Governance

MOLA Board 2022-2023

PRESIDENT
Courtney Secoy Cohen
San Diego Symphony Library
750 B Street, Suite 1925
San Diego, CA 92101
USA
Phone: +1-619-237-1962

VICE PRESIDENT

Alastair McKean
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
GPO Box 4338
Sydney NSW 2001
Australia
Phone: +61 2 8215 4682

PAST PRESIDENT
Georgina Govier
Welsh National Opera
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place
Cardiff, CF10 5AL, Wales
UK
Phone: +44 (0)29 2063 5016

SECRETARY
Matthew Dannan
The United States Air Force Band
201 McChord St
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Washington, DC 20032
USA
Phone: +1-202-404-8364

TREASURER
Blaine Cunningham
Orchestra Iowa
119 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
USA
Phone: +1-479-595-3665

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Christopher Reiche Boucher
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
500-145 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1H8
Canada
Phone: +1-416-595-4428

If you have items you would like to be considered for inclusion in upcoming Board meeting agendae, please contact the MOLA Administrator

Coordination, Councils, and Other Officials

ADMINISTRATOR
Amy Tackitt
1949 Asheville Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22911
USA
Phone: +1-734-646-9570

DATABASE COORDINATORS
Errata - Doug Adams, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Membership - Wendy J. Skoczen, The Metropolitan Opera
Pops Resources - Courtney Secoy Cohen, San Diego Symphony 
Publishers, Agents, and Dealers Resources - Ella M. Fredrickson, The Florida Orchestra         

HOSPITALITY COORDINATORS 
North America - Joy Fabos, Oregon Symphony
Europe - Georgina Govier, Welsh National Opera
Asia-Pacific - Alastair McKean, Sydney Symphony Orchestra

PAST PRESIDENTS COUNCIL
Rebecca Beavers, The Naples Philharmonic
Jane Cross, Honorary Member, The United States Marine Band
Marcia Farabee, Honorary Member, National Symphony Orchestra
Ella M. Fredrickson, The Florida Orchestra
Georgina Govier, Welsh National Opera
Paul Gunther, National Repertory Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra
Juhana Hautsalo, Suomen Kansallisooppera ja-baletti
Mary Judge, Honorary Member, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra  
James Kortz, Emeritus Member, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Laurie Lake+, Honorary Member, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Patrick McGinn, Honorary Member, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Kazue McGregor, Honorary Member, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mark Millidge, BBC Symphony Orchestra 
Clinton F. Nieweg, Emeritus Member, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Robert O'Brien, Honorary Member, The Cleveland Orchestra 
Tony Rickard, Royal Opera House
John Rosenkrans, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Karen Schnackenberg, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Robert Sutherland, Honorary Member, The Metropolitan Opera 
Tom Takaro, Honorary Member, Houston Symphony
Elena Lence Talley, Kansas City Symphony 
Lawrence Tarlow, New York Philharmonic 
Gregory Vaught, San Antonio Symphony 
Ronald Whitaker, Honorary Member, The Cleveland Orchestra

+ In Memoriam

Board Nomination & Election Procedure

On February 18, 2023, nominations will open for the following positions on the MOLA Board of Directors:
  • Vice President (three years, succeeding in the second year to the Presidency and in the third to the Past Presidency)
  • Secretary (one year)
  • Member-at-Large (one year)
  • Treasurer (three years)
Position descriptions may be found on the MOLA website, in the administration section of the Members Area.

Nominations Procedures
  • A librarian of any member organization can make a nomination during the nomination period.
  • Nominations will be accepted from February 18, 2023, through April 8, 2023. After this date, the full slate of nominees will be announced via the Forum and email.
  • Nominations must include the candidate’s name, member organization, nominated position, contact information (email, phone and fax), and confirmation that the nominee has agreed to run and will accept the position if elected.
  • Nominee names will be posted on the MOLA Forum after the nomination period ends.
Nominee Statements
By April 15, each nominee will be required to submit a photo and statement to the Administrator for publication via the MOLA Forum and in Marcato. Statements should not exceed 300 words and must include:
  • Name
  • Organization
  • Reasons for wanting to serve on the Board
  • What the nominee feels they can bring to MOLA as a Board member
Optional information:
  • Prior MOLA involvement
  • Background
All nominations must be made in writing and sent to be received by midnight United States Pacific Time on April 8 by email or standard mail to:
Amy Tackitt, MOLA Administrator
1949 Asheville Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
USA

Elections
Elements included on the 2023 ballot (e.g., Board elections, new members, bylaw amendments, etc.) will be posted to the MOLA forum on April 22, 2023. Members may propose amendments directly on the forum or by sending via email to the MOLA Administrator. Discussion may take place on the forum. A link to vote online will be sent to all member librarians on May 13, 2023, inclusive of any amendments that have been raised during the discussion period. 
 
Please note that only one vote may be cast by each member organization. For organizations with more than one librarian, please coordinate amongst yourselves to submit one vote only. Duplicate votes from a single member organization will be discarded. Once it has been determined that there are no duplicate votes, all votes will be de-identified and tallied to avoid any association of ballot selection with the submitting organization. 
 
Voting will close upon the President calling the Annual Business Meeting to order (time TBD).
 
Reminder: MOLA resources, including the Forum, may not be used to promote candidates for Board elections. Doing so will result in immediate removal of the candidate from the nomination process.

MOLA I - 1983

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Back row - left to right: John van Winkle, San Francisco; Timothy (Tim) Keleher, Opera Company of Philadelphia; Robert (Bob) O’Brien, Rochester; Paul Gunther, Milwaukee; ♪ Joseph (Joe) Fisher, Baltimore; ♪ Donald (Don) Jennings, Juilliard; ♪ Nicholas (Nick) Bryce, National Arts Centre (ret.); Marshall (Marty) Burlingame, ASOL; Lawrence (Larry) Tarlow, Atlanta

Middle Row: ♪ Victor (Vic) Alpert, Boston; ♪ Vernon (Vern) Kirkpatrick, National, DC; Clinton (Clint) Nieweg, Philadelphia; John Perkel, Buffalo; John Grande, Metropolitan Opera; ♪ David Bartolotta, San Francisco Ballet; James (Jim) Berdahl, Minnesota; ♪ Louis (Lou) Robbins, New York Philharmonic; ♪ Christian (Chris) Woehr, Pittsburgh; John Tafoya, St Louis; ♪ John Donohue, New York City Ballet

Front Row: Mary Judge, Cincinnati; Nancy Bradburd, Philadelphia; ♪ Elizabeth (Betty) Burnett, New England Conservatory (ret.); Robert (Bob) Grossman, Philadelphia

[♪ Deceased]

MOLA Committees 2022-2023

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE
Cynthia Stacy, Indiana University, Chair
Matthew Holland-Gray, San Francisco Symphony
Larissa Powers, The United States Army Band
Elizabeth Cusato Schnobrick, National Symphony Orchestra
Christina Wensel, The United States Army Band
Matthew Dannan, The United States Air Force Band, ex-officio

ASIA-PACIFIC COMMITTEE
Nadia Myers, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Chair
Keiko Itonaga, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Robert Johnson, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Jin-Keun Kim, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Lip Hua Lim, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Christine Ong Li-Huey, Malaysian Philharmonic
Eric Yan-Di Zhu, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra
Alastair McKean, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, ex-officio

CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
Courtney Secoy Cohen, San Diego Symphony, President
Inger Marie Garcia de Presno, Berliner Philharmoniker, 2023 Host
Georgina Govier, Welsh National Opera, Past President
Nicole Jordan, Philadelphia Orchestra, 2022 Host
Elaine Li, The Juilliard School
Alastair McKean, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vice President
Manly Romero, Manhattan School of Music
Sebastian Schüssler, Berliner Philharmoniker, 2023 Host
Amy Tackitt, Administrator

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Elena Lence Talley, Kansas City Symphony, Chair
Laura Cones, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Michael Ferraguto, The Cleveland Orchestra
Sara Griffin, New York Philharmonic
Patrick McGinn, Honorary Member
Sarah Bowman Peterson, Grand Rapids Symphony & Peninsula Music Festival
Manly Romero, Manhattan School of Music
Karen Schnackenberg, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Amanda Tallant, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Courtney Secoy Cohen, San Diego Symphony, ex-officio

EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Elaine Li, The Juilliard School, Co-Chair
Alizabeth Nowland, University of Michigan, Co-Chair
Marcia Farabee, Honorary Member
Thomas Goddard, Royal Northern College of Music     
Joshua Luty, Houston Grand Opera
Patrick McGinn, Honorary Member
Wendy J. Skoczen, The Metropolitan Opera
KT Somero, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Alastair McKean, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, ex-officio

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Karen Schnackenberg, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Chair
Luke Bryson, Houston Symphony
Christopher Hawn, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Shannon Highland, The Dallas Opera
Patrick McGinn, Honorary Member
Blaine Cunningham, Orchestra Iowa, ex-officio 

MARCATO COMMITTEE 
Nishana Dobbeck, The Metropolitan Opera, Co-Chair, Editor-In-Chief
Anya Brodrick, The United States Marine Band, Co-Chair, Editor-In-Chief
Sarah Logan Smith, Honorary Member, Layout Editor & Production/Distribution Manager
Courtney Secoy Cohen, San Diego Symphony
Rachel Lowry, Des Moines Symphony, Errata Report Editor
Joshua Luty, Houston Grand Opera
Rachel Perfecto, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
KT Somero, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Thomas Takaro, Honorary Member, Crossword Puzzle Author
Elena Lence Talley, Kansas City Symphony
Lawrence Tarlow, New York Philharmonic
Erin Vander Wyst, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Transitions Column Writer
Georgina Govier, Welsh National Opera, ex-officio

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Christopher Reiche Boucher, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Chair & ex-officio
Matthew Dannan, The United States Air Force Band
Joy Fabos, Oregon Symphony, North America Hospitality Coordinator
Michael Ferraguto, The Cleveland Orchestra
Thomas Goddard, Royal Northern College of Music     
Georgina Govier, Welsh National Opera, European Hospitality Coordinator
Katharina Hötzenecker, Wiener Staatsoper
Àngels Martínez, The Metropolitan Opera
Alastair McKean, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Asia-Pacific Hospitality Coordinator
Nadia Myers, Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Sarah Bowman Peterson, Grand Rapids Symphony & Peninsula Music Festival
Manly Romero, Manhattan School of Music
Wendy J. Skoczen, The Metropolitan Opera, Membership Database Coordinator
Moira Webber, Honorary Member

POLICY COMMITTEE
Alastair McKean, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Chair & ex-officio
Sara Baguyos, Omaha Symphony
Juhana Hautsalo, Suomen Kansallisooppera ja-baletti
John Van Winkle, Honorary Member

POPS COMMITTEE
Luke Bryson, Houston Symphony, Chair
Fabrice Curtis, Kansas City Symphony
Diana Doublet, Symphony Nova Scotia
Michael Ferraguto, The Cleveland Orchestra
Bradley Geneser, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Jay Koziorynsky, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra
Rachel Lowry, Des Moines Symphony
Renee Pflughaupt, Nashville Symphony
Courtney Secoy Cohen, San Diego Symphony, ex-officio

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE
Lisa Dempsey Kane, The Juilliard School, Chair
Bob Greer, Dallas Symphony Orchestra 
David Gruender, Emeritus Member
Jin-Keun Kim, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Katie Klich, St. Louis Symphony
Justin Vibbard, Sarasota Orchestra
Christopher Reiche Boucher, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, ex-officio

MOLA/PUBLISHER JOINT COMMITTEE - North America
Bob Greer, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Chair
Lisa Dempsey, The Juilliard School
Elizabeth Dunning, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Marc Facci, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
Maria Iannacone, Theodore Presser
Leif Larson, C.F. Peters
Melissa Luck, Luck's Music
Robin Pomatto, Rodgers and Hammerstein
Eric Wendell, Boosey & Hawkes
Georgina Govier, Welsh National Opera, ex-officio

MOLA/PUBLISHER JOINT COMMITTEE - Europe
Georgina Govier, Welsh National Opera, Chair & ex-officio
Patrick Abrams, Bärenreiter
Christopher Blackmon, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Stefan Conradi, Edition Peters Group [Leipzig]
Susanna Lehtinen, Fennica Gehrman
Inger Marie Garcia de Presno, Berliner Philharmoniker
Adam Harvey, Music Sales
Juhana Hautsalo, Suomen Kansallisooppera ja-baletti 
Christian Hoesch, Schott [London]
Bevis Hungate, Boosey & Hawkes [UK]
TBD Ricordi [Milan]
Christian Rudolf Riedel, Breitkopf & Härtel
Pablo Suso, Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa
Heinz Stolba, Universal 
Douglas Woodfull-Harris, Bärenreiter
Simon Wright, Oxford University Press

MOLA/AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM) LIASON COMMITTEE
Karen Schnackenberg, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Chair
Kim Hartquist, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Data Coordinator
Sarah Bowman Peterson, Grand Rapids Symphony & Peninsula Music Festival
Henry Skolnick, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Blaine Cunningham, Orchestra Iowa, ex-officio

MOLA/MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (MPA)/MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (MLA) JOINT COMMITTEE
Sara Griffin, New York Philharmonic, Chair
Michael Crowley, The City University of New York
Daniel Dorff, Theodore Presser
Christi English, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jane Gottlieb, The Juilliard School
Karen Heymann, Peermusic Classical
Jonathan Hiam, New York Public Library
Peter Martin, G. Schirmer/Music Sales
Mickey Jianniney, J.W. Pepper
Cynthia Stacy, Indiana University
Robert Sutherland, Honorary Member 
Kay Wolff, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Matthew Dannan, The United States Air Force Band, ex-officio 

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
Renee Pflughaupt, Nashville Symphony, Chair
Brendan Agnew, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Blackmon, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Jay Koziorynsky, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra
Elaine Li, The Juilliard School
Rachel Perfecto, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Mathilde Serraille, Opéra de Paris
Ali Verderber,  Austin Symphony
Melissa Wilson, Boise Philharmonic
Blaine Cunningham, Orchestra Iowa, ex-officio

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Mark Fabulich, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chair
Doug Adams, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Dannan, The United States Air Force Band
Graham Fast, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Mark Fugina, Long Beach Symphony
Bob Greer, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Katie Klich, St. Louis Symphony
Joshua Luty, Houston Grand Opera
Tony Rickard, Royal Opera House
John Rosenkrans, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Philip Rothman, NYC Music Services
Luke Speedy-Hutton, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Blaine Cunningham, Orchestra Iowa, ex-officio

WEBSITE COMMITTEE
Sebastian Djupsjöbacka, Radion sinfoniaorkesteri, Chair
Chris Turner, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Webmaster
Ella M. Fredrickson, The Florida Orchestra 
Elaine Li, The Juilliard School
Wendy J. Skoczen, The Metropolitan Opera
Courtney Secoy Cohen, San Diego Symphony, ex-officio
Website maintenance: webteam@mola-inc.org