(listed in 1940 Mar-Ken Yearbook & Graduation booklet as faculty member)
(teacher – in 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook)
From 1940 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Miss Jane MacArthur
The Chicago Musical College is the Alma Mater of our Music Appreciation teacher. She also studied under such famous instructors as Felix Borowski, Glenn Dillard Gunn, and Herbert Witherspoon. Miss MacArthur’s classes are particularly adapted to the professional student.
From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal: INTERVIEWS by Yvonne Grant: MAR-KEN VOCAL TEACHER DISCUSSES OPERA IN AMERICA: Opera in English, as a permanent feature of American music, was the hope expressed by Miss McArthur, singing teacher during an interview with a Mar-Ken reporter today. Miss McArthur, who was in the midst of a class when her interviewer arrived, graciously took the time to discuss her views for the benefit of the school paper, “The public is not opera-minded these days. They prefer swing and popular music”, she said, in response to the reporter’s question. “Opera in English would probably increase the opera audience, since the language would be familiar and understandable”. When the reporter asked Miss McArthur’s opinion on the opportunities of young people in the field of opera, she replied, “If a person is thoroughly ambitious for an opera career, he or she will be likely to succeed. In Europe there are many little companies where a young person may serve an apprenticeship. In this country a singer must aim directly for the Metropolitan. Opera in English might assist the young singer, for it is always easier to express oneself in one’s own language”. Miss McArthur, who was born in Chicago, and attended the Chicago Music Institute, has been teaching singing for twelve years. Her favorite sports are horseback riding and swimming. Her hobby is philosophy. In the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal: An ad appears in this issue of the school newspaper: Jane Mac Arthur Voice Instruction 6500 Yucca Phone GL 9930 In the 1943 Mar-Ken Primary/Junior High Annual: •Jane MacArthur is listed as a teacher in this 1943 Annual. •Mrs. McArthur has an Irish Gremlin that waves a smarock