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1966 

PHILADELPHIA MUSICAL ACADEMY 
1613-17 Spruce Street Philadelphia, Pa. 




A WELCOME TO DEAN CUSTER 

Dr. Arthur Custer has received a warm and 
friendly welcome from both students and teachers 
as the new dean of P.M. A. From the moment he 
entered his office he has sincerely immersed 
himself in the present activities and future plans 
of the college with an enthusiasm which is far 
from being unnoticed. 

Dean Custer has behind him an extensive list 
of commendable accomplishments. After attending 
public schools in Manchester, Connecticut, he 
continued his education at Hillyer College of 
Hartford and the University of Connecticut, where 
he received his B.A. in 1949. In 1951 he received 
his M.M. at the University of Redlands and his 
Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1959. He 
studied composition with Timothy Cheney, Paul 

Pisk, Phillip Bezanson and Nadia Boulanger. He taught at Kansas Wesleyan University where he 

became chairman of the Division of Fine Arts. 

In addition to this, Dr. Custer was for three years the music consultant to the Casa Americana 
in Madrid, where he assisted in establishing a series of concerts of American music. Presently, 
he is the vice-president of the Eastern Division of the Music Teachers' National Association and 
the vice-president of the Philadelphia Composers' Forum. 

Dr. Custer has been the recipient of various awards and commissions, notably the publication 
award of the society for the Publication of American Music and commissions for works presented 
by the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the American Festival Ballet. His musical accomplish- 
ments include compositions for the ballet, orchestras, bands, chamber groups, solo instruments, 
and voice. 

After meeting Mr. Castaldo at an MENC Convention Dr. Custer said that Mr. Castaldo was so 
very enthusiastic about P.M. A. that it was "catching." When he came to Philadelphia he was 
introduced to Mr. Drake and Mr. Suderburg, both of whom further explained to him the school's 
future plans for development. From this Dr. Custer became greatly interested in the school's 
promising potential which he wanted to help mold into reality. 

When asked about the future of P.M. A., Dr. Custer replied, "We want P.M.A. to be the finest 
music college in the country." This is a challenging goal, but it can be successfully attained by 
the combined interests and efforts of the administration, faculty and student body of P.M.A. 



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JAMES AMADIE 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M., Piano 

Jimmy began studying at the age of twelve 
with a concert pianist for eight years and later 
studied Harmony and Theory. At twenty-two he 
left to go on a Jazz concert tour with the famed 
Woody Herman Orchestra and toured the country 
in 1959. When Jazz artists of national stature 
appeared in Philadelphia, they insisted on Jimmy 
Amadie. He is considered one of the finest Jazz 
pianists in Philadelphia. To quote Frank Brook- 
houser. . ."Amadie quietly continues to build 
his reputation as one of the best in the country." 




JANE BATCHELDER 

6240 Carpenter Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Organ 



IRMEEN BARSKY 

Iroquios Apartments 

47th and City Line 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Voice 



ACTIVITIES: Choir 

Delta Omicron 

Dean's list 
Irmeen is a vocal major studying to be a 
teacher. Upon graduation she would like to start 
teaching in Elementary or Junior High School. 
She also intends to continue her professional 
singing. 



DIANE M. BEW 

122 llemsley Place 

Northfield, N. J. 

B.M., Piano 

Upon graduation Diane plans to continue 
teaching privately. Diane was a member of the 
Academy choir for three years. 





LOIS CLENDENING 

2428 Spruce Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

M.M., Piano 

ACTIVITIES: Delta Omicron, Charter member 

Choir (2 years) 

Dean's list 
Lois was the recipient of the Allison R. 
Drake scholarship for two years. She gave a 
performance for the Lischetisky Foundation. Lois 
also teaches at Settlement Music School as well 
as being on the faculty of P.M.A.'s preparatory 
department. Besides this, she is on the Dean's 
list and plays as an accompanist for the college 
students. 




WALTER C. DL'NLAP 

1411 Hancock Street 

Chester, Pa. 

B.M.E., Clarinet 

ACTIVITIES: Chorus (2 years) 

Orchestra (4 years) 

Phi Mu Alpha, secretary-treasurer 
(2 years) 

Colegium musicum (1 year) 
Walter performed in numerous school activi- 
ties throughout his years at the P.M. A. He plans 
to teach in the secondary school system as well 
as begin graduate work towards a master's degree 
and eventually a doctorate in music education. 
He anticipates further clarinet study with Mr. 
George Rowe. 





CEDRIC NAGEL ELMER 

345 Douglass Street 
Reading, Pa. 
B.M.E., Piano 

Cedric attended Combs College of Music 
where he has a B.M. degree. He is director- 
instructor at the Community School of Music and 
Arts in Reading. He is also assistant conductor 
of the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra. His 
pieces "Petite Pavane" and "A Bit Mischievious" 
have been published for piano. He is the winner 
of the Paderwski scholarship and won first prize 
in the American College of Musicians Composi- 
tions. Cedric has also been secretary of BETA 
chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia for three years. 
Upon graduation, Cedric plans to obtain a position 
in the public schools and to further his study in 
piano and composition. 




JAMES S. FAY 

556 Estate Road 

Maple Shade, N. J. 

B.M., Clarinet 

ACTIVITIES: Orchestra (3 years) 

Woodwind Ensemble (3 years) 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity; 
Charter member, President 
(2 years) 
Student Senate, Secretary (2 years) 
Jim's immediate plans for the future include 
graduate work at Manhattan School of Music, 
along with part-time teaching in the Philadelphia 
public schools. Besides performing, he eventually 
hopes to obtain his Doctorate in Musicology and 
teach Clarinet and Theory in a College or 
University. 



ALICE EYLER 

2925 Morris Road 
Ardmore, Pa. 
B.M.. Voice 

ACTIVITIES: Choir (4 years) 

Secretary of Chorus Council 
Treasurer of Delta Omicron 

(4 years) 
Opera Workshop 
Yearbook Staff (1 year) 
Alice attended the Academy on a partial 
scholarship and upon graduation plans to do post 
graduate work in voice. 



MARY ANN GALLAS 

520 Park Avenue 

Reading, Pa. 

B.M.E., Piano 

ACTIVITIES: Choir 

Chamber Music 
MENC 

Mary Ann is studying to be a teacher and 
plans to accept a position at the Cynwyd School 
in Lower Merion School District in the fall. She 
will be teaching vocal music. Mary Ann also 
plans to accept the bands of marriage this 
summer. 




JAY MAGIDMAN 

300 East Eleanor Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Flute 

ACTIVITIES: Orchestra (4 years) 

New Music Group (2 years) 
Prior to attending P.M. A., Jay was a member 
of the U.S. Army Field Band for four years. During 
that tenure, Jay studied flute with Britton John- 
son. A year after leaving the service, he enrolled 
at P.M. A. studying flute and piano. Since that 
time he has done some solo work and has partici- 
pated in many school activities. Upon graduation, 
Jay plans to teach classes in instrumental music 
in the Philadelphia elementary public schools. 





JEROME N. MARGOLIS 

4045 Balvvynne Park Road 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Piano 

Jerry has also received his Bachelor of Music 
and Master of Music Degrees. He studied composi- 
tion with Vincent Persichetti and Joseph Castaldo; 
his piano instructors were Arthur Hice, Dorthea 
Persichetti and Clement Petrillo. He is the com- 
poser of some forty works. He was narrator of 
Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte" in 
Carnegie Hall. Jerry is the winner of the Board 
of Education Scholarship, is a faculty member of 
the Settlement Music School and plans a compos- 
ing-teaching career. 




JANET EILEEN McCABE 

31 West Phil-Ellena Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Violin 

Janet is a member of Delta Omicron and also 
of MENC. She has been a member of the Academy 
orchestra for all of her four years at P.M. A. 





THOMAS MOZEE 

6115 Jefferson Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
B.M.E., Clarinet 

ACTIVITIES: Academy Choir (2 years) 

Woodwind Ensemble 

Orchestra (1 year) 
Upon graduation Tom plans to teach in the 
Philadelphia School System and also to continue 
to give private instruction. 



KENNETH A. McDOUGALD 

2329 North Van Pelt Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Piano 

ACTIVITIES: MENC 

Phi Mu Alpha 
Ken intends to teach in the Philadelphia 
Public School system upon graduation. After 
teaching for a year he hopes to begin work on his 
Master's Degree in the Humanities. His ultimate 
aim is to teach General Humanities on the college 
level. 



GEORGE MYERS 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M., Voice 




ALEXANDER RAGSDALE, JR. 

1214 North 55th Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Voice 

ACTIVITIES: Vice-president of choir (1 year) 
Vice-president of MENC (1 year) 
Yearbook staff (1 year) 
During Alex's four years at P.M. A. he has 
been a member of the Academy choir and on 
occasion has been a soloist with the choir. He 
has sung with the Opera Workshop for two years, 
and has also given solo performances in schools 
and churches. Alex also sang with the Urban 
Opera Company. Upon graduation Alex hopes to 
teach in the school system and to continue work- 
ing towards his Master's Degree in Applied Music. 





WILLIAM SMITH 

515 Plush Mill Road 

Wallingford, Pa. 

B.M., Organ 

ACTIVITIES: Co-editor of the Yearbook (2 years) 
Undergraduate study for Bill was designed to 
prepare him for Graduate studies and work in the 
church. Accepted at Harpur College in Binghamton, 
N.Y., Bill plans to specialize in Historical 
Musicology and Cultural Anthropology. He hopes 
to eventually work on his Ph.D. in Ethnomusi- 
cology as well as give a limited amount of 
recitals. 




IHOR STARUCH 

523 East Thompson Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M., Theory 

Ihor studied composition with Joseph Castaldo 
and Robert Suderburg, and piano with Allison 
Drake and Anita Rudnytsky. Upon graduation Dior 
plans to go on to graduate study. 





WILLIAM D. TURNER, JR. 

1200 East Barringer Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Flute 

ACTIVITIES: Woodwind Ensemble (3 years) 

Orchestra (3 years) 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1 year) 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, 
Charter member (2 years) 

MENC (2 years) 
At the present time, the future is in a state 
of uncertainty. The Armed Services, graduate 
school or a teaching profession loom as a pos- 
sibilities for Bill's future. However, of the three 
possibilities, teaching holds first place since it 
would fulfill a sincere desire to help others 
further their education in the field of music. 



ROBERT ALVIN STEWART 

515 Chester Street 
Lancaster, Pa. 
B.M.E., Tuba 

ACTIVITIES: President of MENC (1 year) 

Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, 

Charter member (2 years) 
Football team (4 years) 
Brass Ensemble (2 years) 
Orchestra (1 year) 
Chorus (1 year) 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1 year) 
Upon graduation, Bill hopes to get a position 

teaching in the Philadelphia Public School system. 



HENRY G. VARLACK 

133 North 6'2nd Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Theory 

ACTIVITIES: Choir President 

Historian, Phi Mu Alpha 
MENC 
Henry is a theory major whose primary interest 
is conducting. He has conducted both the Academy 
choir and orchestra. Robert Suderburg, Maurice 
Kaplow, and Ward Fern are the instructors with 
whom he studied. Henry will probably teach in 
the Philadelphia schools as well as persue a 
conducting career. 




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NORA WINOKUR 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M., Dance 

Nora appeared in such LaSalle Masque pro- 
ductions as Bye Bye Birdie, and West Side Story, 
and in Music Theatre productions of Finian's 
Rainbow, Fiorello!, and The Fantasticks. She 
was a member of the Nadia Chikovsky Dance 
Company, and has appeared on the Repertoire 
Work Shop, Expression, and Camera Three tele- 
vision programs. Nora was recently seen at 
LaSalle in a mime program with world famous 
mime artist, Franz Reynders. Nora is also an 
accomplished teacher and choreographer of modern 
dance and ballet — she presently teaches at the 
Heddy Tower School of Dance and at the Somerton 
Art Center. She has choreographed local produc- 
tions of Carnival, Oliver, Flower Drum Song, and 
the off-broadway musical Cindy. As you can 
readily see, Nora has come far since her days as 
"that little girl who stole the show" in Masque 
productions. 





SHEILA WEINSTEIN 

8007 Hollis Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M.E., Piano 

ACTIVITIES: MENC (3 years) 

Delta Omicron (4 years) 
Choir (2 years) 
Shiela was a piano soloist with the Stenton 
Hills Symphony Orchestra. She also gave a pro- 
fessional performance at the Duo Music Club. 
Upon graduation, Sheila plans to travel and per- 
form and also hopes to teach in the secondary 
schools. 




JERRY L. E. WRIGHT 

209 Jackson Avenue 

Collingdale, Pa. 

B.M., Organ 

ACTIVITIES: Chorus Accompanist (2 years) 
Opera Workshop Accompanist 

(1 year) 
Accompanist for Voice students of 
Mrs. Harvey (1 year) 
Jerry has performed as organ soloist with the 
Academy orchestra as well as with the chorus. 
He was the piano accompanist for voice auditions 
at the Academy of Music and Carnegie Hall and 
was the organ accompanist at the Academy of 
Music in the opera "Faust." He has given reci- 
tals at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 
Columbia University and First Baptist Church. 
Jerry studied piano for eleven years and organ 
five years. He has been a church organist since 
he was thirteen, serving his first position for 
seven years and his present one for three years. 
Jerry's future plans include working towards a 
Master's Degree and eventually teaching on a 
college level. 



MISSING: 

MADALYN 0K0L0WSKI 

221 Irving Street 
Chester, Pa. 
B.M., Piano 

HOWARD LIPMAN 

6246 Everett Avenue 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

B.M., Theory & Composition 



TO THE GRADUATE — 1966 

Our very best wishes go with you as you persue the goal for 
which you have been preparing. You have been under the guidance 
of a very fine, devoted, and forward-looking faculty. 

Your mentors have watched your progress with vital interest 
while preparing you for the profession of your choice. It is our 
hope that in the years to come, you will aim high and you will 
feel responsible to continually increase your knowledge in music, 
the arts, education, and civic affairs, as well as to develop a 
strong personality needed for a meaningful career. 

Congratulations on your achievement so far. Let us hear from 
you, and the best of success! 



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1st Row (1. to r.): Ed Cascarella, Norman Myers, Jeff Langford, Sheldon Ginsberg. Missing: Frank Delvisho, 
Ray Dryburgh, Bob Ficturo, Richard Gardner, Harris Kivitz, Francis Keeley, Norman Kaye, Ed Kozempel, 
Richard Lerner, Domanic Matarese, Howard Smoyer, Evan Solot, Steve Weinter, Ted Wentz. 



Brass 



FACULTY 

Roger DeLillo — Trombone 

Ward Fearn — French Horn, Brass Methods 

Robert S. Harper — Trombone 

George Hosfeld — Trumpet 

Anthony Marchione — Trumpet, Brass Ensemble, Chairman of the Brass Department 

Philip Musumeci — Tuba 




1st Row (1. to r.): Bill Doyle, Gainor Shoemaker, Dennis Elwell. 2nd Row (1. to r.): Carl Toth, James 
Firestine. Missing: Joel Krott, Ronald Rothermel, Kenneth McConnell, Roland Shepherd. 



Organ 



FACULTY 

Robert Ellmore - Chairman of the Organ Department 
Herbert E. Siegel 
J. Earl Ness 




1st Row (1. to r.): Christine Ornaff, Carole Ann Carey, Suzanne Doyle, Carrisima Washington, Norma 
Weintraub. 2nd Row: (1. to r.): Russell Meyer, Terry Shepanski, Carol Showater, Ercillia Talavera, Linda 
Nettles, John Moustakas, Lenore Pietro, Sandy Pawl, Charles Antolick, Astrida Brunaus, Mary Henkel. 
Missing: Manny Abrahamson, Linda Carlson, Ray Costanzo, Ted Didden, Helen Esposito, Thomas 
Gallagher, Paul Haines, Duane Hitchings, Ronald Jerimicz, Myrma Jerome, Stanley Johnson, Dorothey Jones, 
Virginia Kreszswick, Lorenzo Lacovara, Henri Mamet, Taylor Redden, Maria Semion, Carol Sexton, 
Agnes Tomaselli. 



Piano 



FACULTY 



Joseph Arcaro 
Doris Bawden 
Allison R. Drake — Associate Chairman of 

the Piano Department 
Lilburn Dunlap — Keyboard Harmony 
Clement C. Petrillo — Associate Chairman of 

the Piano Department 
Herbert E. Siegel 
Henry Cook 



Paula Ganser 

Natalie Hinderas 

Florenza Decimo Levengood 

Genia Robinor 

Dr. Antin Rudnysky 

Carol Schoen 

Susan Starr 

Temple Painter — Harpsichord 




1st Row (1. to r.): Diane Bale, Terry Villani, Gloria Wilson, Janet McCabe. 2nd Row (1. to r.): Francine 
Hopman, Bonita Cardella, Bridget Pumpolis, Carol Redfield. 3rd Row: (1. to r.): Bill Moorehouse, Mark 
Masarek, Igor Szwec, Pete Nocella. Missing: Chip Bond, Ken Dockray, Carole Dockray, Barbara Engle, 
Gela Hopman, Ronald Gilotti, William Johnson, Al Latella, Eve Orton, Ted Procaccini, Jimmy Scarpa, 
Elizabeth Sarge, Max Fuchs. 



Strings 



FACULTY 

Dr. Jani Szanto — Violin, Chairman of the String Department 

David Arben — Violin 

Edward Arian — Double Bass 

Martha Brons — String Methods 

Frank Costanzo — Violin 

Lilajane Frascarelli — String Methods 

Elsa Helger — Cello 

Leonard Nogill — Viola 




1st Row (1. to r.): Martin Woltman, Henrietta Mustokoff, Ellen Rettew, Linda Bauman, Dimitri Kauriga. 
2nd Row (1. tor.): Steve Wilensky, Richard Demmon, Jeff Langford, John Rossi, Ken Weiner. Missing: Gary 
Celain, Nick Cassizzi, Taylor Bell, Charles Elliot, Richard Gigliotti, Jay Hassen, Brian Riffert. 



Wo odwinds 



Shirley Curtis — Basson 
Angelo De Matteis — Flute 
Ferdinand Del Negro — Basson 
Joseph Gigliotti — Clarinet 
Steven Hewitt — Oboe 



FACULTY 

Jerry Jerome — Oboe 
Guido Mecoli — Clarinet 
Donald Montanaro — Clarinet 
John Wummer — Flute, 

Chairman of the Woodwind Department 




1st Row (1. to r.): Pat Stasis, Josephine Monte, Dian Reed, Carole Sherman. 2nd Row (1. to r.): Patsy 
Baxter, Bonita Glenn, Pamela Ingersoll, Rodger North, Karen Meckes, Osceola Davis. Missing: Tony 
Avicolli, Alan Corona, Catherine DeRaco, Andrew Foster, Russell Leib, Maria Murowany, Tony Lupica, 
Sandt Pawl, Florence Quivar, Francis Teague, Eugenia Turianska, Barbara Vaughn. 



Voice 



FACULTY 

Harold Parker — Diction, Voice, Voice Pedagogy 

Caroline Diller Dengler 

Marion Bradley Harvey 

Florence Manning 

Adele Newfield 

Maria Sokil 




1st Row (1. to r.), Composition: Pete Nocella, Jack Heller, Mike Pedicin, Jerry Margolis. 2nd Row (1. to r.), 
Theory: Eddie Etkins, Stanley Ginsberg, Mike Taylor, Alan Halber, Cecil DuValle, Rodger North, 
Marty Fumo. Missing: Paul Combs, Anthony Modica, Louise Phillips, Ken Pyle, Ira Tucker, Mark Zarr, 
Evan Solot. 



Theory and Composition 



FACULTY 

Joseph Castaldo — Chairman of the Theory and Composition Department 

Arthur Custer — Theory 

Lilburn Dunlap — Theory 

Dr. Donald Chittum — Associate Chairman of the Theory and Composition Department 

Mildred Parker — Music History, Chairman of the Music History Department 

Andrew Rudin — Theory and Literature 

Robert Suderburg — Theory and Literature, Composition 



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(L. to R.): Mary Robson, Mary Elizabeth Gale, Rosalind Cohn. (Faculty): Edna Phillips. 



FACULTY 

Michael Bookspan - Percussion Ensemble, Chairman of the Percussion Department 



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1st Row (1. to r.): Vince Piersante, Jimmy Paxson, Fred Kahn, Ted Zimmerman, Bob Ludwig, Mr. Bookspan. 
Missing: Dennis Blackwell, Bruce Oltman, Tony Orlando. 

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LIST OF GENERAL STUDIES FACULTY 



Patricia Cruser — English 

Charles B. Grey — Head of the Music Education Department 

Ben Schleifer — English, American History 

Thomas Cooper Tatman — Foreign Languages, Physical Science 

Louis K. Baron — Educational Psychology, Child Psychology 

Harold Bernhardt — Biological Science 

Joseph Butterweck — Society and Education 









Frances Judith Fanelli 



Orchestra 




VIOLINS 
Igor Szwec 
Bridget Pumpolis 
Bonita Cardella 
Diane Bale 
Kenneth Dockray 
Janet McCabe 
Gela Hopman 
Mark Masarek 

VIOLA 
Peter Nocella 

BASSES 
Betty Sorge 
William Moorehouse 



ORCHEST 

PMA ORCHESTRA 

VIOLONCELLOS 
Carol Dockray 
Carol Redfield 
Joyce Irons 
Gloria Wilson 
Theresa Villani 

FLUTES 
Stephen Wilensky 
Dimitri Kauriga 
Ellen Rettew 
Jay Magidman 

OBOE 
Martin Woltman 



R A 
PERSONNEL 

CLARINETS 
Nicholas Cassizzi 
Kenneth Weiner 
James Fay 
Allen Halber 

BASSOON 
Brian Riffert 
Henrietta Mustokoff 
Linda Bauman 

TROMBONES 
Edward Cascarella 
Edward Kozempel 
Sheldon Ginsberg 



HORNS 
Richard Gardiner 
Townsend Wentz 
Jeff Langford 

TRUMPETS 
Robert Ficoturo 
Domenic Matarese 




DAVID ARBEN, SOLOIST, MENDELSSON VIOLIN CONCERTO 



CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERTS 

October 10, 1965 Commercial Museum 

January 16, 1966 Commercial Museum 

February 20, 1966 First Baptist Church 

March 12, 1966 Academy of Music 

April 17, 1966 Van Pelt Museum 

MAJOR WORKS PERFORMED 

Symphony No. 21 Mozart 

Variations for Orchestra Webern 

Siegfried Idyll Wagner 

Stenogram Ludwig 

Die Kluge Orff 

Symphony 29 Mozart 

Canti per 13 Nono 

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra 

in E Minor Mendelssohn 

Daphnis and Chloe Ravel 

Piano Concerto No. 2 Chopin 

Variations on a Theme by Haydn Brahms 

Piano Concerto No. 3 

Egmont Overture Beethoven 

Pictures at an Exhibition Moussorgsky 

The Unanswered Question Ives 

Serenade No. 7 Mozart 

Romanian Dances Bartok 




MAURICE KAPLOW 
Music Director and Conductor 















































Soprano: 
Davis, Osceola 
Doyle, Suzanne 
Dunmore, Ellen 
Eyler, Alice 
Freeman, Michael 
Glenn, Bonica 
Loos, D. Gail 
Monte, Josephine 
Philips, Louise 
Reed, Diane 
Sherman, Carol 
Shoemaker, Gainor 
Stasis, Patricia 
Talavera, Ercillia 
Teague, Frances 
Vaughn, Barbara 



fHolders of students conductorships. 



Henry Varlack, President 
Alice Eyler, Secretary 
Tedd Didden, Librarian 



THE ACADEMY CHOIR 

Robert Suderburg, Director 
Henry Cook, Associate Director 

Alto: 
Carlson, Linda 



Jerome, Myrna 
Jones, Dorothy 
Nettles, Linda 
Ornaf, Christine 
Pietro, Lenore 
Quivar, Florence 
Shepanski, Theresa 
Showalter, Carol 
Walther, Louise 



Tenor: 
fAbrahamson, Manford 

Avicolli, Anthone 

Cook, Henry 

Costanzo, Raymond 

Johnson, William 

Leib, Russell 
fLupica, Anthony 

Paige, David 

Staruch, Ihor 

Toth, Carl 



Choir Officers 



Bass: 
Bailey, Roger 
Combs, Paul 
Corona, Alan 
Didden, Tedd 
Doyle, William 
Ginnetti, Joseph 
tHeller, Jack 
fKauriga, Dimitri 
Maestri, Edward 
Maniscalo, Salvatore 
Ragsdale, Alexander 
Rothermel, Ronald 
Taylor, Michael 
Tucker, Ira 
fVarlack, Henry 
Wiener, Steve 
Wilensky, Steven 



Ellen Dunmore, Vice President 
Dimitri Kauriga, Treasurer 
Jack Heller, Librarian 



Manford Abrahamson and Raymond Costanzo, accompanists 



Woodwind Quintet 




The Woodwind Quintet (1. to r.): Rich Gardiner, Nicholas Cassizzi, John Wummer, director; Brian Riffert, 
Martin Woltman, Stephen Wilensky. 



String Ensemble 




String Ensemble (1. to r.): Diane Bale, Bonita Cardella, Janet McCabe, Carol Redfield. Back row: Theresa 
Villani, Betty Sorge, Joyce Irons, Bridget Pumpolis. 



Organ Seminar 



Organ Seminar, under the direction of Dr. Earl Ness, is a 
forum for discussion of the latest trends in church music and 
design. The organization provides the opportunity to hear, 
perform, and criticize works which they have studied and 
performed. 



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REPRESENTATIVES 



PRESIDENT 
Gainor Shoemaker 

FRESHMEN 

Linda Nettles 

Russ Lieb 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
Ted Wentz 

SOPHMORE 

Bonita Glenn 

Norma Weintraub 



SECRETARY 
Jim Fay 

JUNIOR 
Ted Didden 
Pete Nocella 



TREASURER 
Alan Halber 

SENIOR 

Ted Zimmerman 

Ken Dockray 



February, 1965 saw the beginning of a new organization at PMA — the Student Senate. The 
administration felt that such an organization was essential for communication of ideas between 
the faculty and students. The idea was presented, students responded, and elections were held. 

The Senate is granted $1,000 annually, but projects such as parties, dances, and a possible 
future raffle have been contemplated and experimented with as a means of raising more funds. 

Improvements around PMA can be "Attributed" to the work of the Student Senate. Through 
their influence our lounge has been redecorated. They are paying half the funds needed to improve 
the auditorium as well as the total cost of new seating arrangements. 

Having students sit in on faculty meetings for the purpose of learning about curriculum, future 
programs and library data is an area in which the Senate is interested. They are also hoping to 
initiate a series of lectures of music and the arts by famous people. Further, a promise of many 
extended plans developing during this year and next was given by the president. However, without 
the support of the student body little can be accomplished. The Student Senate needs the support 
of a student body which has interest and a sincere concern for improvements at PMA. 



Delta Omicron 



Delta Omicron is an important extra-curricular activity which 
is dedicated to the ideal of excellence in music, not only in its 
own members, but also in the student body at large. 

Delta Omicron is an international fraternity for female 
musicians which extends its membership to students of music. 
The organization was founded in 1909 at the Cincinnati Con- 
servatory of Music. 



OFFICERS 

President Ellen Durmore 

1st Vice President Gainor Shoemaker 

2nd Vice President Carol Redfield 

Secretary Janet McCabe 

Treasurer Alice Eyler 




Phi Mu Alpha 

"Virtue is the strong stem of men's nature and music in the 
blossoming of virtue." Phi Mu Alpha is a fraternity for music 
students which aims to prove the validity of this quotation. The 
fraternity received its charter in 1898 at the New England Con- 
servatory of Music. The purpose of the organization is to promote 
the advancement of the musical status of its native country, to 
strengthen relationships between students of music and to de- 
velop music appreciation among fellow students. 

These goals are executed by the PMA chapter of Phi Mu 
Alpha through the sponsoring of concerts, lectures, and social 
events. 



OFFICERS 

President Jimmy Fay 

Vice President Jack Heller 

Treasurer Walt Dunlap 

Historian Henry Varlack 

Alumni Secretary Bob Stewart 

Set. at Arms Henri Mamet 




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MENC 
MENC promotes the advancement of music education by 
sponsoring both educational and social activities. Included in 
MENC's goal of training music teachers are plans for the es- 
tablishment of a music education library. This year PMA was 
represented at the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Conference 
in Harrisburg by several members of MENC and its officers: 
President, Sheldon Kohan; Vice-President, Robert Stewart; 
Secretary, Linda Bauman; Treasurer, Alexander Ragsdale; Social 
Director, Henrietta Mustokoff. Some of the social activities 
sponsored were a Christmas dance and various athletic events, 
promoted in an attempt to acquaint the students with our affiliate 
school, the Philadelphia Collece of Art. 



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Da capo Staff 




L. to R.: Editors. Ellen Renew, Terry Shepanski, Staff Standing: Terry Villani, Linda Bauman, Patsy Baxter. 



DA CAPO 

The Philadelphia Musical Academy's 
yearbook, Da Capo, has been designed to 
show the year's significant events, im- 
provements and progress. We have at- 
tempted to give a comprehensive view of 
the school, by showing not only the 
educational aspects, but also the other 
activities which exist in the framework 
of the school. This is your book, your 
reproduction of the year 1965-66. 




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