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A piano recital was given June 24th, by the Music Study Club of Belmont, N. Y., all of the members under 16 years of age and pupils of Miss Annie M. Hatch. Classic and modern composers were represented on the program.

The commencement concert of the Conservatory of Music, Scio College, Ohio, S. Leonard Bell, director, was held August 16th. There were four graduates, who were assisted by Sig. Cafarelli, harpist, Miss Nellie Bell, violinist, Miss Mary Morton, soprano, S. Leonard Bell, baritone.

A song recital was given by pupils of Herve D. Wilkins, at Mr. Wilkins’ studio in Rochester, N. Y., July 28th.

The fifth commencement of the American Violin School, Chicago, Joseph Vilim, director, was held June 1st. There were seven graduates.

The annual pupils’ recitals of the Wirtz Piano School, New York City, were held last June. This school was organized in 1897.

Mr. Harold B. Adams, of Lima, Ohio, College, had, in the various classes under his charge, 187 pupils for the season 1903-04.

Mr. E. B. Story, after twenty-three years of service as organist and choirmaster at Edwards Church, Northampton, Mass., has resigned. Mr. Story’s duties at Smith College have increased, and he feels it essential to give more time there.

The series of recitals, piano, vocal, historical, and lectures at Smith College are well received by the students.

A musical evening was given by pupils of Miss Fannie L. Mason, and the kindergarten pupils of Miss Agnes Elliott, at Detroit, July 1st.

Miss Effa Ellis, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, delivered an address on musical kindergarten work at the State Music Teachers’ Association at Boone, Iowa.

The next meeting of the Iowa State Music Teachers’ Association will be held at Des Moines. The officers for the coming year are: Pres., Frank Nagel, Des Moines; vice- pres., Effa Ellis, Council Bluffs; sec-treas., Charles Bohn, Mason City; Program Com., Dudley Smith, Grinnell; Mrs. Amelia S. Goeble, Muscatine; W. H. Heighton, Des Moines; and Charles D. Neff, Fayette.

Mr. Frank A. Power has made arrangements to conduct a college of music at Davenport, Iowa, this fall.

The annual public recitals of the Whitham School of Music, Lawrence, Mass., three in number, were held June 11th to 20th.

A recital and contest by pupils of the South McAlester, Ind. Ty., School of Music, Miss Delia Tully, principal, took place June 2d.

The third annual guest night of the Allegretto Club, pupils, of Mrs. Robertson and Miss Gibson, Monticello, Iowa, was held June 21st. The club membership is limited to thirty. The program consisted of compositions from modern and classical composers.

The Summer session of the Faelten Pianoforte School came to a close on July 29th with a recital by the director, Mr. Carl Faelten, who came from his summer home in New Hampshire for the occasion. Mr. Faelten received an ovation from the teachers who composed his audience, and he gave a masterly interpretation to his program, which was made up of works of Bach, Schumann, Schubert, and Chopin. An especially interesting part of the program of the session just closed has been the observation lessons, method classes, and lectures on musical pedagogy by Mr. George F. Granberry, who conducted the summer school for the fourth season

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