Conference Info

35th Annual MOLA Conference

Hosted by San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Friday, May 5 - Monday, May 8, 2017
San Diego, California

Conference Hotel: The Westin San Diego
(Make sure you don't choose The Westin Gaslamp Quarter!)
MOLA rate available through April 14, 2017. To reserve:
Call 1-888-627-9033 and identify as a member of the "MOLA Annual Conference 2017"
or reserve online by clicking HERE.
Conference Rate available May 4 - 8 so consider extending your stay!: $199 (single or double); $219 (triple); $239 (quad)

Field Trips & Tours
Brewery Tour and Harbor Cruise - info and pricing coming soon!
Copley Symphony Hall Tour (limit 30), Friday, May 5, 3:00pm

Concert Opportunities
San Diego Symphony Concert: Mahler Symphony No. 3
Copley Symphony Hall
Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6, 8:00pm
Concert tickets are available for $10 to conference attendees–to purchase, visit the box office and show your conference nametag/lanyard

as of 2/8/17 - subject to change
Session details will continue to be added as they are confirmed leading up to the conference

Reception Location
Flour & Barley
Friday, May 5, 5:30-7:30pm

Registration Forms and Applications are all online this year!
Please select an option below to begin:
Conference Registration - coming soon!
Vendor and Sponsorship Purchase - coming soon!
First-Time Attendee and Travel Assistance Application

Past Conference Sessions

From the 2016 Helsinki Conference:

Bowings for the Non-String Player: How to Handle Things When Your Principal Players are Missing in Action
     Marcia Farabee, Principal Librarian (retired) - National Symphony Orchestra

How to Win Colleagues and Influence Management: Fostering Positive Interdepartmental Relationships
     Wendy J. Skoczen, Librarian - Lyric Opera of Chicago
     Chris Blackmon, Music Librarian - Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

Opera Preparation for Symphony Orchestras
     Mark Millidge, Music Libraries Manager - BBC Symphony Orchestra

Proofreading: When to Do It and How to Be Effective
     Doug Adams, Orchestra Librarian - Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Music Publishing in 2020: Successes, Challenges, and Survival Methods
     Moderated by Inger Marie Garcia de Presno, Orchestra Librarian - Berlin Philharmonic
     Jari Eskola, Head of Editorial - Fennica Gehrman (Helsinki)
     James Eggleston, Head of Publishing - Boosey & Hawkes (London)
     Heinz Stolba, Head of Editorial Department - Universal Edition AG (Austria)
     Cristiano Ostinelli, General Manager - Casa Ricordi (Milan)

Steinberg's New Music Notation Application: A Leap for Professional Score Preparation
     Daniel Spreadbury, Product Manager - Steinberg Media Technologies

Photoshop Basics
    Rob Summers, Music Librarian - Royal Opera House

Hands On Part Preparation
     Sebastian Djupsjobacka, Music Librarian - Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
     Ken Bonebrake, Librarian - Los Angeles Philharmonic

From the Shadows of Sibelius They Emerged: Finnish Music in the 20th Century and Beyond
     Jari Eskola, Honorary Member

Preparing Audition Materials
     Shannon Highland, Librarian - The Dallas Opera
     Mark Millidge, Music Libraries Manager - BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ballet for Beginners
    Tony Rickard, Music Library Manager - Royal Opera House
     Matthew Naughtin, Music Librarian - San Francisco Ballet

The Perfect Publication: A Discussion
     Moderated by Karen Schnackenberg, Principal Librarian - Dallas Symphony Orchestra
     Matthew Whittall, Composer
     Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor - Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
     Timo Virtanen, Editor-in-Chief - Jean Sibelius Works

The Rights and Wrongs of Rights
     Pablo Suso, Production and Archives Manager - Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
     Simon Launchbury, Business Affairs Assistant - BBC Rights Legal and Business Affairs
     Susanna Lehtinen, Hire Librarian & Licensing Assistant - Fennica Gehrman

A Brief History of Music Notation Technologies and Their Impact on Musicians
     Daniel Spreadbury, Product Marketing Manager - Steinberg Media Technologies
     Philip Rothman, Owner - NYC Music Services

Finale and Sibelius Resources from Philip Rothman, Owner of NYC Music Services

2016 Conference Program

MOLA Conference Hosts

1983 - The Philadelphia Orchestra
1984 - Boston Symphony
1985 - New York Philharmonic
1986 - Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
1987 - Atlanta Symphony
1988 - Toronto Symphony and Canadian Opera Company
1989 - San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet
1990 - National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC)
1991 - Cincinnati Symphony
1992 - Pittsburgh Symphony
1993 - Indianapolis Symphony
1994 - Dallas Symphony
1995 - Saint Louis Symphony
1996 - Columbus Symphony
1997 - Winnipeg Symphony
1998 - Houston Symphony, Grand Opera, and Ballet 
1999 - The Florida Orchestra
2000 - New York Philharmonic and The Metropolitan Opera
2001 - Seattle Symphony
2002 - Utah Symphony
2003 - Indianapolis Symphony
2004 - North Carolina Symphony
2005 - Los Angeles Philharmonic
2006 - Tonhalle Orchester
2007 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2008 - Nashville Symphony
2009 - National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC)
2010 - Omaha Symphony 
2011 - London Orchestras (England)
2012 - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
2013 - Oregon Symphony
2014 - New World Symphony
2015 - Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
2016 - Helsinki Orchestras (Finland)
2017 - San Diego Symphony

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