To the Editors of The Crimson:
We note with deep regret the recent decision by Patricia Zander, co-instructer of "Music 180" to resign her post as Preceptor in the Music Department.
Zander joined the Department in September 1974 as the result of an effort to open the Department's only performance course--Music 180--to more undergraduate musicians in order to give them the close attention and instruction they need. In her two years with Music 180, Zander has fulfilled more than her prescribed role. We are very impressed with her understanding of music and its performance, and her ability in communicating her ideas. Her devotion to her students is such that she spends an average of 30 hours a week personally coaching them, besides helping and advising students outside the course. Her resignation at this point is a grave setback to musical performance instruction at Harvard and Radcliffe, which we hope will be remedied in the near future.
We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to one of the most accomplished professional musicians around, and especially to one who gave so unselfishly of herself and her time to the training of young musicians at Harvard and Radcliffe. The concentrators of Music 180