MOLA Philadelphia 2022

Please complete a separate registration for each attendee. Registration includes all sessions, opening reception, and one banquet seat.
  • Member: $250
  • Additional Member (second, third, fourth, etc. librarian): $200
  • Affiliate Member: $300
  • *Non-Member: $400
  • Additional Banquet (1 banquet included in above registrations - this option is to add an additional attendee - e.g. spouse): $95
  • Non-member Student: $100 (banquet not included)
A list of current member organizations is available HERE.

*Exhibitors who would like to attend any of the sessions or the banquet must register by completing a non-member registration form in addition to their purchase of an exhibit table below.

Please register and make payment by Friday, May 27, 2022.

Conference Agenda

The conference agenda will continue to develop over the coming weeks - to assist in planning your trip, view a draft agenda HERE.

  • Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music tours
  • Supply sandbox
  • One-on-one tutorial opportunities
  • Opportunities to visit the vendor tables

Pre-Conference Workshop

June 3, 10am-4pm
Curtis Institute of Music
Co-sponsored by Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance
Registration deadline: May 26

This workshop will provide a basic understanding in major areas of music librarianship including, but not limited to, music acquisition, copyright, digital copyright, music technology, cataloging, and inter-departmental communications. The workshop is structured around a concert program containing a variety of problematic works to be used as examples and referenced throughout each session; attendees will gain insight on the entire process, step by step, through presentations by experienced librarians, beginning with a concert program through performance and beyond. The concert program will comprise one piece in each of the following categories: public domain work published in many editions, copyrighted and rental/hire work, work with a soloist, and issues surrounding streaming and grand rights.

Featuring presentations from current and retired librarians from the National Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Temple University Boyer College of Music, Philadelphia Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Institute of Music, and University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Registration: $30 (includes boxed lunch)
  • Add on a full conference registration: $70 for students, $370 for non-members/non-students
  • Add 2 plenary sessions (Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning) and Monday morning audition preparation workshop: $50
Please Note: The Curtis Institute of Music requires all students, employees, invited guests, and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Full vaccination status is achieved when you have received all doses in the primary series. Curtis recognizes those vaccines which have received full approval and/or Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) or have been pre-qualified for Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organization (AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinovac).

Please send proof of your full vaccination status- a scan or photo of your vaccination card(s)- to Kimberly Gould, Managing Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, at Ms. Gould will keep your information private and will certify to the event organizers that you are cleared to be on campus.

In addition, please be advised that although not required, masks are still encouraged indoors on the Curtis campus, especially in group settings.

Please send any questions about Curtis's COVID-19 policies or protocols to Kimberly Gould.

Financial Assistance - Members Only

Round 2 Application Deadline: April 15 2022
Travel Assistance is intended to assist member librarians with basic economy transportation costs only (not additional add-ons), as well as up to 2 nights of hotel costs (in the conference designated hotel) as outlined in the application - not with food, fees, or miscellaneous expenses. The "Travel Assistance" section of the MOLA Policies states:
"The MOLA Board of Directors, in consultation with the Finance Committee, may from time to time designate funds to be used to subsidize MOLA-related personal travel expenses of MOLA member Librarians. Individuals may apply in writing at any time for such subsidizations. Funds, if available, will be distributed in the order applications are received, unless, in the opinion of the Board, extenuating circumstances warrant otherwise. As guidelines in the decision-making process, the Board shall consider such factors as the applicant's personal or professional circumstances, degree of hardship, and level of scheduled Conference participation. Except in unusual circumstances, no applicant shall be granted funding in two consecutive years."
Travel assistance requests will be reviewed by the Finance committee and submitted to the Board for final approval. 
Receipts must be submitted for reimbursement within 45 days of purchase to allow MOLA to act in accordance with IRS rules. Any receipts received after this timeframe may not be reimbursed. 

All 2022 awards have now been granted and applications are no longer being taken.
The purpose of the first-time attendee award is to encourage conference participation by MOLA member librarians who have never attended the annual conference. Recipients will be required to participate in the Conference Mentoring Program and to write a brief summary of a conference session or an article about their experience attending the conference and participating in the Mentoring program (for potential publication in Marcato, in collaboration with the Marcato Editor-in-Chief), to be used on the website, and for future programmatic promotion or fundraising opportunities.

Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and, if granted, funds will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until the budgeted funds are exhausted. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible by the MOLA Administrator as awards are granted - please refrain from making conference registration payment until you have been notified of the outcome of your application review.

Advertise & Exhibit at the Conference

Exhibit Tables
  • One table: Saturday thru Monday: $250/€235
  • Two tables: Saturday thru Monday: $450/€420
Conference Program Advertisement
New for 2022 – First-time advertisers will receive a 15% discount! 
*Artwork must be sent to Amy Tackitt ( by Friday, May 27, 2022. Program book size is 8.5” X 11”.
  • 1/8 page: $350/€325 
  • 1/4 page: $500/€465
  • 1/2 page: $750/€700
Exhibitors who would like to attend any of the sessions or the banquet must register by completing a non-member registration.

Planning Your Visit

Thanks to Steve Glanzmann of The Philadelphia Orchestra for providing this helpful resources!

Conference Hotel

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 (215) 625-2900

Conference rate ($199/night + taxes/fees) available June 1-9, 2022 based on availability so consider extending your stay!
Guests must book by May 6, 2022 to receive MOLA rate!

Opening Reception

Friday, June 3, 2022
Kimmel Center

Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Tickets

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor 
Frank Pachamama Meets an Ode
Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Friday,  June 3, 2022, 2pm
Saturday,  June 4, 2022, 8pm
Sunday,  June 5, 2022, 2pm

Use promo code MOLA15 or click HERE to purchase seats anywhere in the house except for boxes.

Sponsor the Conference

Diamond Level: $4,000/€3,725
Only 3 spots!
  • Full back or inside cover thank you in conference program
  • 2 exhibit tables
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations (includes banquet)
  • signage at your sponsored event
Platinum Level: $3,000/€2,790
  • Full page thank you in conference program
  • 1 exhibit table
  • 1 complimentary conference registration (includes banquet)
  • 1 additional guest banquet attendee
  • signage at your sponsored event
Silver Level: $1,000/€930
  • 1/4 page thank you in conference program
  • 1 exhibit table
  • 1 conference registration at MOLA-member rate (includes banquet)
  • signage at your sponsored event​​​
Gold Level: $2,000/€1,860
  • 1/2 page thank you in conference program
  • 1 exhibit table
  • 1 complimentary conference registration (includes banquet)
  • signage at your sponsored event
Bronze Level: $500/€465
  • 1/8 page thank you in conference program
  • 1 banquet attendee
  • signage at your sponsored event

2022 Conference Sponsors

The Malmud-Kravitz Foundation
Dr. Leon Malmud, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is retired from a career as a radiologist at Temple University Children's Medical Center.  Dr. Malmud served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Temple University Health System from 1996 to 2001. He also served as the dean of the Temple University School of Medicine and Vice President of Temple University Hospital.  Dr. Elsa Malmud is retired from a career as a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Sciences at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Leon and Elsa have been Philadelphia Orchestra season subscribers since 1965. In addition to attending special events throughout the season, the couple subscribe to four subscription series. They frequently attend concerts with their daughters, Susan and Anne. In 2017, Leon and Elsa established The Henrietta Varbalow Kravitz Music Library Fund at The Philadelphia Orchestra to support the acquisition of musical scores in perpetuity. The fund is named in memory of Elsa’s late mother who began attending Philadelphia Orchestra concerts in 1930.

Luck's Music Library

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale