Music Scores Preservation Workshop
Location: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Schoenbaum Rehearsal Studio, Room 3732 (from The Clarice main lobby, head up the grand staircase. At the top of the stairs, you will find a registration desk. Check in there and we will guide you to the workshop location).
Time and Date: Friday, October 4, 2019, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Workshop registration also includes Alice Carli’s presentation on Music Preservation Decision Making from 1:15 – 2:15, which is listed as part of the main ATMLA meeting program.
This workshop will provide a hands-on experience in repair techniques and preservation strategies for musical scores. Participants will learn to bind sheets using a variety of methods, including: gluing sheets into folios with and without tape; making cover sheets and pamphlet binders; adding pockets to a binder; and sewing a pamphlet into a binder with a spine cover cloth. Participants will also practice repair of several types of damage. The registration fee covers all materials and tools, and several tools (awls, bone folders, brushes) will be takeaways for participants to keep. Following the hands-on portion of the workshop Alice Carli will offer a one-hour presentation on decision trees for music preservation. Participants have the option of purchasing a box lunch at the time of registration and time will be provided between the hands-on workshop and the decision trees presentation to eat and socialize with fellow attendees. No experience is necessary. The workshop should be of interest to music library staff and aspiring librarians who wish to gain hands-on experience working with paper materials, conservation professionals who wish to learn about unique aspects of music preservation, and anyone with an interest in the care and binding of printed music.
You may register for this workshop by itself or in addition to the ATMLA chapter meeting. To register for either or both, as well as to order a box lunch, please visit our Eventbrite page.
Alice Carli is Conservator at Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music. As the author of Binding and Care of Printed Music (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2003; currently in revision), she is an acknowledged expert on the preservation and conservation of music materials. She is a sought-after teacher on the topic and has led workshops in a variety of venues, including at Eastman School of Music and at the Music Library Association annual meeting.