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Choral Society. This organization consists of the chorus with orchestra accompaniment. Two rehearsals per week will be given. One hour credit toward completing the Branch Normal School course will be given to those who do this work.
Mandolin and Guitar. A Mandolin and Guitar club will be organized and instruction to a limited number of students will be given on these instruments; but students are advised to take a better class of instrument.
Orchestra. Three practices a week.
Young people get acquainted with the best class of orchestral music, and get a training which would cost them a great deal of money at other institutions.
A deposit of five dollars must be paid to become a member of the orchestra.
Band. Two practices per week.
Young men who have ambition to become band leaders may develop themselves in that art in this organization. A deposit of five dollars must be made on entering the organization.
The following courses in music are arranged to meet the growing demand for musical culture, laying a correct foundation for professional work along the lines of this art, and to fit the student for the proper application and fullest enjoyment of the classic composition.
A certificate of graduation will be given upon completion of any of the following courses.
Three Year Piano Course. First Year-Will consist of: Position key-board, hand culture, rhythm, ear training, elementary work from Mason, Kohler, Gurlitt, Czerny and others.
Second Year-Consists of selected studies from Mason, Loeschhorn, Czerny. Sometimes from Kuhlan, Diabelli, Clementi and others. Elementary harmony and vocal music. Solo and ensemble.
Third Year-Advanced studies from Czerny will be used, together with work from Kulak, Cramer and others. Sonatas from Hayden and Mozart. Advanced harmony. Selections from the classics. Solo and ensemble, with short biographies of famous musicians.