Here’s a video tutorial, with a complete transcript, from Thomas Goss of Orchestration Online on the subject of correctly labeling instrument names and numbers in your score, and its importance to the orchestra staff and librarian.
From June 3-6, 2022 in Philadelphia, MOLA: An Association of Performance Librarians held their 40th annual conference, and by all accounts it was a huge success.
Three music conferences, one weekend, all in the Scoring Notes universe: MOLA, NAMM, and League of American Orchestras. We’ll be at MOLA presenting sessions and talking to the best orchestra librarians in the business.
Before you do any work on parts, you’ll want to get one basic parameter from the librarian: the paper size their orchestra prefers for their instrument parts. Here’s a video tutorial from Thomas Goss of Orchestration Online on the subject, with a complete transcript.
We have a video interview with Lisa Dempsey Kane, orchestral librarian at The Juilliard School. We spoke with Lisa about her career and what it’s like working in professional and student orchestras, bowing tips, MOLA, the role of digital technology, music prep advice, and much more.
While I had the chance, I decided to take a few days to visit colleagues in London to catch up on all the latest. Fortunately (for me) they were working hard during the summer and hadn’t skipped town. Enjoy this virtual travelog!
At the 2018 MOLA conference, I spoke with Aurélia Azoulay, Newzik’s head of marketing and international development and Netta Shahar, their orchestra specialist, to talk about how the app has progressed based on their real-world experience, including collaborations such as those with the l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie.
In anticipation of the 2018 Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) conference, an interview with librarian Paul Beck about his life and work, and to hear in his own words what it means to perform the essential function of the librarian in today’s musical world.
An extensive chat with the SoundNotion team about music notation news, and reflections on presentations at the NYU/ASCAP film scoring workshop and the MOLA annual conference.
Last week, Seattle Weekly’s Arts section ran a story by Gavin Borchert about the concert series currently being performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. As present musical director Gerard Schwarz prepares to leave his post at the end of the season, the SSO’s Gund/Simonyi Farewell Commissions series will see them take on no fewer than […]