PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
CHARLES N. BOYD (1875-1937)
qr 780.973 B66s vol. 11
People's Singing Classes 1900-1901Location: Oliver Room
Scrapbook: People's Singing Classes 1900-1901
- From the Pittsburgh POST of May 8, 1900 is this notice: Under the management
of Charles N. Boyd, on September 18, what is to be known as the People's
Singing Classes are to be organized. The classes are under the musical
direction of James P. McCollum, director of the Mozart Club, and are organized
to give opportunity to study sight reading and vocal training. Classes
have been organized with success in other cities and it is expected the
same will be true here. Classes will be held in the rooms of the Mozart
Club, Hostetter Building. Instruction will begin at the first rudiments
of the art.
- Flyer for the People's Singing Classes list two East End Classes: Tuesday
evenings at the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Thursday evenings
at Shady Avenue Baptist Church. Tuition: Five Dollars for the term of
32 weekly lessons.
- News item of September 1901: Second year of classes to begin at East
End locations, as well as Allegheny, McKeesport and West End.
- Classes for children (ages 8-12), under the direction of James Stephen
Martin, were begun.
- These classes, as reported, were successful and well-attended, and resulted in choral programs at the end of the terms.