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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, July 27, 1982-Page 3
Music students share expertise

A new program which starts this September may
offer the community music classes in everything
from the flute to the harpsichord, School of Music
Prof. George Cavender said yesterday.
The Preparatory and Community Enrichment
program (PACE) will offer classes taught by
graduate students in string, wind, and percussion in-
struments, and in voice, piano, and dance.
"WE'VE JUST received official permission (from
the University) to institute the program," said
Cavender, a former director of the University Mar-
ching Band. "It will provide enrichment for the im-
mediate and surrounding areas and is open to
Classes will be offered from the beginning to ad-
vanced levels. Roughly 20 doctoral students from the
music school will serve as instructors.
"We will use the qualified graduate students that
we have," Cavender said. "They will be highly com-
petent instructors,"
CAVENDER said that the program will start on a

small scale and grow with demand. "We're going to
stick our toes in the water at first. We'll experiment
and expand," he said. "We'll augment the program
as much as we need to because we don't now the ex-
tent of the project."
The program will be self-supporting, Cavender
said. although fees for the instruction have not been set.
The program will also provide extra income to
graduate students who are hard-pressed by cutbacks
in loans and financial aid, Cavender added.
PAUL BOYLAN, dean of the music school, said the
program "has been in the plans of the school of music
for at least a dozen years." The program may make
up for instruction which has been cut from several
public school budgets, Boylan added.
The School of Music is a gold mine for musical in-
struction, according to Cavender.
"We have a vast resource of instructors here that
we want to make available to the people. We're
blessed with a resource in teaching that is unusual,"
he said.

PACE MAY offer courses in such ancient in-
struments as the harpischord, viola, and lute if the
community shows an interest, Cavender said.
The music school provides an especially good sour-
ce of instructors in such rare instruments, he added,
citing music Prof. Edward Parmentier as one of the
nation's foremost experts on the harpsichord.
Cavender said that there are several other PACE
programs currently existing in the country. The
largest program, which has 700 students, is located at
the University of Southern California. Another
notable program is at Eastman Conservatory in
Rochester, N.Y.
Cavender said that instruction schedules will be -
geared to the University's semesters. Students will
have one lesson per week with an option of additional
half-hour or hour lessons.
Classes will be held in Burton Tower, which has
seven classrooms and 21 studios, and will run from 4
p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, he said.
abuse can
doctors too
Alcoholism and drug abuse among
health professionals is an old problem
which has been concealed and ignored,
but today afflicts close to 30 percent of
all U.S. physicians and nurses, accor-
ding to recent statistics.
Counseling professionals and mem-
bers of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)--a
nationwide support group made up of
recovered alcoholics-gathered last
week to discuss the problem at a
University Hospital-sponsored
ONE AA member, "Emma," is a
nurse and recovered alcoholic. She told
H SCOTT of an incident that happened ten years
epres- ago when an obstetrician in a different
city passed out while delivering a baby
because he had been drinking. Nurses
who were present completed the
s 7.deliberyand concealed the doctor's
l 7 problem
But today, Emma said, more people
are beginning to recognize the signs of
abuse and are taking steps to help the
corps can individual break the destructive habit.
re career The high rate of alcoholism and drug
ume," she dependence among health
oer" shet professionals is attributed to charac-
loyer that teristics of those people in the
ng to com- profession, Eileen Rogers, R.N., a
structure counselor for nurses at 'U' Hospital,
benefits, said.
ed, "You THESE people are usually
academically superior, often in the top
within, a ten percent of their class, but their high
e are some intelligence often shields them from
tand why looking at themselves, she said.
e a Peace "With doctors' high intelligence and
altruism, they foolishly think this
keep per- protects them from addiction," Rogers
ining, Car- said.
Health care professionals are often
one reason workaholics and devoted to helping
A person others. This characteristic promotes
You can't self-denial, according to Rogers. Since
doctors and nurses spend so much time

Doily Photo by ELILAST I
PROSPECTIVE PEACE CORPS volunteers Jim and Pat Duncan (left) participate in an interview session with r
entatives Jane Carter and Lorie Parkhill who will continue to recruit Corps volunteers at Campus Inn today.
Peace Corps recruits on camp

Although the nation's faltering
economy is hurting most volunteer
organizations, it actually is en-
couraging more students to join the
Peace Corps, recruiters on campus
said yesterday.
Serivng in the Peace Corps is an ap-
pealing alternative for college
graduates having trouble finding a
job, said Lorie Parkhill, a corps repr-
esentative who was at Campus Inn
yesterday interviewing prospective
THE recruiters, who will be in town
through today, expect more than 50
people to show up for interviews and
twice as many to call in for infor-
mation Parkhill said.
Most of the corps' volunteers are
college students with a bachelor's
degree, she said.
When asked why students make up
the majority, recruiter Jane Carter

replied, "Timing. The students thinks
I'm not materialistic yet. I'm not
locked into a job, I have no depen-
dents.' "
THE HIGHEST concentration of
students who apply major in areas
such as political science, history, and
English, although applications from
those trained in the sciences are in-
creasing, Parkhill said.
Volunteers agree to serve a two-
year term overseas. Rising interest
has made getting a position in the
Peace Corps very competitive, she
said, adding that of those who apply,
only a few will be invited to a par-
ticular country.
Parkhill said "a steady flow of
people" turned up for interviews
THE recruiters are looking for "a
person with a sense of adventure and
independence," Parkhill said. "They
must be openminded and flexible and
able to deal with bureaucratic and

lengthy processing."
Carter said service in the
help students attain futu
"Itglooks good on a resi
said. "It shows the emp
they (volunteers) are willin
mit themselves and can
their own work."
In spite of the corps'
however, Carter caution
can't talk someone into it."
"ZIt has to come from
desire to help people. Ther
people who cannot unders
someone would want to b
Corps volunteer," she said.
But volunteers must also
sonal goals in mind when jo
ter added.
"There has to be more than
to sustain the volunteer..
has to look after himself.
be saints."

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