Fall Meeting Program & Details (Nov. 8-9, 2018)

McGill University
Montreal, Canada
November 8-9, 2018

Joint meeting with New York State-Ontario chapter of MLA and the Quebec chapter of CAML (Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres)

Preliminary Program
Restaurants & Tourism
Meeting organization working group members


Registration is now open for the 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). The meeting will be held at McGill University’s New Residence Hall in Montreal, Quebec on Thursday, November 8 and Friday November 9. We are pleased to announce that the MLA Board of Directors will also be joining us for this international conference.

Regular registration: $75 CAN / $60 USD
Student registration: $25 CAN / $20 USD.
Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 2

To register:
Attendees who are not members of any of these chapters may use whichever chapter registration they prefer. SQACBM registration is in Canadian dollars; NEMLA and NYSO registrations are in US dollars.

NEMLA members
NYSO members
SQACBM members
Please also indicate your meal preferences here.

Passport Reminder

Please be advised that attendees from the U.S. will need a valid passport to enter Canada.


We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville, 380 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0B1, Canada. Make your reservations by September 26 for the discounted rate of $179 CAD. The rate is available for Nov. 7-11, but you may choose a shorter stay when making reservations.

Link for reservation: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/MusicLibraryAssociation

Parking near the McGill New Residence Hall: https://ca.parkindigo.com/en/car-park/place-du-parc

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Preliminary Program

Except as noted, all events will be held at the New Residence Hall located at 3625 ave du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 3P8, Tel: (514) 398-3471.

Thursday, November 8
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and Networking
10:00 – 10:30 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 Morning Session 1a – 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 Morning Session 1b – Pending TBA
11:30 – 12:00 Morning Session 1c – Developing user-centered tools and services for supporting digital musicology/Musicologie numérique : développement d’outils et de services centrés sur l’utilisateur by Audrey Laplante and Jean-Sébastien Sauvé (bilingual)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30 – 2:00 Afternoon Session 1a – The well-tempered catalogue – the new RDA Toolkit and music resources by Damian Iseminger and Daniel Paradis
2:00 – 2:30 Afternoon Session 1b – Can I listen to that online: Building AV Access Systems by Jonathan Manton
2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Session 1c – Reprints: Views of a Publisher and User by Ronald Broude
3:00 – 3:30 Break and Networking
3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon Session 2a – 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 – 4:430 Afternoon Session 2b – Libraries as Printers: Challenges of acquiring PDF music scores/parts from self-publishing composers by Lisa Philpott
4:30 – 5:00 Afternoon Session 2c – 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
5:30 – 7:30 Reception and Exhibition Opening at the Marvin Duchow Music Library
An opening program for the exhibition will take place 6:00-6:30pm.
Friday, November 9
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 9:30 Morning Session 1a – Women in the 18th-Century British Music Marketplace: A View from the Subscription Lists by Joseph Darby
9:30 – 10:00 Morning Session 1b – The Long, Long Trail: An Iconic World War I Song and How It Came to Be by Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Session 1c – 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 Panel: Current issues and future directions in music librarianship by 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 Afternoon Session 1a – The Magic Wand Question: Library Enhancements Sparked by Student Survey by Lenora Schneller
3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon Session 1b – Local music collecting in Canadian cultural heritage institutions: A summary of recent research by Carolyn Doi and Sean Luyk
4:00 – 4:30 Afternoon Session 1c – Highlighted Collections: Bagaduce Music Lending Library (Maine), Downtown Collection (NYU) and the Louis Achille Delaquerrière Scrapbook (UWO)
4:30 – 5:00 Tentative: Travel to guided tour
5:00 – 6:00 Guided tour of the Canadian Music Centre / Centre de musique canadienne au Québec

Note: The Canadian Music Centre building is not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

Address: 1085, Côte du Beaver Hall, suite 200, Montreal, H2Z 1S5
Square Victoria Metro Station
Tel: 1 514.866.3477
Email: quebec [at] cmccanada.org
Website: cmcquebec.ca

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By air:
Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Airport: https://www.admtl.com/en
Taxi and limousines: https://www.admtl.com/en/access/taxis-limousines
Other transportation services: https://www.admtl.com/en/access/transports

By car: https://www.mtl.org/en/plan/getting-here/montreal-by-car

By train:
From a US destination: https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
From a Canadian destination: https://www.viarail.ca/en/

By bus:
Greyhound: https://www.greyhound.com
Megabus (limited coverage): https://ca.megabus.com

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Restaurants near the conference venue:

Première moisson (Accessible from within in the conference building)
333 Prince Arthur St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3P8

St-Hubert Express (take-out)
3575 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 3P9

Wing Fa Chinese restaurant
3474 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 2H7

Amelia’s Pizza
201 Milton St, Montreal, QC H2X 1V5

Tourism Montreal



Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 Saturday, 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)

Recommended Museums

Montreal Museum of Fine ArtsMusée des beaux-arts de Montréal
McCord MuseumMusée McCord

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Meeting organization working group members

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

In liaison with:
Rachel Gagnon, SQACBM
Christiane Melançon, SQACBM
Catherine Jolicoeur, SQACBM
Jim Farrington, NYSO
Beth Anne Kelly, NYSO
Jennifer L. Vaughn, NYSO
Sarah Funke Donovan, NEMLA
Alan Karass, NEMLA
Lisa Wollenberg. NEMLA

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