2018 Annual Meeting

Date : Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9, 2018

Place : McGill University, New Residence Hall
3625, avenue du Parc
Montréal (Québec)
H2X 3P8 (map)

Joint meeting of the New York State-Ontario (NYS/O) and New England (NEMLA) Chapters of the Music Library Association and the Québec Chapter of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (SQACBM). MLA Board of Directors is also present.








9:00-10:00 Breakfast and Networking

Welcome and Thanks (Houman Behzadi)

Opening address: The transformative power of digital tools for music research by Professor Julie E. Cumming, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

10:30-11:00 Putting the “I”s in RIdIM: International Involvement and Iconographic Images in the RIdIM Database by Alan Green and Sean Ferguson
11:00-11:30 How a MediaWiki Archive Can Support Creative Research in Music by Catherine Henderson
11:30-12:00 Musicologie numérique : développement d'outils et de services centrés sur l'utilisateur by Audrey Laplante and Jean-Sébastien Sauvé
12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:00 The well-tempered catalogue – the new RDA Toolkit and music resources by Damian Iseminger and Daniel Paradis
2:00-2:30 Can I listen to that online: Building AV Access Systems by Jonathan Manton
2:30-3:00 Reprints: Views of a Publisher and User by Ronald Broude
3:00-3:30 Break and Networking
3:30-4:00 Acquisition, access, and preservation of eScores: A new model for the library-music publisher collaborations by Brian McDonagh, Kyla Jemison, and Houman Behzadi
4:00-4:30 Libraries as Printers: Challenges of acquiring PDF music  scores/parts from self-publishing composers by Lisa Philpott
4:30-5:00 When a Consortium isn’t enough: Sheet music in a 21st century reading by Andrea Cawelti
5:00-5:30 Travel to Marvin Duchow Music Library at McGill University

Reception and Exhibition Opening at the Marvin Duchow Music Library : Women, Work, and Song in Nineteenth-Century France.

An opening program for the exhibition will take place from 6-6:30 pm.




8:00-9:00 Breakfast and Networking
9:00-9:30 Women in the 18th-Century British Music Marketplace: A
View from the Subscription Lists
by Joseph Darby
9:30-10:00 The Long, Long Trail: An Iconic World War I Song and How It Came to Be by Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy
10:00-10:30 Discographic Metadata as a Research Resource for Studying Popular Music Genres: Introducing the SongData Project by Jada Watson
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Pannel : Current issues and future directions in music librarianship with Mark C. McKnight, Susannah Cleveland, Carolyn Doi and Joseph Hafner
12:00-1:30 Catered Lunch
1:30-2:30 NYSO and SQACBM Business Meetings
2:30-3:00 Break and Networking
3:00-3:30 The Magic Wand Question: Library Enhancements Sparked by Student Survey by Lenora Schneller
3:30-4:00 Local music collecting in Canadian cultural heritage institutions: A summary of recent research by Carolyn Doi and Sean Luyk
4:00-4:30 Highlighted Collections: Bagaduce Music Lending Library (Maine), Downtown Collection (NYU) and the Louis Achille Delaquerrière Scrapbook (UWO)
4:30-5:00 Travel to the Canadian Music Centre in Montreal

Guided tour of the Canadian Music Centre, (CMC), 1085, Côte du Beaver Hall, suite 200, Montreal, H2Z 1S5. Square Victoria Metro Station.

Please note that the CMC building is not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.



  • Sarah Funke Donovan, Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Jim Farrington, Eastman School of Music
  • Christiane Melançon, Université de Montréal



By air:
By car:
By train :
By bus :



  • Première Moisson (Accessible from within in the conference building) 333 Prince Arthur ST W, Montreal, H2X 3P8
  • St-Hubert Express (Take-out) 3575 Park Ave, Montreal, H2X 3P9
  • Wing Fa (Chinese restaurant) 3474 Park Ave, Montreal, H2X 2H7
  • Amelia's (pizza) 201 Milton St, Montreal, H2X 1V5





Wed. Nov. 7, 2018

Thurs. Nov. 8, 2018

Fri. Nov. 9, 2018

Sat. Nov. 10, 2018

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal


Blake Pouliot plays the Sibelius concerto, 8 pm



Opéra de Montréal




Das Rheingold, 7:30 pm

McGill Baroque Orchestra

Works by Giovanni Gabrieli, Biagio Marini, Giovanni Battista Fontana, 7:30 PM at Redpath Hall (3461 rue McTavish, Montreal)




Opera McGill


Benjamin Britten, Albert Herring; 7:30 PM at Pollack Hall, Strathcona Music Building (555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)

Benjamin Britten, Albert Herring; 7:30 PM at Pollack Hall, Strathcona Music Building (555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)

Benjamin Britten, Albert Herring; 7:30 PM at Pollack Hall, Strathcona Music Building (555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)

Intermezzo: Ali Kian Yazdanfar, double bass & Brigitte Poulin, piano



Works by Onslow, Weinberg, and Bottesini; 12:00 PM at Tanna Schulich Hall, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building (527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)


McGill Noon-Hour Organ concert


Hans-Ola Ericsson, coordinator, 12:30 PM at Redpath Hall (3461 rue McTavish, Montreal)







  • Houman Behzadi, NYSO and SQACBM
  • Cathy Martin, SQACBM
  • Lenora Schneller, NYSO
  • Jared Rex, NEMLA
  • Marci Cohen, NEMLA