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Members of the Senior Class of the Western Conservatory of Music, Chicago, gave an “Afternoon with Chopin,” March 12th. President E. H. Scott gave a lecture of instructive criticism.

A series of Vesper Services, historically arranged, have been given in University Hall, Ann Arbor, Mich., covering the ground from the Netherlands and early Italian schools down. Director A. A. Stanley will no doubt be glad to send copies of these very valuable programs to anyone interested in the historical side of music. In addition to these “Vesper Services” are Mr. Albert Lockwood’s Historical Lecture-Recitals, covering a wide field of piano literature.

Dr. Charles R. Fisher, head of the music department of Western College, Iowa, has a fine course of lecture and recital work for the students.

Mrs. Sarah K. Hadley’s song-cycle, “Hiawatha’s Wooing,” was given at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, March 6th.

An active organization is the “Young Musicians’ Club,” of Terryville, Conn. Programs from the works of the great composers are being studied this season.

Mr. Frederick Maxson, of Philadelphia, has been giving a series of pupils’ organ-recitals in the Central Congregational Church.

Mr. William Armstrong, who has secured a number of interesting articles from artists of eminence, has just sailed for Europe. He will send The Etude some interesting articles while abroad.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Francis Cooke, of Brooklyn, N. Y., will spend quite a time in Europe this year in study. Mr. Cooke is one of the officers of the Brooklyn Institute.

Pupils of the American Violin School, of Chicago, Joseph Vilim, director, gave a concert March 6th.

Dr. H. G. Hanchett’s lecture on “Contrasts in Purpose,” with illustrations from classical and romantic composers, was well received in New York, March 3d.

Mary E. Hallock, the pianist, has just been en tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra, playing in Allentown, Wilmington, York, Harrisburg, and Lancaster, Pa.

Mr. J. Harry Wheeler has resigned his position as head of the vocal department at the Chautauqua Summer Music School, and will give his time to work in New York City, which is rapidly becoming a center for summer teaching, especially in singing.

The Choral Union, of Paris, Mo., will have a Music Festival in May. Mr. R. C. Hubbard is conductor of the club.

Mr. Perley Dunn Aldrich has a unique series of recitals called “Three Evenings of Song,” which have been well received.

Mr. Eugene E. Davis, of Baylor College, Texas, has given a fine series of recitals at the school and in connection with the Treble Clef Club. Every town and school should have an active musical organization.

Mr. Carlyle Petersilea sends a glowing account of the recitals given by Mr. A. Krauss and his violin pupils in Los Angeles, Cal.

Vocal recitals were given recently in the concert-hall of the Broad Street Conservatory, Philadelphia, by Miss Louise De Ginther and Miss Luna Dickeson, who have been studying under Mr. Herbert W. Greene, of New York, head of the vocal department at the conservatory.

Mr. J. Warren Andrews, of New York, had a very successful series of organ-recitals by his pupils in the Church of the Divine Paternity, New York City.

Mr. Frederick A. Williams, of Cleveland, Ohio, gave a lecture on the “Study of Music,” assisted by several pupils. The Etude has received a few short extracts from the talk, which we shall publish.

Mr. F. J. Zeisberg gave a successful ensemble concert at Sullins College, Va., two pianos, Liszt-Organ, three violins, and one viola being used.

An historical piano-recital, by the pupils of J. M. Dungan, of the Indianapolis Piano College, was given March 7th, the program being entirely of modern suites.

Mr. Gustav L. Becker has presented a number of advanced pupils at his private studio musicales at his home in New York City.

Mr. George Marks Evans, of Wilkesbarre, won the prize for the best hymn-tune submitted at the Nanticoke, Pa., Eisteddfod.

The work of the Limestone College Musical Club, under the direction of Mr. George Pratt Maxim, shows a fine course of study.

The Musical-History Club, of Newark, met at Miss Kathryn Glinnon’s Studio. The subject of study was the “Development of the Sonata-Form.”


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