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
Submit your questions in advance HERE
This session will be pre-recorded and shared with registered attendees throughout the conference
  • Co-moderated by Juhana Hautsalo, Music Librarian - Finnish National Opera & Ballet
  • Co-moderated by Alexandra Krämer, Editor - Breitkopf & Härtel
  • Christoph Hartmann, Oboist - Berlin Philharmonic
  • Christian Hoesch, Editor - Schott
  • Piotr Kołodziej, Founder - Studio Orfeo
  • Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor - Finnish National Opera & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • 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, 9:00-10:45am 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 Librarian - Royal Northern College of Music
  • Sebastian Djupsjöbacka, Music Librarian - Finnish Radio Symphony
  • Jari Eskola, Publishing Manager - Fennica Gehrman

May 29-June 4

Finale
June 1, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Submit your questions in advance via email
ArtsVision and Their New Library Module
June 1, 7:00-8:00pm ET
Submit your questions in advance HERE
  • Tom Nazelli, Founder & President - ArtsVision
  • Rosemary Antonini, Client Support Specialist - ArtsVision
  • Jeffrey Mitchell, VP, Client Services - ArtsVision
  • Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian and Artistic Associate - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Pop Music Publishing & Licensing with Professor Andrea Johnson
June 2, 1:00-2:00pm ET
  • Annika Donnen, Associate Librarian - Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Andrea "Ani" Johnson, Owner - MonoMyth Media; Associate Professor of Music Business/Management - Berklee College of Music
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, 1:00-2:30pm ET
  • Alizabeth Nowland, Librarian - University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • Ben Gould, Librarian - Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Justin Vibbard, Principal Librarian - Sarasota Orchestra
  • Carl Simpson, Chief Operating Officer - International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP); Owner - Serenissima Music, LLC
  • Jørgen Blomqvist, PhD, Affiliate Professor - Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR), University of Copenhagen
  • Richard Payne, Librarian - Royal Scottish National Orchestra

One-on-One Tutorials

Available by appointment - click to email & schedule

Conference Sessions Calendar

For a printable calendar layout of the conference sessions, click HERE. This PDF may only be updated once weekly so please refer to the information below on this page for most current details. Information about joining each session will be sent via email to registered attendees on Friday afternoons for all sessions coming up the next week.

May 22-28

Introduction 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
Submit your questions in advance via email
  • 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, Assistant Director of Music Administration - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Copyright Litigation and Licensing "Myth-Busting"
May 26, 2:00-3:00pm ET
See panel description, topics, and outline HERE
  • Kerry Mustico, SVP Legal and Business Affairs - National Music Publishers Association
  • Gary Corrin, Principal Librarian - Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Ed Matthew, Senior Promotion Manager - G. Schirmer/AMP,  Wise Music Classical
Newzik: How to Order and Distribute Digital Scores through a Full Web Service
May 27, 11:00am-12:30pm ET
Submit your questions in advance HERE
  • 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
Become a Pro with the P(erforming)R(ights)O(rganization)s
May 27, 1:00-2:00pm ET
Send your questions in advance via email
See panel description, topics, and outline HERE
Don't miss the next two sessions on this topic coming up June 9 & 11!
  • Gary Corrin, Principal Librarian - Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • James Leacock, Manager of Media - Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
  • Deirdre Chadwick, Executive Director Classical, New York - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
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.
  • Ulrich Steffen Eck, Administrator - Zinfonia
The Importance of Self-Care for Musicians
May 28, 12:00-1:00pm ET
*This session will not be recorded in order to encourage open conversation - however, presentation materials will be made available*
Submit questions, suggestions, or testimonials in advance via email
  • Blaine Cunningham, Librarian - Orchestra Iowa

June 5-11

Ballet Roundtable*
June 5, 1:00-2:00pm ET
  • Moderated by Russel Allyn, Librarian - New York City Ballet
OPAS Next Q&A
June 7, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Submit your questions in advance via email; view pre-recorded tutorial
  • Tom Gaitens, President - Fine Arts Software
  • Philipp Wunderlich - Fine Arts Software
Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony: A User’s Guide to the Editions
June 8, 12:00-1:00pm ET
  • Paul Beck, Associate 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
Opera Roundtable*
June 8, 2:00-3:00pm ET
  • Moderated by Tony Rickard, Music Library Manager - Royal Opera House
Digital Media & Music 101
June 9, 11:00am-12:00pm ET
  • Annika Donnen, Associate Librarian - Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Amanda Reitenbach, Manager of Social Media and Content - Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Composer's Perspective on Library: Two Composers in Discussion
June 9, 1:00-1:50pm ET
  • Moderated by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador at Symphony Nova Scotia
  • Viet Cuong, Composer in Residence - California Symphony
  • Dinuk Wijeratne, Composer, Conductor, Pianist; Director of Orchestral Studies - University of Ottawa
Synching Without Sinking: A 101 Session
June 9, 2:00-3:30pm ET
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
  • Jack Bernard, Associate General Counsel, Intermittent and Adjunct Lecturer in Law - University of Michigan
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
June 10, 12:00-1:15pm ET
  • Michel Léonard, Librarian - Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Academic Roundtable*
June 10, 2:30pm ET
  • Moderated by Elaine Li, Orchestra Librarian - Curtis Institute of Music
Dorico - Roundtable Discussion
June 11,  12:00-1:00pm ET
  • Joshua Luty, Music Librarian - Houston Grand Opera
  • Mark Fabulich, Assistant Librarian - Boston Symphony Orchestra
North American Streaming & Licensing - Exploration and Discussion
June 11, 2:00-3:30pm ET
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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
  • Ari Solotoff, Esq., Entertainment Lawyer / Founder & Managing Attorney - Solotoff Law Group, PLLC
  • Raymond Horwitz, Project Manager, Media Initiatives - Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
  • Brian Litwin, Manager of Licensing - Concord
*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.