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Reginald W. Haché ’54, ’58 M.M., ’60 A.D. Reginald W. Haché ’54, ’58 M.M., ’60 A.D. has been busy performing lecture concerts in Northern Florida, Recently, he published his memoirs entitled "Almost Made It" in which he tackles the issue of stage fright. "Containing one’s emotions during concert performances is not an easy feat, but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible." He retired to St. Augustine Florida is 1995 and is an adjunct professor of Music History at Flagler College.  Prior to his retirement, Reginald spent twenty-five years at Northeastern University.  While in Boston, he performed as soloist with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops.  He is widely published in instructional texts and arrangements of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier for piano (four hands) and two pianos (eight hands).  His two-piano arrangement of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” was recorded on Schwann and Sony Labels by the internationally renowned two piano team “The Paratore Brothers.”  2012-11-01

Henry-Duckham '54, '56 M.M. Henry Duckham ’54,’56 M.M. held a benefit concert for the Woods Hole Public Library.  The concert for clarinet and piano was entitled an “Almost All-American Concert.”  Henry studied clarinet performance at NEC with Rosario Mazzeo, has held principal positions with the North Carolina Symphony, Boston Civic Orchestras and was a member of the Manderen-Duckham Duo.  He resides on Cape Cod in the Waqouit Village of Falmouth and currently performs with the Cape Cod Chamber Ensemble, the Squibnocket Trio and the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra.    2011-11-08



Composer Robert Ceely '54Robert Ceely’s ’54 Gymel, a piece for two oboes, was performed by the CUBE Ensemble in Chicago in March, 2008. The New York Virtuoso Singers sang his Five Contemplative Pieces on June 4th and on June 6th the IO String Quartet presented the world premiere of his Two Pieces for String Quartet. Both concerts were at Symphony Space in New York City. Robert formerly taught at New England Conservatory from 1967 to 2001. He currently lives in Brookline, MA. 2009-05-04


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Unfortunately, NEC has lost touch with some of your classmates. If you have e-mail or other contact information for any of the people listed below, please let us know so that we can keep them informed of reunions and other NEC activities.

Diana Jewell Bingham,Theodore E. Brewster, Delia Gonzalez Castro, Angela T. Centola, Elizabeth Anne Clarkson, Thelma Louise Collins, Mary Concepta, Joan Hamilton Cooper, Barbara Lou Edelman, Walter Albert Field, Vianna Finch, Concettina Guglietta, Dolly Haim, Elsie Hallett, Muriel Headley Hazell, Marjorie Sweazey Huttenbach, Helen Barbara King, Jane L. Landen, Takouhi F. Mangasarian, Colleen Louise Miller, Isabelle Letteney Orsborn, Charles Henry Peladeau, Mary O. Pius, Leonila Reyes Policarpio, Solanges Rainville, Phyllis Marie Schofield, Florence Emma Siskovich, Charles Smith, Allene Louella Speer, Louis G. Stephen, Barbara Marburger Themmen, Howard Clifford Thorson, Marjorie Lasker Toledo, Halina Amalia Zytkiewicz.