Music Preservation Institute

Application deadline extended to June 15, 2024!

NOTE: Eastman’s Student Living Center will be completely closed for renovations during Summer 2024; on-campus housing and dining will not be available. All participants will need to make their own arrangements for housing and meals.

INS 434
Music Preservation Institute
July 29-August 2, 2024 / Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Room: NSL 305

Alice Carli, Conservator, Sibley Music Library

This course is available in two formats: a one-week in-person institute and a six-week online workshop. This listing describes the in-person institute. For information about the online workshop, click here.

The focus of the course is hands-on experience in repair techniques and preservation strategies for musical scores, with particular emphasis on matching preservation decisions to the individual library (or personal) circumstances and mission. A combination of in-person discussions, demonstrations and hands-on practice will cover administration and workflow organization for binding, conservation, digitization, and special materials.

Those who sign up for the live course will also receive access to the videos and other content prepared for the virtual version, for continued reference long after the summer is over. The course is designed for library professional and support staff, but private collectors, composers, and music students curious about best practices for binding and preserving scores are also welcome. Students wishing to take this course for 1 credit must email Dr. Sylvie Beaudette at to register as independent study.

For more information about this institute, please email Alice Carli at

Professional Development Hours: 35
$705 / noncredit

“Incredibly useful information for day-to-day operations – I will implement more of the techniques/workflows discussed.” — 2023 Music Preservation Institute participant

Click HERE to register