Virtual Vancouver 2020

In lieu of this year's conference slated to be hosted by our colleagues at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, we are pleased to offer an array of sessions virtually. Below, find links to livestreamed webinars (which will be recorded and made available following the live event), pre-recorded presentations and tutorials, and written documents and blogs. Sessions will be presented May - August, 2020. Please contact MOLA Administrator with any questions.

Conference Sessions

  • Co-moderated by Alizabeth Nowland, Performance Librarian - University of Michigan
  • Co-moderated by Justin Vibbard, Principal Librarian - Sarasota Orchestra
  • Jay Berger, Manager, Licensing & Copyright - Carl Fischer Music and the Theodore Presser Company
  • Karen Heymann, Production Manager - Peermusic Classical
  • James M. Kendrick, Partner - Alter Kendrick & Baron, LLP
  • Kevin McGee, Manager, Digital & Mechanical Licensing - Wise Music
  • Charles Paul, Assistant Chief Librarian - The United States Marine Band
  • Norman Ryan, Vice President, Composers & Repertoire - Schott Music Corporation & European American Music
  • Jim Schneeberg, Publishing Associate - Southern Music Company; Lauren Keiser Music Publishing
  • Eric Wendell, Director, Rental & Grand Rights Licensing - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Public Speaking & Giving Library Tours
Video coming soon!
  • Kazue Asawa McGregor, Librarian - Los Angeles Philharmonic
Future of Digital Sheet Music Distribution
June 8, 2020, 11am ET
Watch live on our
Facebook page or YouTube channel or register to join via Zoom (link coming soon)
  • Aurélia Azoulay-Guetta, Co-Founder & Head of Sales - Newzik
  • Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian and Artistic Associate - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Paul Schäffer, Editorial Department, Concert Opera Media Division - Schott Music Mainz
  • Bevis Hungate, Head of Hire Services - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
What I Learned in Library School: How a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Can Work for You                               
June 20, 2020, 5pm ET - join live via Zoom
*submit questions in advance
  • Alison Verderber, Orchestra Librarian - Austin Symphony
  • Jane Cross, Honorary Member - “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
  • Zoua Sylvia Yang, Music and Performing Arts Librarian, Assistant Professor - DePauw University

Roundtables - Members Only

Ballet Roundtable
Date TBD
Moderator TBD

Opera Roundtable
Date TBD
Moderated by Melisandra Dunker, Librarian - Los Angeles Opera

Summer Festival Roundtable
Date TBD
Moderated by Sarah Bowman Peterson, Librarian - Grand Rapids Symphony; Peninsula Music Festival

Academic Roundtable    
Date TBD
Moderated by Meredith Gangler, Librarian - Boston University School of Music

Additional Conference Offerings

  • One-on-one sessions with Philip Rothman (Finale, Sibelius, and Dorico), Tom Nazelli (ArtsVision), Joshua Luty (Dorico), and Michel Léonard (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) are available by appointment. 
  • Résumé reviews are available to all interested MOLA members and includes an interview coaching. This opportunity is also open to summer/festival interns and apprentices selected this season. Additionally, we have provided some helpful hints to demystify the performance librarian résumé. PDF résumés can be submitted to including your name and affiliated MOLA organization. A 10-15 minute feedback/coaching session will be scheduled on a rolling basis after we've reviewed your materials. We look forward to your submission!

Sessions Coming Soon!

Some content may be available to MOLA members only and will be indicated as such where necessary. Details below subject to change and will be added and updated throughout the coming weeks - stay tuned!

Welcome and Opening Plenary Panels
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Relationship with the School of Music
    Angela Elster, President & CEO - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Diversity in Programming
    Otto Tausk, Music Director - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Making the Cut: Workflows for Audition Music Preparation             
Joshua Luty, Music Librarian - Houston Grand Opera
Mark Fugina, Librarian - Long Beach Symphony 
Philip Rothman, Owner - NYC Music Services 

Mahler Editions & Versions              
Aaron Hawn, Edmonton Symphony 
TBD Publisher Representatives

Proofreading & Errata        
Doug Adams, Orchestra Librarian - Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Jeff Ryan - Former Composer in Residence - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra      

Music Repair and Binding Techniques         
Robert Sutherland, Honorary Member - The Metropolitan Opera
Katharina Hötzenecker, Chief Librarian - Vienna State Opera
Akane Oki, Librarian - NHK Symphony Orchestra
Tom Nazelli, President & CEO - ArtsVision         
Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian and Artistic Associate - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Planning and Administration Software (OPAS) - US Webinar (view OPAS Next tutorial to be available in advance)     
Tom Gaitens, Owner - Fine Arts Software

Orchestral Planning and Administration Software (OPAS) - EU Webinar (view OPAS Next tutorial to be available in advance)   
*This webinar presented in German   

nkoda and Publisher Update (view nkoda tutorial HERE)
Mike Newman, Global Business Development Manager - nkoda
TBD Librarian 

Teamwork in the Library         
Minella Lacson, Librarian - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 
Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian and Artistic Associate - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Bowings for Non-String Players       
Marcia Farabee, Honorary Member - National Symphony Orchestra
Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian and Artistic Associate - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 
Michel Léonard, Music Librarian - Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Opera for Symphony Librarians
KT Somero, Staff Librarian - Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nancy Elbeck, Principal Librarian - National Arts Centre Orchestra

Band/Jazz/Contemporary Music Issues        
Charles Paul, Assistant Chief Librarian - The United States Marine Band
Manly Romero, Performance Librarian - Manhattan School of Music

In the works...

  • Virtual 5k
  • Group photo
  • Swag pencil bags
  • MOLA Bingo