Virtual Conference 2021

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We are pleased to offer an array of sessions virtually for the 2021 MOLA Conference. Registration for the 2021 virtual conference costs $25 USD per attendee. Registrants will have access to attend conference sessions* from May 15 - June 15 and to interact live. Sessions will be recorded and posted online for members following the conference.

Find below a list of the currently slated sessions and register to attend the conference. Topics, presenters, and details will continue to be added as they solidify throughout the coming month. Weekly conference updates will be sent via email each Friday afternoon including links to join sessions for the upcoming week to those registered.

*A handful of sessions are intended for MOLA members only. These are not part of conference registration and will be accessible to all MOLA members via log in info available in the MOLA forum thread "Virtual Conference Member Only Sessions".

Register to Attend

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May 15-21

Annual Business Meeting
*The Annual Business Meeting is for MOLA Members only and requires a password to join the Zoom session. Find information about how to join on the MOLA Forum when logged into the MOLA website. Members do not need to be registered for the full conference to attend this event.
May 15, 12:00-1:30pm ET

From “Critical vs. Practical” to “Critical AND Practical” – Talking About Editorial Matters
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This session will be pre-recorded and shared with registered attendees throughout the conference
  • Juhana Hautsalo, Music Librarian - Finnish National Opera & Ballet
  • Alexandra Krämer, Editor - Breitkopf & Härtel
  • Christian Hoesch, Editor - Schott
  • Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor - Finnish National Opera & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Piotr Kołodziej, Founder - Studio Orfeo
  • Christoph Hartmann, Oboist - Berlin Philharmonic
Scoring Notes Live - Comparing the Major Music Notation Software Applications
May 17, 2:00-3:15pm ET
  • Philip Rothman, Owner - NYC Music Services
  • David MacDonald, Assistant Professor of Composition, Music Theory and Technology - Wichita State University
MuseScore
May 18, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Submit your questions in advance HERE!
  • Marc Sabatella, Director - Mastering MuseScore School 
  • Peter Jonas, Community Ambassador - MuseScore
nkoda 2021: Practical Use and Reference for Performance Librarians
May 19, 12:00-1:00pm ET
  • Mike Newman, Institutional Partnerships Director - nkoda
  • Ella M. Fredrickson, Principal Librarian - The Florida Orchestra
“Getting to Know You”: Finding Scores and Parts at the Library of Congress
May 19, 2:00-3:00pm ET
  • Moderated by Jane Cross, Music Archivist - Library of Congress
  • Melissa Wertheimer, Music Reference Specialist - Library of Congress
Summer Festival Roundtable*
*Roundtables are for MOLA Members only and require a password to join the Zoom session. Passwords can be found on the MOLA Forum under the "2021 Virtual Conference Member Only Sessions" thread when logged into the MOLA website. Members do not need to be registered for the full conference to attend these events.
May 20, 2:00pm ET
  • Moderated by Sarah Bowman Peterson, Librarian - Grand Rapids Symphony; Peninsula Music Festival
European Streaming & Licensing
May 21, 9:00-10:00am ET
  • Moderated by Georgina Govier, Head of Music Library - Welsh National Opera
  • Simon Brown, Commercial, Rights & Business Affairs Manager - BBC Radio and Music
  • Thomas Goddard, Orchestras and Ensembles Manager - Royal Northern College of Music
  • Sebastian Djupsjöbacka, Music Librarian - Finnish Radio Symphony
  • Jari Eskola, Publishing Manager - Fennica Gehrman

June 5-11

OPAS Next Q&A
June 7, 12:00-1:00pm ET
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A pre-recorded tutorial will be provided to conference attendees to watch in advance of the Q&A session
  • Tom Gaitens, President - Fine Arts Software
Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony: A User’s Guide to the Editions
June 8, 12:00-1:00pm ET
  • Moderated by Paul Beck, Assistant Librarian - Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Benjamin M. Korstvedt, Professor of Music, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts - Clark University; Editorial Board, Nineteenth-Century Music Review
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
June 10, 12:00-1:15pm ET
  • Michel Léonard, Librarian - Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Advanced Dorico Roundtable
June 11,  12:00-1:00pm ET
  • Joshua Luty, Music Librarian - Houston Grand Opera
  • Mark Fabulich, Assistant Librarian - Boston Symphony Orchestra

May 22-28

Intro to Dorico
May 24, 2:00-3:00pm ET
  • Joshua Luty, Music Librarian - Houston Grand Opera
  • Mark Fabulich, Assistant Librarian - Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius
May 25, 12:00-1:00pm ET
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  • Philip Rothman, Owner - NYC Music Services
Non-orchestral Ensembles 101: Bands & Wind Ensembles, Jazz Bands, and Contemporary Ensembles
May 26, 10:00-11:00am ET
  • Charles Paul, Assistant Chief Librarian - The United States Marine Band
  • Manly Romero, Librarian - Manhattan School of Music; NY Pops
  • Kay Wolff, Director of Music Administration - Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Christi English, Associate Music Administration - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Newzik: How to Order and Distribute Digital Scores through a Full Web Service
May 27, 11:00am-12:30pm ET
  • Aurélia Azoulay-Guetta, Co-Founder & CEO - Newzik
  • Felix Banvillet, Head of Publisher Relations - Newzik
  • Ana-Maria Lipoczi, Music Services Manager - Canadian Music Center
  • James Welland, Managing Editor - Wisemusic Group
  • Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian and Artistic Associate - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Zinfonia, in©, and Copyright Permissions in the Digital Age
May 28, 10:00-11:00am ET
  • Peter Grimshaw, Director - Zinfonia Holdings / BTM Innovation Pty. Ltd.
The Importance of Self-Care for Musicians
May 28, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Submit questions, suggestions, or testimonials in advance via email
  • Blaine Cunningham, Librarian - Orchestra Iowa

May 29-June 4

Finale
June 1, 12:00-1:00pm ET
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  • Philip Rothman, Owner - NYC Music Services
Workflow in Multi-librarian Libraries
June 2, 3:00-4:00pm ET
  • Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian and Artistic Associate - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Danielle Garrett, Instrumental Ensemble Librarian - Temple University, Boyer College of Music
  • Minella Lacson, Librarian - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
An Introduction to the Berlin Philharmonic "Digital Concert Hall" (DCH)
June 3, 11:00am-12:00pm ET
  • Inger Marie Garcia de Presno, Librarian - Berlin Philharmonic
  • Ina Heimann, Legal Assistance - Berlin Philharmonic
  • Christoph Franke, Creative Producer - Berlin Philharmonic
International Copyright
June 3, 1:00-2:00pm ET
  • Richard Payne, Librarian - Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Alizabeth Nowland, Librarian - University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • Jørgen Blomqvist, PhD, Affiliate Professor - Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR), University of Copenhagen
  • Carl Simpson, Chief Operating Officer - International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP); Owner - Serenissima Music, LLC

One-on-One Tutorials

Available by appointment - click to email & schedule

To Be Scheduled - Stay Tuned!

ArtsVision
  • Tom Nazelli, Founder & President - ArtsVision
  • Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian and Artistic Associate - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
GIMP 101
  • Michael Ferraguto, Principal Librarian - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The Pandemic Paradigm: A Year on the Front Line
  • Karen Schnackenberg, Chief Librarian - Dallas Symphony Orchestra
How to Win Colleagues and Influence Management 2.0
  • Wendy J. Skoczen, Chief Librarian - The Metropolitan Opera
Reporting Digital Licenses to PROs
  • Gary Corrin, Principal Librarian - Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • ASCAP rep TBA
  • BMI rep TBA
  • SOCAN rep TBA
Synchronization Licensing 101
Submit questions in advance HERE
  • Alizabeth Nowland, Librarian - University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • Elaine Li, Orchestra Librarian - Curtis Institute of Music
  • Bart Dunn, Principal Librarian - Jacksonville Symphony
  • Renee Pflughaupt, Head Librarian - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
North American Streaming & Licensing
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  • Elena Lence Talley, Principal Music Librarian - Kansas City Symphony
  • Courtney Secoy Cohen, Principal Librarian - San Diego Symphony
  • Gary Corrin, Principal Librarian - Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Digital Media
  • Annika Donnen, Associate Librarian - Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Laura Burgos, Senior Director of Digital & Analytics - Lyric Opera of Chicago
Music Publishing Industry 101
  • Annika Donnen, Associate Librarian - Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opera Roundtable*
Moderated by Tony Rickard, Music Library Manager - Royal Opera House

Ballet Roundtable*
Moderated by Russel Allyn, Librarian - New York City Ballet

Academic Roundtable*
Moderated by Elaine Li, Orchestra Librarian - Curtis Institute of Music

*Roundtables are for MOLA Members only and require a password to join the Zoom session. Passwords can be found on the MOLA Forum under the "2021 Virtual Conference Member Only Sessions" thread when logged into the MOLA website. Members do not need to be registered for the full conference to attend these events.