
a 1 1 phases of music are available for enjoyment and research. 

An entire wall is lined with phonograph recordings of 
both new releases and old historic records. Three new listen- 
ing booths, equipped with record players and tape recorders, 
are now in use. A large collection of orchestral scores are 
also available. In every way, PMA students have opportuni- 
ties for complete musical study, within the walls of the 
school. 

At PMA, the key word is PROGRESS, and we can easily 
see how much this applies to the library, for while much has 
been done, much is yet to be accomplished. There is much 
truth in these words: "The true university of today is a 
collection of books." 



Staff: 



Mr. Yashur — Head Librarian 

Mrs. Yashur — Ass istant Librari 

Lorretta Williams-Secretary 




Liberal Arts Library 




Proper use of 
library 
materials 




VI r. andMrs.Yashur 



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Chorus 




CHORUS MEMBERS 

First Row: Mr. Suderburg, Carolyn Hill, Sheila Weinstein, Florence Quivar, Mary Bennett, Linda Adams, 
Frances Fanelli, Oscela Davis, Bonita Glen, Helen Young, Mr. Cook. Second Row: Barbara Vaughn, 
Barbara Ray, La Deva Davis, Terry Shepanski, Elsie Lewis, Barbara Mylet, Barbara Youngblood, Barbara 
Kowaleski, Ellen Dunmore, Michael Freeman. Third Row: Virginia Kreszwick, Anita Yeich, Eileen Cohen, 
Ronald Rothermel, Manford Abrahamson, Henry Varlack, Ted Didden, Alexander Ragsdale, Alice Eyler, 
Gai-ner Shoemaker. Fourth Row: Barry Currington, Ira Tucker, Fred Brown, Howard Martin, Edward Kalehoff, 
Chuck Elliot, Jack Heller, Raymond Costanzo, Dimitri Kauriga, Mary Bourne. 



CHORUS CONCERTS 

October 7, 1964 Convention Hall 

December 6, 1964 .... Grace Lutheran Church, 

Broomall 
December 10, 1964 First Baptist Church. 

Phi ladelphia 

February 13, 1965 Cheltenham, Penna. 

March 18, 1965 . . . Germantown Friends School 
March 21, 1965 First Baptist Church, 

Phi ladelphia 
April 8, 1965 Fleisher Auditorium, 

Phi ladelphia 
April 25, 1965 St. Paul's Church, 

Ardmore, Pa. 
May 13, 1965 Fleisher Auditorium, 

Phi ladelphia 



MAJOR WORKS PERFORMED 

The Passion According to St. Mathew . . . 

J. S. Bach 

Mass in E Minor Bruckner 

The Betrayal Kraehenbuehl 

In Hora Ultima Orlando deLasso 

A Christmas History Schutz 

Mass for Unaccompanied Choir Suderburg 




Mr. Robert Suderburg, Director 




They possess far more vitality than H Swingle 
Singers, they sound almost as good as .rmon 

Tabernacle Choir, and their direction is equal to that 
received by the Robert Shaw Chorale. Who might I 
illustrious people be? None other than the talented 
Performance Chorus of PMA' of course. 

This year, under the expert direction of Mr. Robert 
Suderburg and his assistant director, Mr. Henry Cook, 
the forty-three selected voices of this group have 
attained a degree of excellence never before exhibited 
in the history of the chorus. An even blend of trained 
voices has been achieved which produces a full, vi- 
brant sound. capable of retaining its quality from the 
softest pianissimo to the most earth-shaking triple 
forte. 

Mr. Suderburg selected material for the chorus to 
perform which demands a display of versatility, and 
this small but efficient group was equal to the chal- 
lenge. The works successfully sung in public include 
two Philadelphia firsts and a number of different, 
rarely heard classics. Having performed twenty-three 
times this year, PMA's ambassadors have achieved 
the status of troubadors, and they re all ready to go 
on tour. The pleasing response that the chorus has 
made to the training given them proves that they 
possess much potential. Excellence brings fame, and 
the Academy's hopes are high. 



.saltus, jocus, cantus. 




Mr. Henry Cook, Assistant Director 




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chestra 




ORCHESTRA MEMBERS 

VIOLINS: Julian Meyer, Igor Szwec, Ken Dockray, 
Janet McCabe, Gela Hopman, Mary Mullison. 

VIOLA: Peter Nocella 

CELLO: Martha Brons, Carol Reitenbaugh, Carole 
Redfield, Rtcki Motz, Theresa Villani, Joyce 
Irons, Nancy Shear. 

FRENCH HORN: Townsend Wentz, Richard Gardiner, 
Candy Bliss. 

BASSOON: Kenneth Wolfson, Brian Riffert, Henrietta 
Mustokoff. 



FLUTE: Jay Magidman, Stephen Wilensky, 
Kaurig.a, Ellen Rettew, William Turner. 

OBOE: Margaret Bloch, Gary Anderson 

CLARINETS: Nicholas Cassizzi, Kenneth 
James Fay, Jay Hasson, Allen Halber. 

TRUMPET: David Curry, Robert Ficoturo. 

TROMBONE: Sheldon Ginsberg, Norris Kinit 

TUBA: Jonathon Dornblum. 



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PERCUSSION: 
Ludwia. V 



James Valerio, 
icent Piersante. 



Fred Kahn, Robert 




Mr. Allen Halber 
Assistant Conductor 



ORCHESTRA CONCERTS 

October 7, 1964 Convention Hall 

January 24, 1964 Philadelphia Museum of Art 

February 21, 1965 First Baptist Church, Philadelphia 

April 8, 1965 Fleisher Auditorium 

April 27, 1965 Bellevue Stratford Hotel 

May 13, 1965 Fleisher Auditorium, Philadelphia 

MAJOR WORKS PERFORMED 

Grosse Fube Beethoven 

Symphony No. 9 Beethoven 

Concerto in F Major Brixi 

Concerto in G Minor Poulenc 

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor Suirt-Saens 

Symphony No. 5 Schubert 

Symphony, Opus 21 Webern 





Orchestra in concert 



Maurice Kaplow, Conductor 



SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

During the past year, many different types of music echoed throughout the halls of PMA, and the most 
impressive sounds came from the PMA Symphony Orchestra. 

In an attempt to broaden the musician's repertoire and appreciation, the music played by the orchestra 
was not limited to one style or period. Instead, music ranging from the pre-classics to the avant-garde 
was represented. Also, student composers were given the thrill of hearing their own friends and colleagues 
breathe life into art they had created. 

The first concert of the orchestra was a guest appearance at Convention Hall at a civil rights program 
where an inspiring performance of the last movement of the Beethoven Symphony No. Nine was heard by 
several thousand people. 

Another recent concert was given by the orchestra and several student organists at the First Baptist 
Church. The organ-orchestra works included the Brixi, Poulenc concerti, and the Saint-Saens Symphony 
No. Three. The main concert of the 1964-65 school year will be held at the YMHA on May 13. 

The success of the ensemble was far greater than anyone, including conductor Maurice Kaplow s 
expectations. Future plans included the formation of two groups: a training orchestra that would not per- 
publicly; and a large symphony orchestra granting membership to those having a high level of playinc 
ability. An operatic performance, combining the talents of several departments in PMA, as well as cc 
certs at other colleges, is now being planned. 



Snser.bles 




Dr. Jani Szanto 



String Quartet 



Chamber music, especially; in its purest state, 
the string quartet, is regarded as the highestform 
of music. It has been said that "a quartet has a 
great soul in a small body." 

Chamber music does not become a mere vehicle 
for soloists, lending itself to the personal vanity 
of virtuosi or prima donna conductors, but in- 
stead is an ensemble requiring cooperative team- 
work, not personal displays. The members are 
not soloists and accompanists, but four equals, 
each commenting on the common subject-his 
own voice, his own character. 

The great masters created immortal works for 
string quartet. They are a great treasure-house of 
beauty, and as Bruno Walter said are the 
"simplest part of our art." 

No progressive music college could eliminate 
intensive chamber music courses from its curric- 
ulum. I am pleased to state that the Philadelphia 
Musical Academy recognizes the importance of 
chamber music and provides ample opportunities 
for its students to become acquainted with the 
wealth and beauty of chamber music literature. 
JANI SZANTO 



String Quartet Members: Julian Meyer, First vioiin; Igor 
Sweczt, Second violin; Mark Mostovy, viola; Martha Brauns, 
violoncello. 



Woodwind Ensemble 




Woodwind ensemble is one of PMA's 
largest chamber music ensembles. It is 
under the capable direction of Mr. 
Csomay. Since the literature for wood- 
wind ensemble is diverse, the size of a 
specific ensemble is dictated by the 
instrumentation of the piece to be 
studied. While performing in concert is 
eventually intended, the main pedagog- 
ical goal of the ensemble is to acquaint 
the ensemble members with a large area 
of literature. Thus, PMA's woodwind 
ensemble is a vital force in this school's 
educational life. 



The Woodwind Quintet plays "Lacheminee Du Roi 
Rene" by Milhaud. 



Woodwind Ensemble Members: Gary Anderson, Margaret Bloch, Nick 
Cassizzi, Martin Fumo, Edward Golaszenski, Henrietta Mustokoff, 
Ellen Rettew, Brian Riffert, Ken Weiner, Ted Wentz, Steve Wilensky, 
Ken Wolfson. 



Organ Seminar 




Members of Organ Seminar: William Doyle, Dennis Elwell, 
Robert Jones, Howard Martin, Cecelia Merritt, Ronald Stalford,' 
Gainor Shoemaker, Roland Shepard, William Smith, Karl Toth,' 
and Jerry Wright. 



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PMA s Organ Seminar is an important 
and integral part in an organist s educa- 
tion at the Academy. The seminar serves 
as a performance class, providing valu- 
able performing experience for the student 
organists. The seminar is a forum for 
discussion of the latest trends in church 
music and organ design. This year the 
seminar sponsored a series of lectures 
that dealt with various phases of church 
music. Mr. Wesley Day lectured on plain- 
song and boy choirs, Miss Anita Greenley 
demonstrated various techniques of im- 
provisation, and a representative of Mo I ler 
Organ Company lectured on pipe organ 
design. Another phase of the seminar s 
activities is centered around field trips. 
During the fall we made a trip down to 
the Moller factory in Hagerstown, Mary- 
land. And during June the seminar is 
going to make a three day trip to Wash- 
ington, D.C., to see some of the outstand- 
ing organ installations in that area. Dr. 
Earl Ness is the challenging instructor 
of the seminar. Under his direction the 
seminar is fulfi Ming an important need in 
an organist s education. Thus, the semi- 
nar is providing a needed atmosphere of 
challenge for PMA s organists. 



Dr. Ness 



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Officers of Omicron Rho: Ellen Dunmore, President; Carolyn Sutkus, First Vice-President; Phyllis 
Casner, Second Vice-President; Alice Eyler, Treasurer; Gainor Shoemaker. Secretary; Janet McCabe, 
Historian; Mary Eliabeth Bennett, Warden; Frances Fanelli, Director of Music; Members of Omicron 
Rho: Mary Bourne, Carolyn Hill, Joyce Irons, Elisie Lewis, Barbara Mylett, Carol Redfield, Irmeen 
Rosenburg, Paulette Rush, Sheila Weinstein, Norma Weintraub, Barbara Youngblood, Faculty Mem- 
bers: Dr. Maria Ezerman Drake, Advi sor; Dr. Claire Pol in, Mrs. Sylvia Szanto, Mrs. Margaret Garwood. 



Delta Omicron is an important extracurricular activity at 
PMA. Since the installation of the Academy's chapter early last year, 
the student body has observed a dynamic organization in action. This 
is apparent in the excellent concert series the chapter sponsored this 
year featuring members of PMA's faculty. Among the artist- teachers 
that performed were: Allison R. Drake, Margaret Garwood, and 
Sylvia Szanto. Delta Omicron is dedicated to the ideal of excellence 
is music, not only in its own members, but also in the student body at 
large. Delta Omicron is also deeply committed to the promoting of 
greater social interaction among all factions of the student body, the 
faculty, and the administration. 




Phi Mu 
Alpha 



Dr. Pep, his secretary, and Phi Mu Alpha 
their picture taken for the yearbook. 



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Officers of Phi Mu Alpha: James Fay, President; Jack Hellers, Vice-President; Walter Dunlap, 
Secretary-Treasurer; Historian, Henry Varlack; Executive Alumni Secretary, Robert Stewart, Henri 
Mamet, Warden; Chapter Members: Donald Chittum, Hendrik Drake, Walter Dunlap, Edward Etkins, 
James Fay, Allen Halber, Henri Mamet, Kenneth McDougald, Carl Mortellite, William Parker, 
Alexander Ragsdale, Howard Smoyer, William Stewart, William Turner, Henry Varlack, Kenneth 
Weiner, Stephen Wilensky. Dr. Abe Pepinsky, Advisor. 

Phi Mu Alpha is a very recent addition to the Academy's 
extracurricular activities. Phi Mu Alpha evolved at the New England 
Conservatory of Music in 1898. The fraternity is dedicated to four 
goals: the advancement of music in America, the fostering of mutual 
welfare and brotherhood among students of music, the development of 
the truest fraternal spirit among its members, and the encouragement 
of loyalty to the Alma Mater. Phi Mu Alpha promises to be a vi 
force in the Academy's musical life by sponsoring concerts and s* 
events. 



M E N C 




MENC Officers: Mary Bourne, President, Alexander Ragsdale, Vice President, Dimitri Kauriga, Sec- 
retary; Henry Mamet, Treasurer. MENC Members: Phyllis Casner, Barry Currington, La Deva Davis, 
Walter Dunlap, Ellen Dunmore, Mary Ann Gallas, Allen Halber, Carolyn Hill, Sheldon Kohan, Eileen 
Loughrey, Janet McCabe, Kenneth McDougald, Irmeen Rosenburg, Terry Shepanski, Howard Smoyer, 
Bob Stewart, Ira Tucker, William Turner, Kenneth Weiner, Shei la Weinstein, Barbara Youngblood, Ted 
Zimmerman. 



MENC is an important professional 
organization that is dedicated to the 
advancement of music education. Here 
at PMA students are the core of the 
chapter. These students are members of 
MENC because they plan to become 
teachers. MENC offers them a splendid 
opportunity to keep abreast of the latest 
events in the field of music education. 
The goals of PMA and MENC are close- 
ly correlated because each is fostering 
the training of music teachers and 
educators. Da capo strongly supports 
this fruitful collaboration between PMA 
and MENC. 



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Student Senate 



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First Row: Ted Didden, Bonita Glenn, Norma Weintraub, Gainor 
Shoemaker, Peter Nocella. Second Row: Townsend Wentz, Vincent 
Trombetta, Allen Halber, Ken Wolfson, James Fay. 



Those not shown: Carol Pownall, 
Senior representative; Ted Zimmer- 
man, Junior representative. 



With the steady e> ion of enroll- 

ment and facilities at -., an increas- 

ingly important need aro; or an active 
and responsible organize n to repre- 
sent the student body in dire: :ng inno- 
vations in all areas relevanr *udent 
activity. The administration recognized 
this need and encouraged student election 
of individuals capable of handling a 
responsibility as extensive and vita. 
this. 

On February 8, 1965, four officers 
and eight class representatives were 
elected to form the governing body of 
the Student Senate of the Philadelphia 
Musical Academy. Committees were then 
formed including non-Senate students 
who were willing to co-operate in Senate 
activities. Immediately thereafter, the 
organization's constitution and by-laws 
were completed and ratified. A long list 
of problems awaiting action were tackled 
and solved as well as possible. There 
is yet much to be done. However, the 
members of the Student Senate feel that 
some interest has been stirred among the 
students which is vitally important to 
the effective functioning of this body. 

The aims of the Student Senate rest 
upon its desire to act as an efficient 
force in- improving the well-being of 
PMA as it affects its students. Students, 
faculty, and administration are hopeful, 
and theStudent Senate, with co-operation, 
is confident in its success. 




Student Senate Members: 

President Gainer Shoemaker 

Vice President Townsend Wentz 

Secretary James Fay 

Treasurer Allen Halber 

Senior Class Representatives Carol Pownall 

Kenneth Wolfson 
Junior Class Representatives. ..Vince Trombetta 

Ted Zimmerman 
Sophomore Class Representatives.. ..Ted Didden 

Peter Nocel la 
Freshman Class Representatives. ..Bonita Glenn 

Norma Weintraub 



Gainor Shoemaker, president, has iust settled 
dispute between Student Senate members and 
making her alternative solution. 



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pecial Events 




Members of the quintet: John Dulik, piano; Vince 
Trombetta, saxophone; Armand Santorelli, drums; 
Mike Natale, trumpet; Austin Wallace, bass. 



The Field House of Villanova Uni- 
versity was the scene of another PMA 
First on the night of March 20, 1965, 
when Vince Trombetta s Jazz Quintet 
gave a performance that placed the 
Academy's name among the greats in 
jazz annals across the country. They 
played "Alfa", "Softly as in a Morning 
Sunrise", and "Kloveedsedsteene". 

In close competition with combos, 
small groups, and big bands represent- 
ing many colleges and universities of 
America, the quintet made the finals 
and placed second in the small group 
category. Additional fortune came to 
the quintet in Villanova's invitation to 
accompany its group on a summer road 
show to other universities, and in the 
State Department's request of them to 
do a tour of Africa. 

Vince and the other members of the 
quintet hope, as does the rest of the 
student body, that activities of this 
nature will be encouraged and sup- 
ported by PMA in the future. There's 
no way to predict what heights of fame 
PMA and its students will reach. 



This year PMA has sponsored a stimulating 
series of lectures. David Kraehenbuhl lectured 
on the stylistic development of modern Spanish 
music by comparing early twentieth century music 
to later mid-twentieth century music. Mr. Kraehen- 
buhl s lecture can be summarized as follows: 
Modern Spanish music is in a state of transition 
away from romantic nationalism to international 
atonalism. 




Temple Painter gave a very informative and 
satisfying lecture-recital on the history and 
design of the harpsichord. Mr. Painter's lecture 
emphasized the need and desirability of making 
the harpsichord a living instrument of the twenti- 
eth century. He advocates the use of modern ma- 
terials need for pitch stability, and he is en- 
couraging the composition of new works for the 
harpsichord. 

Lament of Elektra, by William Sydeman, was 
the subject of a lecture given by the composer 
himself. William Sydeman's piece uses theatrical 
techniques as the main devices to achieve an 
eerie feeling of mournful vengeance, and con- 
trolled chaos. Five choruses contributed to those 
effects, with the main chorus on stage and the 
smaller choruses located on the periphery of the 
auditorium. Much credit must go to the choruses 
and the conductors for doing an excellent job in 
combining all the diverse elements of Sydeman s 
difficult and imaginative work. 



Mr. Castaldo conducting the Woodwind Quintet. 



Student Concerts 




Norma Weintraub plays "Tocatta for 
Piano" by K hatchaturian. 



Elsie Lewis plays 
E" by Schubert. 



PMA's Student Concert Series has 
proved to be a highly successful venture 
because it has the support of the student 
body, the faculty and the administration. 
These concerts have given student per- 
formers needed experience in solo and 
ensemble playing. The general excel- 
lence of individual and group per- 
formances should be a matter of pride 
for the whole school. The memory of 
this year s excellent performances will 
be a model for next year s performers 
to emulate. Let us continue to en- 
courage this fine radition of excellence 
in performance, and thus make PMA 
more widely known throughout America s 
rich musical scene. 




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Allen Halber conducts "Prologue for Speaker and 
Ensemble" by Jerry Margolis 



Da capo 



Da capo is the mirror of the Academy s spirit. 
In a year of significant events, embodying 
progress, Da capo's staff has striven to improve 
the quality of the Academy's yearbook. The 
experienced staff has achieved this. In the pro- 
duction of this yearbook, everyone on the staff 
has foregone his own goals that conflicted 
against a more important goal; the creation of a 
fine yearbook. This year Da capo has centered 
its attention on student activities. The staff 
feels Da capo is a yearbook that the whole 
school can be proud of, since it embodies PMA's 
spirit of progress and challenge. 




Two happy but TIRED Co-Editc 




"Let's look at that thirty-seventh revised layout 
sheet again". 



Da capo Staff: 
Co-Editors: 

Production: 



Photographs 



Gainor Shoemaker 
Wil liam Smith 

Mary Mullison 
Ellen Rettew 
Nancy Shear 
Teresa Shepanski 
Teresa Vi Hani 
Norma Weintraub 

Dimitri Kauriga 



Faculty Contributor: Jani Szanto 



Senior Contributors: 



Frances Fanell 
Phyllis Casner 
Mary Bourne 



Advisors: 
Special thanks to Leopold Stokowski. 



Patricia Cruser 
Richard Hoge 




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