MOLA Berlin 2023

On this page, you will find information about the schedule, sessions (as they develop), registration, details to plan your trip (including hotel recommendations, Berlin Philharmonic concert tickets, and suggestions for things to do if you are extending your stay), financial assistance options (for MOLA members only), and ways to advertise, exhibit at, and sponsor the 2023 conference. 
  • $300 - MOLA Member (First Librarian) - includes 1 banquet seat
  • $250 - MOLA Member (Each Additional Librarian; Rate also applies to Honorary and Emeritus Members) - each includes 1 banquet seat
  • $300 - Affiliate (NOBU or IAML Non-MOLA Member) - includes 1 banquet seat
  • $450 - Non-MOLA Member - includes 1 banquet seat
  • $100 - Student - does not include banquet
  • $100 - Additional Banquet Seat
  • $50 - Tech Fair ($25 if added on to a conference registration!)
Please see below for advertisement, exhibition, and sponsorship rates. All registrations and purchases must be made by April 21, 2023.

Conference Schedule

Please find a draft agenda for the conference HERE. All details are subject to change as planning continues to solidify.

NEW! Tech Fair

Hosted by the The Hanns Eisler School of Music
Friday 2 June | 10:00 - 15:00 | Neuer Marstall, Schloßpl. 7

10:00 - 15:00 | Visit the Exhibits
  • Bärenreiter-Verlag
  • dimusco
  • Newzik
  • nkoda
  • Notengrafik Berlin
  • Photoshop & GIMP
  • PreSonus Software
  • Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale
  • Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
10:00 | A Comparison of Tablet Music Reader Technology Experiences
Co-moderated by David MacDonald, Assistant Professor of Composition, Music Theory and Technology - Wichita State University and Mark Fabulich, Assistant Librarian - Boston Symphony Orchestra
Julia Pestke, Music Librarian - Library of the orchestras and choir of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Köln
Luke Speedy-Hutton, Orchestra Library Manager - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Signe Marie Steensland, Librarian - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra

11:00 - 14:00 | Product Demonstrations

14:00 | Music Notation Platforms: An Industry Perspective
Moderated by Philip Rothman, Owner - NYC Music Services
Adrian Holovaty, Developer - Soundslice
Bradley Kunda, Product Owner - MuseScore
Daniel Spreadbury, Product Marketing Manager - Dorico
Chris Swaffer, Product Manager, Notion - PreSonus

15:30 | W3C Music Notation Community Group Meeting 

Advertise, Exhibit & Sponsor the Conference

All registrations and purchases must be made by April 21, 2023.

All advertisers, exhibitors, and sponsors will also receive the opportunity to connect directly with attendees by having your promo added to the conference swag bags!

Exhibit Tables (1,20 x 0,80 Meter)
One table: 
  • Friday (tech fair) only: $100/€95
  • Friday (tech fair) thru Monday: $250/€235 (please note, the tech fair is in a different location than the conference, exhibitors are responsible for setting up and tearing down their materials between the two locations)
Two tables: 
  • Friday (tech fair) only: $200/€190
  • Friday (tech fair) thru Monday: $450/€420 (please note, the tech fair is in a different location than the conference, exhibitors are responsible for setting up and tearing down their materials between the two locations)
Conference Program Advertisement
>> First-time advertisers will receive a 15% discount! 
*Artwork must be sent to Amy Tackitt ( by Friday, April 21, 2023.
1/4 page: $500/€465 (98x145mm)
1/2 page: $750/€700 (210x145mm or 98x297mm)
full page: $1,000/€925 (210x297mm)

Sponsorship Opportunities
Diamond: $4,000/€3,725
  • Full back or inside cover thank you in the conference program—only 3 spots!
  • two exhibit tables 
  • two complimentary conference registrations (includes banquet)
  • recognition signage at your sponsored event
Platinum: $3,000/€2,790
  • Full page thank you in conference program
  • one exhibit table 
  • one complimentary conference registration (includes banquet)
  • one additional guest banquet attendee
  • recognition signage at your sponsored event
Gold: $2,000/€1,860
  • 1/2 page thank you in conference program
  • one exhibit table
  • one complimentary conference registration (includes banquet)
  • recognition signage at your sponsored event
Silver: $1,000/€930
  • 1/4 page thank you in conference program
  • one exhibit table 
  • one conference registration at MOLA-member rate (includes banquet)
  • recognition signage at your sponsored event
Bronze: $500/€465
  • one banquet attendee
  • recognition signage at your sponsored event 
If you would like to register to attend any sessions or the banquet, or purchase Saturday evening concert tickets or a Monday afternoon tour, you must also fill out a Non-Member Registration form. For sponsorships that include a registration, please complete a registration form – one for each attendee. All purchases and registrations must be made by April 21, 2023. 

Payment can be made in USD online via PayPal, or by check or money order made out to “MOLA”, sent to: 
Amy Tackitt, MOLA Administrator
1949 Asheville Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911

2023 Conference Sponsors


Blocks of rooms are available at the below hotel locations - plan ahead as they will fill quickly and be released for public booking 4 weeks prior to the conference.

Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19 (1.1km from Philharmonie)

Mandala Hotel
*includes breakfast*
Potsdamer Str. 3 (550m from Philharmonie)
Telefonisch: +49 (30) 590 05 1221
30 rooms blocked at this location - call or email ( to book and refer to the "MOLA" block

Grand Hyatt Berlin
*includes breakfast*
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2 (500m from Philharmonie)
Telefonisch: +49 (6131) 796 4940
20 rooms blocked at this location - to book, visit and use Group Code "G-Mol3"

For a cheaper, but very nice option, we also recommend:
Motel One Berlin Potstdamer Platz
from 89€/night (a local event this weekend may show higher prices)
Leipziger Platz 12 (1km from Philharmonie)

Travel in Berlin

From the Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof):
The easiest way is to take the bus no 41 or 85, they stop at Potsdamer Platz/Voßstrasse (about 6 Minutes)
Or you can take different regional trains (RE3, RE5 or RE8. It is one station, takes 2 minutes. The trip costs 3 Euro, bus or train, you can buy tickets from the bus driver. For the train you can buy tickets in automats in the station. 
From the Airport (BER):
Trains, regional and/or local (S-Bahn) Price: Euro 3,80. Tickets should be purchased in the station (Automats) You can pay with credit cards or cash.
You will have to change trains at least once during the trip from airport to Potsdamer Platz. The first train from the airport should preferably go from BER to Friedrichstrasse. From there you can go downstairs and take all S-Bahn-trains to Potsdamer Platz, 2 Stops. The trip from the airport to Potsdamer Platz takes about 50 Minutes.

Berlin Philharmonic Concerts

Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Elīna Garanča mezzo-soprano

Gabriel Fauré | Pelléas et Mélisande, Orchestral Suite, op. 80
Richard Wagner | Wesendonck Lieder (orch. by Felix Mottl and Richard Wagner)
César Franck | Symphony in D minor

MOLA has reserved tickets for the Saturday evening concert as follows: 
  • 40 tickets at $38 (these have sold out)
  • 40 tickets at $51
  • 30 tickets at $61
  • 30 tickets at $73
You may purchase tickets as part of your registration process. If you would like to purchase tickets for a concert other than Saturday evening, you may do so directly through the Berlin Philharmonic's website.

International Mahler Festival

From May 11-23, 2023 the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, its chief conductor Andris Nelsons and the City of Leipzig are presenting the 2nd International Mahler-Festival. Originally scheduled for 2021, the Festival has been postponed until 2023 due to the Covid-19 pandemic (as has the 41st MOLA Conference).  The festival features all of Mahler’s symphonies as well as his orchestra Lieder and his completion of Weber’s opera “Die drei Pinthos”. The festival will supplemented by lectures, exhibitions and tours to Mahler’s places in Leipzig. 

All concerts will be performed by major orchestras and conductors. As Breitkopf & Härtel is one of the main sponsors, exclusively supporting the concert of the Dresden Staatskapelle with Mahler’s symphony no. 3 conducted by Christian Thielemann, we have been granted a sponsors’ package by the Gewandhaus Orchestra. MOLA, as our most important customer group, was the first we’ve been thinking of inviting to the concert. Therefore, we are very happy to invite 30 guests (on a first-come, first-served basis) to the concert on May 25, joining us for a lovely day in Leipzig, the cradle of music publishing and the home and working place to so many well-known famous composers.

The day would not only include the concert but also a sightseeing tour to Leipzig’s highlights (as St. Thomas’ church with the grave of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Mendelssohn Haus, Schumann Haus etc.). It would also be possible to get a tour through the Gewandhaus. The hightlight however, would be of course the concert at 8 pm. Prior to the concert there would be a reception for all attendees as well as Breitkopf’s other guests of honor and (depending on the conductor’s mood) a meet and greet with Christian Thielemann. 

The whole day would be accompanied by some of Breitkopf’s staff members, including the publishing director Nick Pfefferkorn and our editors for orchestral music Mr. Christian Rudolf Riedel and Mrs. Alexandra Krämer, all three familiar to you from several previous MOLA conferences. The Leipzig city tour would be accompanied by Nick Pfefferkorn, who happens to be a Leipzig local.

In case you have any questions or need help for possible travel arrangements, recommendations, please contact Mr. Nick Pfefferkorn (Publishing Director of Breitkopf & Härtel). 

2023 Attendees