THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, November 20, 1968
Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAiLY Wednesday, November 20, 1968
Maestro? Not from music school
By JENNY ESSERS
Gifted graduate musicians as-
piring to assume the baton will
have to give up hope for a music!
school doctoral program in con-
ducting for the time being. Prob-
lems of finance, lack of suitable
ensemble groups for practice work,
and the basic theoretical problem'
of how to "train" an artist have
joined to block a plan for sucha
Combined with work in theory
and music literature, the program,
considered last year, would have
been offered for 30 credits to a!
select group of students with the
greatest conducting potential.
The outstanding feature of such
a plan, according to Assistant
Dean Roger Jacobi, would be the
opportunity fr extensive practicef "
conducting ensembles of high cali-
bre. Existing undergraduate con-
ducting classes, he says, provide
limited experience in directing
small groups comprised of class
members, resulting in poorly bal- v
anced and incomplete instrumen-
Groups such as the University's
Philharmonia and Symphony have
too heavy a performance schedule TRAINING FOR NEW conductors won't be coming from the music school. Pictured above is Chicago
to allow time for additional re- Symphony's Jean Martinon,
hearsals. The school also feels an ------ - - - -
obligation, says Jacobi, to give the
undergraduate students in these theatre
orchestras the best training it can t
i nder the hired professional con-
ductors, instead of with student "
icorder, then, to provide au- a w a see h s work
thentic conducting experience,
musicians would have to be hired Pending the permission of the under the auspices of the Uni- rector Robert Schnitzer in a re-
at huge expense from outside the Czechoslovakian government, versity's Professional Theatre cent letter that he felt permis-,
cilmu ihol. The shool'soinan- Czech playwright Ivan Klma Program.
wal imitatis mtake hiringfnan willbe allowed to leave hi ig sion to travel to the U.S. for
entire orchestra for rehearsal sev- country this week to attend the Kima was last out of Czech- two weeks would be granted.
eral times a week impossible, says rehearsals and the American Rehearsals for the play, which
Jacobi, and the Regents are not premiere of his play, "The Cas- was in London, to discuss a pos- will be the fourth PTP produc-
expected to provide additional tIe," in Ann Arbor sible Royal Shakespeare Com- tion of the current season, have
fundstfr such a project in the The State Department has ny production of his p 1 a to already begun in New York, un-
near future. aThoeSaeD eprmn a When the Soviet intervetion aed der the bni direction of the r-
Underlying the whole problem authorized the American em- occurred in Czechoslovakia, he gr Mhrcdir Ciney. The
of feasibility of such a program bassy in Prague to issue a trav- returned to his family there. ast andMa ellaCisney wle
iof feasiquetio of het a nya el permit for Klima, a leader of cs n isCse ilb
is the question of whether any the recent reform of the Czech Travel restrictions on Czech coming to Ann Arbor Sunday
training program could be really Writers' Union. Should the artists, teachers, and doctors are to begin final rehearsals for the
effective.in producing first rate Czechoslovakian government is- currently quite stiff, but Klima play; to be staged in L y d i a
conductors Every musician ha sue an e x i t visa - Klima is expressed to PTP executive di- Mendelssohn Theater.
at one time or another, delusions -o-p-mist-i-lai
of hmsel on he odiu, asAs-optimistic -:he will arrive here L
of himxself on the podium, as As- next 'week to join the company
sociate' Dean! Allen' P. Britton1 lybigp sne
points out, but few have the need- for hshe p
ed inspiration and comprehensive,
understanding of all facets of mu-
sical expression and interpretation
to be good conductors. S u e ls p a
Britton makes an analogy of a
conducting class being "like a A ic
course on how to become a movie IA r
star." Training in the specific!
skills and techniques can be val- The American Institute of Ar "i/I
uable only when the natural tal- chitects student forum will be 4..
ent and inspiration a r e already held here from Saturday through
there, he says. next Wednesday (Nov. 23 - 27).
Few participants, says Britton, The theme is "Turmoil/ Educa-
ever become very pominent and tional Evolution.'Iem 'GA
most of the outstanding conduc- Students from all accreditedIb
tors around the country never eV- schools of architecture have been' by
en. formally studied their art invited to attend. William Shakespeare
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Police halt Panthers
in SF shooting battle
SAN FRANCISCO Q - Three and Inspector Michael O'Mahon-
policemen were shot yesterday 100 ey in the right index finger.
yards from a police station in a
gun battle with eight men, includ- Creedon underwent surgery at
ing several Black Panthers lead- Mission Emergency Hospital and
ers. was reported in serious condition.
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Police said the men jumped out
of the back of a panel truck nearE
the police station and opened fire
on the three officers who had
stopped to question them about ae
robbery wthich occurred minutes
Police said the license plate
numbers of the truck had been
reported by the operator of a serv-!
ice station that had just been!
The eight were charged with
robbery and assault with intent to!
One policeman was reported in,
serious condition. The other two
were listed in satisfactory con-
The truck, emblazoned with El-
dridge Cleaver for President stick-
ers, bore the sign "The Black
Panther Black Community News
Police identified one of the ar-
rested as Ray Lewis, 28, of San.
Francisco, editor of The Black
Panther, the group's publication.
Wilford Holiday, 35, of Oak-:
land, a well known Panther and
frequent contributor to the paper,
also was arrested, police said.
Also arrested were two men on'
the authorized visiting list f or
Black Panther leader Huey New-
ton while he was awaiting trial
on charges of murdering a white
policeman. Newton was convicted
of voluntary manslaughter, Sept.
Police identified them as Sam
Napier and John Bowman, 21,
both of San Francisco.
The three officers stopped the
truck at 7th and Harrison Streets,
about 100 yards from the police
After the gun battle, some 40
policement converged -on the
scene. Police said Lt. Dermott
Creedon was shot in the chest,
Sgt. Robert Flynn in the groin
iFlynn and U Mahoney were list-
ed in satisfactory condition.
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