Villa Maria’s chapter of the Tri-M International Music Honor Society recognized officers and inducted fifteen new members in an evening a ceremony in the Marian Center on November 2.
The program began with a performance by the orchestra, which played the Star Spangled Banner, followed by Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. Tri-M president Victoria Gauntner presenting the organization’s mission and activities, and vice president Katie Murray explaining the symbolism of the Tri-M seal. New members were then inducted, current members were recognized, and all were administered the Tri-M pledge. After the pledge, the Madrigals performed Lift Thine Eyes by Mendelssohn.
The guest speaker for the evening was Dr Dahlia M. Sataloff. Dr. Sataloff is an oncologist specializing in breast cancer surgeries, chair of the Department of Surgery at University of Pennsylvania, and a professor of Clinical Surgery. Dr. Sataloff is also an accomplished pianist. She performed “Revolutionary Etude” by Chopin, and then addressed the Tri M members, discussing the many ways in which her study of and love for music have played out in her life, and contributed to her success as a surgeon.
The evening ended with the everyone singing the school song, accompanied by Joanna Chen on the piano.