We continue our interviews with members of MOLA, An Association of Performance Librarians, at their annual conference in June. We’re calling these brief conversations “Scoring Half Notes”
In this segment, we revisit with our good friend Nicole Jordan, the principal librarian of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Nicole hosted the 2022 MOLA conference in her capacity in Philadelphia, and by sheer coincidence, she was the host of the last in-person MOLA conference in 2019 when she was principal librarian at the Atlanta Symphony.
We caught up with Nicole during the closing banquet and look back at both conferences. At the 2022 conference, Nicole delivered a presentation about recording Florence Price’s music. We learn what it was like making that composer’s voice come alive in the course of this very successful project, and some of the similarities and differences of working with contemporary music composers.
By the way, you’ll definitely want to listen to our full interview with Nicole from an earlier episode, if you haven’t heard it already, where Nicole quizzes us about our software recommendations and gets our advice for people who are just beginning their technological journey.
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