I had four wonderful years of Choir and Inner Choir and two years of Music Theory With Mr. Locke. We always admired his style- he had such style! Impeccably worn jeans, loafers, and the aforementioned red scarf- classic, yet modern- but he taught us everything about classic choral music.He regaled us often with his stories of being at My Fair Lady on opening night, along with other milestones. We always laughed when he would reenact his roommate at Harvard taunting him by playing an unresolved chord as he was about to walk out of the room. He then spat that he would have to run back in the room and resolve the chord before he could leave.
I aced my theory classes in college because of him. I taught others in my class his mnemonic devices- tritone? "Maria." Perfect fifth-octave- "2001." Minor sixth (tricky!)- "Love Story."
As I read through these pages, I see that there were so many others, with so many memories. I certainly hope there will be a memorial so we women can gather and share our memories as members of our own Mr. Locke fan club.
Condolences to his family. What a treasure he was for half a century.